A Democrat Says: Why Not A Polio-Type Campaign To Immunize Americans Against Illegal Alien Fraud With National ID Cards?
My son-in-law, a life-long Democrat,
recently asked me what in the world our government
is doing about
identifying illegal aliens in our country. I
told him that
the ID issue remains a hot button and that all
of us, Democrats or Republicans or Independents,
should demand now that we have a national ID card.
Hooray! Could his question and that
of a growing number of us Democrats be the start of a
Great Awakening among members of my party?
Historically, the majority of us
Democrats have been very loath
to favor a reliable ID card. However, as a lowly
Democrat (not a
Superdelegate), I ardently wish we could get the
attention of all members of our Congress, especially the
three members running for President on pushing this
issue. (Sending a request for solid ID cards to the
White House would be fruitless, as the current occupant
has long gone stone deaf to anything connected to the
Nevertheless, I am increasingly
hearing from my son in law and many other liberal
Democrats the same question: How in the world are we
going to solve this out of control immigration invasion
we can`t count accurately who is here??
We simply need a sound method of
establishing properly the identity of those persons
in this country who are US citizens or legal aliens.
This is so far from rocket science that even Dubya knows
it`s true. But our leaders don`t want to get it—because
that would eliminate the ability of businesses,
ideological and ethnic lobbies to continue the
continuing importation of millions of slaves, against
the will of the vast majority of Americans.
We need to make National
Identification Cards mandatory, as many other countries
do. As the number of
anchor babies born to those 12 million or more
illegal aliens here now grows, we are going to get to
the point where benefits, services and, of critical
the privilege of voting will soon be so botched by
bad data and mismanagement by our Federal government
that the voting frauds and failures in
Florida and Ohio will seem minor.
The vast majority of people in the
US now could readily be verified, stratified and
completely identified as bona fide! Not just the high
and the mighty like ex NY Governor Spitzer, whom the FBI
nailed readily, but every legal or illegal person among
Why not have a national campaign to
immunize us against this continuing escalation of fraud?
Hey, people lined up happily to receive Dr. Salk`s polio
shots. Wouldn`t most of us be happy to be
identified conclusively as American citizens?
Aren`t we damn proud to be
Americans? What`s the problem?
Furthermore, with good ID, our
government could issue bio ID cards that could put us
through airports faster! We have the technology now.
Regardless of your political
affiliation, you and I know who has failed us for
decades—for reasons of greed, ideology, and/or plain
lack of backbone.
And it looks like it will continue,
as we have no good choices for President on this ID
Donald A. Collins [email
him], is a freelance writer living in Washington DC and a former long time member of the board of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. His views are his own.