Who Are You?
Michael Cutler describes his concerns that a proposed amnesty for illegals will corrupt the proof of identity system in the United States.
DHS has no way of proving their names or even their nationalities. They cannot prove when, where or how they entered the United States. Consider that when you attempt to make a purchase in a department store, you are required to provide your driver's license to ascertain your identity even if you are paying by credit card. When former Mayor Giuliani states that we must provide tamper-proof identity documents to millions of illegal and undocumented aliens the question that no one asks is, what name should be put on those cards? The issue is not to produce cards that can not be altered our counterfeited, an issue of some concern, but rather, what is the true identity of the alien seeking to participate in the program?One of the eventual casualties of the today's war without borders is ambiguity. The ability to roam highways as the Drifter, the Man with No Name. To say, "just call me Mister" has always been part of the romantic texture of freedom. Ambiguity has always been about being accepted for yourself. It'll be hard to do with all the loopholes closed. But maybe it had to happen some time.