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Refusal to identify oneself to the police makes who more free? Makes who more safe? How does having a national ID card make anyone less free? Besides we already have National ID cards. Their called Social Security Numbers. It’s a little late to be complaining about national IDs.
In a country that refuses to enforce immigration law and during an international war on terrorism where the enemy hides in the shadows, does anyone really believe this is a problem?
The same people that are in an uproar over this are the same people that twist and mangle the Constitution to find things such as “Abortion Rights” and “Welfare Rights.”p>What makes people less free is ACLU types that want to forcefully transgenderize the whole world, turn freedom of speech into a hate crime, and continue the legacy of institutionalized racism and sexism. Oh yeah, they want to remove all vestiges of religion from a society and government that was only made possible because of its religious heritage. br> — RW /p>
Am I supposed to take Doherty seriously that “a huge part of what made America great was it was a land where free men minding their own business could count on being able to tell our public servants to buzz off unless we were accused on probable cause of a crime”? This is a childish notion of liberty. Maybe Doherty’s notion of freedom is telling the playground monitor to shove it; but even in frontier times a marshal’s ability to keep the peace depended in part on knowing who was passing through town. So too today, solving crimes depends a great deal on knowing who was in the area so that the police can go back and question those people to find out what they may have seen.p>In any event, Mr. Doherty can save his hand wringing for the future. It will not be long before even the lowest flunky of the state will be able to know precisely who you are by instant iris scans. No documents or I.D. cards will be necessary. With ever increasing miniaturization, vast amounts of information will be available instantly just be glancing at the representative of the state. Perhaps Mr. Doherty will adopt the ancient practice of averting one’s gaze in the presence of the King. br> — M. Dooley /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online