This has to be the most stunning display of hypocrisy I have ever seen. For over a week the Democrats and the media have been deriding Arizona’s new law as Nazi-like. They have all said Arizona’s law would lead to people being asked; “Show Me Your Papers”. So what do the Democrats suggest for national immigration reform, a national ID card.
The Hill: A plan by Senate Democratic leaders to reform the nation’s immigration laws ran into strong opposition from civil liberties defenders before lawmakers even unveiled it Thursday.
Democratic leaders have proposed requiring every worker in the nation to carry a national identification card with biometric information, such as a fingerprint, within the next six years, according to a draft of the measure. […]
The national ID program would be titled the Believe System, an acronym for Biometric Enrollment, Locally stored Information and Electronic Verification of Employment.
It would require all workers across the nation to carry a card with a digital encryption key that would have to match work authorization databases.
“The cardholder’s identity will be verified by matching the biometric identifier stored within the microprocessing chip on the card to the identifier provided by the cardholder that shall be read by the scanner used by the employer,” states the Democratic legislative proposal. [...]
It is simply unbelievable that on one hand the Democrats can demigod a state law for made up fears and then in the blink of an eye propose a policy on a national scale that actually makes those fears true. Worse yet, this would require all LEGAL citizens of the United States to get finger printed. Even the illegal aliens in Arizona don’t have to do that.
The ACLU isn’t even on board with this hypocrisy.
The American Civil Liberties Union, a civil liberties defender often aligned with the Democratic Party, wasted no time in blasting the plan.
“Creating a biometric national ID will not only be astronomically expensive, it will usher government into the very center of our lives. Every worker in America will need a government permission slip in order to work. And all of this will come with a new federal bureaucracy — one that combines the worst elements of the DMV and the TSA,” said Christopher Calabrese, ACLU legislative counsel.
Who ever is composing these massive reform bills for the Democrats, might want to sit down and have a chat with the demagoguery wing of the Democratic party, because clearly the two are not in sync.
Via: The Hill