Friday, April 30, 2010

Democrat Hypocrisy: Show Me Your Papers – The National Edition

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.


Anonymous said...

This whole thing is left-wing lunacy at its best. Much 'gnashing of teeth and hair pulling' over a State law that mirrors whats already on the books at the Federal level. This is what happens when people ride the emotional train without making a stop at the junction of 'common sense' and the facts. I pray there is not another 9/11, but if there is, and the terrorists enter this country through are open back door, my guess is many of these liberals will quietly sneak back under the rock of ignorance.

Lisa said...

You are SO right Clifton! I never even thought about this until now. More hard facts that blow up in the face of Democrats.

Quite Rightly said...

Call me cynical (or call me a longtime observer of the Democrat Progressives), but I strongly suspect that when the Dems are finished tinkering with their national ID card, only U.S. citizens will be required to carry one.

Just Me said...

LOL ~ so if I refuse to have biometric id card, does that make me an illegal legal citizen?

No card for me. I'll pass, thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

No way, you mean, like, another social security number that can be easily stolen and have 3 to 10 years of your life wasted away thanks to the Fed Gov have no interest in guarding something you are FORCED to have?

No way.

2nd Anonymous

Janelle said...

Excellent comparison, Clifton.......if the Dems didn't have double standards, they would have no standards whatsoever.

spc said...


"if the Dems didn't have double standards, they would have no standards whatsoever"

I'm gonna borrow that one-

Janelle said...

ozzie, I borrowed it from a really funny writer, Burt Prelutsky.......he is another gem like Clifton and has his own website........very funny. I love to footnote the really good ones!

k6whp said...

Cliff, your opening paragraph crystallizes the duplicity and hypocrisy of the Democrats. I never put two and two together until I read that.

I wonder where the pro-union card check bill would fin into this paradigm?

..ain't these guys just rich?

~The War Planner (formerly Voyska PVO)

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