Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The American Worker ID Card: Beware This, Folks!!

Maybe I'm the only one who sees a problem with this, but I think it's worth covering from the perspective of personal liberty.

According to foxnews.com, the Senate is busy crafting an immigration plan that would require all workers in the U.S. to carry an ID card with embedded information (including fingerprints). Anyone else see the potential for governmental abuse should this come to fruition? And people thought the Patriot Act was horrific.

The bill is being sponsored by Chucky Schumer (D-NY) and RINO extraordinaire Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and faces a tough battle in the Senate. In an interview, Schmucky Schumer made the following statement:

"It's the nub of solving the immigration dilemma politically speaking," Schumer said in an interview. The card, he said, would directly answer concerns that after legislation is signed, another wave of illegal immigrants would arrive. "If you say they can't get a job when they come here, you'll stop it."

That's right. Hand over your personal information to the government wonks, and the illegal immigration problem will vanish into thin air. What a moron!

"It is fundamentally a massive invasion of people's privacy," said Chris Calabrese, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. "We're not only talking about fingerprinting every American, treating ordinary Americans like criminals in order to work. We're also talking about a card that would quickly spread from work to voting to travel to pretty much every aspect of American life that requires identification."

Now, there are issues that I couldn't disagree more with the ACLU, but this ain't one of them. They see the potential for abuse just as plain as day. If this goes through, folks, we are nothing more than avatars in the government version of the Sims. They'll control our lives in ways never dreamed of by the Founding Fathers. And all in the name of curbing illegal immigration.

I've got a boffo idea. How about militarizing our borders??? Or putting a double fence along the border with surplus land mines in between? It worked in Berlin for many years! THAT'S what we should be doing. Instead, Schumer and Graham feel the need to curb our personal liberties once again to seem compassionate to those who violate our laws.

Dear reader, this is another attempt to inject government even further into our everyday lives. I urge all of you to stay informed on this matter and let your representatives in Congress know that you will NOT stand for this erosion of liberty. The freedom you enjoy today could be gone tomorrow if Schumer and Graham have their way.


The Right Guy said...

I am surprised it didn't include the north american union logo. I'll never do it.

blackandgoldfan said...

I hope we have adjoining cells, RG. We can keep each other company.

Teresa said...

This is yet one more example of government trying to intrude even moreso into our lives. This crap must stop. We must stop this Obama nanny-state.

blackandgoldfan said...

Amen, Teresa! Just one more part of the Constitution they want to let fall by the wayside.

Conservative Scalawag said...

I agree, this is something to be wary of. For it would not take much to go from just illegals, to legal citizens having their papers checked.

Fredd said...

Once this national ID is enacted, scenes from Nazi Germany flash through my mind, as a citizen is arbitrarily detained walking dow the street by a jack booted Swaztika wearing thug with a scar down his cheek:

'Kann I pleeze see your papers.'

(you meekly hand them your ID card).

'Hmmm. Zere seems to be a problem, here. Zis photo, it doesn't look like you. Please come mit us, it won't take long....'

And you are never heard from again.

Molly said...

This is ridiculous. I agree with you about the border. I am not sure why they are wasting our time to make life more difficult for the citizens of this country.

The Conservative Lady said...

Is it just me, or is Lindsey Graham involved in every single Obama plan on the burner.
- Work ID's
- Cap & Tax
- Amnesty

Amusing Bunni said...

THis is scary and most distressing. They are
already too much up in our business.

I hope all is well, I wrote you. Take Care and

Early Light said...

Actually, the number of people who would carry one is getting smaller all the time. When they start requiring an ID card for all the people in this country who don't work, that's when we'll know they're serious.