Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Donde Está Nuestra Libertad?
I swore, just swore, I was going to spend the holiday season ignoring our Federal Goobermint's latest shenanigans, but this one really bites balls.
As many of you know, I don't care if it's the Fundie Republitards or the Limp Noodled Demobrats who are in power, they all smell like rotten eggs to Moi. I believe with the utmost sincerity and the reasoned arguments to back it up that our congressional leaders, our president, and his minions as they currently exist no longer work for our better good in any way shape or form. We are instead on a long and slow but ultimately inevitable march towards totalitarianism, and I for one just don't have the outfits for it.
Wanna know our Fed Gooberment's latest bit of idiocy?
Apparently, because New Mexico has long done the right thing by refusing to comply with the REAL ID Act (basically, a national ID card – yay! Not.) passed during the El Regimo El Busho, those of us who quietly mind our own business in this here Land of Enchantment will no longer be allowed to board a plane starting January 1, 2010 without a passport.
Read about it here but one of the reasons for the REAL ID act (other than storing all our personal info on a centralized database – yay! Not.) is that it's supposed to stem the tide of illegal immigrants into the United States by making it impossible for them to get a driver's license.
Is everybody in congress sleeping with Whitney Houston, because that's a whack-on-crack excuse if ever I heard one.
That's what these folks wonder, too:
The REAL ID Act may satisfy the many anti-immigrant groups that believe every measure no matter how irrational or unsafe for the public should be implemented to stem the tide of illegal immigrants. Of course, the REAL ID Act will have no such effect. Immigrants will continue to come to the United States illegally and when they get here they will not hesitate to drive illegally. After all they are illegal. Is it really going to deter them from coming to the United States that they are now slightly more illegal?
Then again, when does our government EVER pass any bit of legislation that basically isn't tossing the baby out with the bathwater?