Although there has been a slight amount of uproar over the new Arizona law that enforces immigration laws, Tennessee is currently working on duplicating it here. At first glance, it may sound crazy to force citizens to carry around “papers” identifying themselves as citizens. After all, the Tennessee driver’s license is freely granted to illegal immigrants so that document alone will not suffice. However, it would be relatively easy either 1) to start giving driver’s licenses only to citizens and legal residents or 2) to create another, similar card that would only be available for citizens.
Yes, it is annoying to carry more cards in your wallet, but desperate situations call for desperate measures. Ordinarily, the border entry of millions of unauthorized foreigners would constitute an “invasion.” Why no one is using that term to describe the situation is beyond me. And don’t tell me, “Well Drew, they’re all peaceful.” They’ve already apprehended Islamist terrorists who were coming across the border. And besides that, Hispanic groups like La Raza (The Race) openly advocate retaking the former Spanish West, which would include Texas, California, Arizona, and that general area. Reclaiming a region of the United States for a foreign country is NOT peaceful.
Furthermore, when you create a welfare state (like we have), it is simply infeasible to let the entire world into your country to leech off your government benefits. Most Democrat politicians realize this dilemma and tension with their socialist goals, but they nonetheless want more poor foreigners to enter the country. The reason is because they want more poor voters. The old addage that “Republicans get votes from the rich and want to make people rich whereas Democrats get votes from the poor and want to make people poor” is absolutely true regarding this issue. The Leftists do not care about national integrity. They only care about power for power’s sake. Thus, they do not care about destroying the economy by letting welfare recipients into the country.
So getting citizens to carry their papers, and getting rid of the invaders who cannot prove their lawfulness to be here, hardly seems extreme to me.