Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Feds "Risking it"

In a bold move Homeland Security will begin requiring a photo ID and proof of citizenship when entering the United States. The change takes place on January 31, 2008. This applies to anyone over 18 years of age. Up until that date oral declarations of citizenship will be accepted. (I wonder if you need to make that declaration in English?)

Give me a break! Even if you ignore the recommendations of federal commissions in 1981, 1994, and 1997, it has been SIX YEARS since 9/11. The Department of Homeland Security has been around for four years.

Here we are jumping through hoops at the airport when the alert level goes to orange and we are just now getting tough with our border identification program.

My guess is that it will be just like the passport deadline and the backlog for citizenship processing. They’ll probably delay implementation because the system isn’t ready.

They’ll probably be sued by the ACLU because we are discriminating against this group or that.

Who knows what will turn up when they get serious. Maybe they’ll stop a TB carrier. Maybe they’ll discourage some illegals. Maybe they’ll change the plans of some terrorists. You never know once you start enforcing the law.

I do hope this isn’t too risky.

1 comment:

  1. *GASP* The feds are "doing something" for a change? What is this world coming to???