Friday, September 12, 2003

Davis may have caused more problems than good. 

"Governor Davis facing a recall election on October 7th, apparently decided this election was not about collecting funds from special interests, but rather about getting votes – so acting like a good politician should – he signed into law SB 60 that he had twice previously vetoed. SB 60 will allow, beginning on January 1, 2004, non-documented or illegal immigrants the right to apply for a California driver’s license or California ID card.

Part of the problem is that a driver’s license or even a state ID card has gone far beyond the initial intent of such documents. Originally, a driver’s license was simply that – a permit to operate a motor vehicle on streets and highways. Not having a national ID card for other purposes, the driver’s license has become a de facto national ID document.


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