Monday, July 10, 2006


I get really tired of hearing the argument that we need a "counterfeit proof" national ID card (usually coupled with the snake oil assumption that it must include biometric data) as a way of stopping illegal immigrants. This is disingenuous. All that is needed is for the employer to be able to check government records and find out if the data given by new hires is valid.

Employment is not like gaining entry to a club where alcohol is served, or cashing a check for groceries. Those transactions need to be completed in a matter of seconds - an employer should be spending some real time checking into who they are allowing to work at their business.

On a similar note (disingenuousness), since there has been no incidents of flag burning for about 40 years - why would congress be considering a constitutional amendment to ban it?

Has to be an ulterior motive. Anyone have an idea what the motives might be?

1 comment:

Aleksandr said...

If I am correct we are in an election year, and the last time I checked the Republicans have not passed any major bill in the last two years. Time to throw the base a proverbial bone.

It is just like the gay marriage issue two years ago. It makes it seem like the politicians are doing something.