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National ID, Gun Control, and State Resistance

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By Tate Fegley & Jackson B. Archer

Immigration policy is perhaps the single best example of the federal government’s failure to lead, follow, or get out of the way. The feds refuse to lead with common-sense reform, refuse to follow or enforce the laws already on the books, and refuse to get out of the way when states attempt to take matters into their own hands. The recent 844 1075-page immigration reform bill has received extra attention lately due to its provision for a National ID system though the E-Verify program. Currently E-Verify is implemented to various degrees by states to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants, with a success rate of only 46%. But the proposed legislation would integrate it with state drivers’ license photographs and information, essentially creating a National ID database with everything but a card. With the Justice Department spying on journalists and the IRS targeting Tea Party groups, it doesn’t take much imagination to see the incredible potential for abuse a National ID system would bring. Continue reading

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