Sen. Rand Paul heroically stands up AGAINST the de facto National ID System: E-Verify!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Sat, 05/25/2013 - 02:43
Rand's new OpEd at Washington Times: NEIN! zu Papiere Bitte!
‘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!"