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.This has been pissing me off all day. I'd like to thank all you folks who were so concerned about "foreign riff raff" that you gave the liberal Congress this opening. Thank you, I told you so, and I will think of you ever so fondly every time I can't get a job because I won't carry your goddamn permission slip.
Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.), who has worked on the proposal and helped unveil it at a press conference Thursday, predicted the public has become more comfortable with the idea of a national identification card.
“The biometric identification card is a critical element here,” Durbin said. “For a long time it was resisted by many groups, but now we live in a world where we take off our shoes at the airport and pull out our identification.
“People understand that in this vulnerable world, we have to be able to present identification,” Durbin added. “We want it to be reliable, and I think that’s going to help us in this debate on immigration.”
There are a thousand compromises I'll suffer to live with this government, and quite a few I won't. My moving way out here, off the grid and off the rolls was actually quite a compromise compared to my attitude when I was a younger man. But carrying a card showing that I have the government's permission just to earn my keep, that's something I won't do. I don't know if this new bill will go anywhere. I hope not. But if it does, I don't know what that will bring me.
If it brings trouble, it's not the politicians I'll blame. Parasites do what parasites do, and there's not much point in wishing they were different. It's you xenophobic bastards who just couldn't let a few Mexicans earn an honest living, you're the ones I'll blame. Decent people are supposed to know better. If you wanted to fight the welfare state that you say drew so many immigrants, that was fine; I'd have been right with you on that. But that's not what upset you, no. What upset you was the sight of people who weren't like you. That's childish and unworthy of you, or of any respectable person. And every bit of trouble this new obscenity brings me, I wish back on you tenfold.