More irony: those "liberals" and "libertarians" who support illegal immigration in the belief that it will lead to more freedom are making things worse, creating a problem that the majority of Americans realize need to be fixed. That leaves an opening for someone with a "fix", such as Rudy Giuliani with his "foreigners-only" ID card. That would eventually become a national ID card, resulting in much less freedom, the opposite of what those "liberals" and "libertarians" want (or pretend to want).
And, it's a popular idea. From the latest Rasmussen poll:
By a 71% to 16% margin, voters also favor a proposal that would require all foreign visitors to carry a universal identification card as proposed by another GOP Presidential hopeful, Rudy Giuliani. Seventy-four percent (74%) also favor the creation and funding of a central database to track all foreign visitors in the United States.
The latter is also a Giuliani idea.
In other results, the border fence is supported 56 to 31 (Republicans: 75% for), with cutting off federal funding to sanctuary cities being supported 58 to 29 (Republicans: 73% for).
UPDATE: Right on cue:
"The question is: in what circumstances will people be asked for their IDs?" said Jay Stanley, a privacy expert at the American Civil Liberties Union. "Will dark-skinned foreigners be asked for their IDs while a Caucasian person isn't?"
Well, OK, if you insist. Then I guess to avoid that we're all going to have to get one of the cards. You've still got freedom, however. You'll get to choose whether to ID yourself using a retinal scan or a cheek swab.
Immigration2007b · Sat, 08/18/2007 - 17:13 · Importance: 1