My friend just applied for a Commercial Driver’s License Class A in the state of Colorado. He was required to bring his current Colorado Driver’s License OR Original Birth Certificate/Certified Copy of Original and valid Driver’s License from the originating state (which will be used to issue a Colorado Driver’s License), 3 pieces of mail proving that he lives where he says he lives – which should include utility bills – and a Health Card from the state of Colorado proving that he won’t drop dead behind the wheel anytime soon. “They was taking plaster tire tracks, foot prints, dog smelling prints, and they took twenty-seven eight-by-ten glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was to be used as evidence against us” (Arlo Guthrie). Pain in the neck, but no big deal.
The application was signed at the DMV, as was the paper form of the new CDL permit, in order to ensure that he was the one who actually signed it. Makes sense, right? I mean, who wants some terrorist driving a truck into a building or loading it with explosives or chemical agents and blowing it up in the middle of one of our major cities?
I just have one question – how do they know he really lives where he says he does? He used the same proof to get his regular license as he did to get his CDL. What if he was a sugar daddy who paid his mistress’ bills? What if he paid for his elderly parents’ electric and gas? What if he went to some computer geek and had her create a bill with his name on it for $50? They don’t check. As a matter of fact, they didn’t even make copies of his proofs of address to keep in a file! Bloody freakin’ geniuses, they are.
Is our federal government any better? (Really…you have to think about that before you answer it? Geesh…) Well, actually they are a bit more polite than some of the people at the DMV. Our government provides her citizens with a quick way to register to vote in federal elections. It is called the “Voter Registration Application”. The application is a simple postcard that is mailed to the address printed on it within a certain amount of time prior to the date of whatever election you wish to vote in. However, “Please do not use this application if you live outside the United States and its territories and have no home (legal) address in this country…” Shit, I know that I would definitely follow the rules if I were a foreign national bent on the destruction of the United States or an illegal immigrant wishing to skew an election in favor of those who desire to give me amnesty. THEY SAID PLEASE FOR GOD’S SAKE!!!!
I am not even going to get into the whole Arizona ET AL. v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., ET AL. case that was just decided by the Supreme Court. Come on, we all knew that Arizona was not going to win. It is about the stupidity of a system that blindly allows ANYONE – dead, cloned, illegal, terrorist – to register to vote without showing any proof that they are who they say they are. And, the proof that an individual must produce when they actually go to the polls is ambiguous at best:
“First Time Voters Who Register by Mail
If you are registering to vote for the first time in your jurisdiction and are mailing this registration application, Federal law requires you to show proof of identification the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes:
A current and valid photo identification [which can be purchased for a fee from your local forger] or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address [which can be purchased for a fee from your local forger].
Voters may be exempt from this requirement if they submit a COPY of this identification with their mail in voter registration form. If you wish to submit a COPY, please keep the following in mind:
Your state may have additional identification requirements which may mandate you show identification at the polling place even if you meet the Federal proof of identification.
Do not submit original documents with this application, only COPIES.”
Okay, I am going to get into the Arizona ruling for just a sec… Why did they shoot down Arizona’s Proof of Citizenship Requirement because they felt it went beyond the requirements set forth by the federal government when the federal government advises applicants that “Your state may have additional identification requirements which may mandate you show identification at the polling place even if you meet the Federal proof of identification”? Huh?
Still wonder why our voting system is screwed up? Still wonder how Barry won? I don’t.