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Sen. Rand Paul heroically stands up AGAINST the de facto National ID System: E-Verify!

Rand's new OpEd at Washington Times: NEIN! zu Papiere Bitte!

PAUL: Blocking the pathway to a national ID

‘Your papers, please’ must never be heard in America

By Sen. Rand Paul

Friday, May 24, 2013

The controversial immigration-reform bill that passed the SenateJudiciary Committee this week is expected to be considered by the Senate in June. Many see measures contained in this bill, such as a strong E-Verify and a “photo tool,” as a means to control unlawful immigrants’ access to unlawful employment. I worry that they go too far.

I think there are better ideas that err on the side of individual privacy while still strengthening our borders. We should scrap a national identification database and pass immigration reform that secures the border, expands existing work-visa programs and prevents noncitizens from access to welfare. These simple ideas will eliminate the perceived need for an invasive worker-verification system and a government citizenship database.

I am against the idea that American citizens should be forced to carry around a National Identification Card as a condition of citizenship. I worry that the Senate is working to consider a series of little-noticed provisions in comprehensive immigration reform that may provide a pathway to a national ID card for all individuals present in the United States — citizens and noncitizens. These draconian ideas would simply give government too much power.

Just say: "NO, I will not comply! Ya delusional Color of Law Servants!"

NEVER:

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As long as there is immigration there will be papers

Why is this so hard for people to figure out? It seems so many want immigration reform and seek to "make a law" but very few seem to care about the law when examining such matters. After looking deeply into law I honestly can't find anyway to enforce any immigration policy without breaking the law. Which in my understanding of law means it is not law. One cannot be breaking the law while enforcing the law, the logic simply fails.

If you have an immigration policy then that means you are going to be required to have papers to move around. Forcing someone into contract just to move around is felony extortion, disturbing someone's peace is trespassing against them. How can the government ever secure an individual's liberty while forcing them into any contract whatsoever including identification itself? Without identification NO immigration policy is possible which means they have to force people to have ID to move around.

I could go on and on how many laws are broken in the process of attempting to have force an immigration policy but main point is that as long as their exists any immigration policy then we will never be free. Most Americans are from somewhere else and many families did not require permission to get here they simply came and settled the land. It seems hypocritical of us to now demand freedom and demand that everyone be forced into contract of ID papers to know who is here "legally". Honestly I think this is biggest fail of the Tea Party and even many here on DP. If you want immigration policy and you want liberty then I suggest you look in the mirror if you want to find the reason why America is so screwed up. Wanting immigration policy is wanting other men to dictate your own movements. It is truly insane for someone who wants liberty and wants immigration policy the two are mutually exclusive.

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You are exactly right

Deciding who may and who may not enter or leave a geographic area requires some means of identification. All forms of ID have drawbacks and can be circumvented. As long as we want perfect control, we will want perfect ID. Papers, a card, a biometric chip...are solutions to the 'problem' of control.

If the debate were to return to 'why' we want control, we would find that the core issue is racism (don't like brown people), socialism (free stuff isn't free), and nationalism (America is the Number One!). Once these three false ideologies have been discarded...for what reason do we need an ID system?

In the present day, real world, the political conversation never gets to the fundamental questions. We have to face the hard truth that our friends and neighbors are racists, socialists, and nationalists, and that their warped priorities will REQUIRE more and more extreme means of positively identifying members of our tribe.

I don't care what you say

Im going to campaign for rand 4 prez because we deserve the next president to be somebody like him.

A lot of people listen to

A lot of people listen to what Senator Rand Paul has to say these days.

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