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Originally posted by jsobecky
Fears of a "national database" are unfounded, since states already have reciprocity agreements today. This is no different.
Originally posted by BeingWatchedByThem
Those are voluntary agreements between the states (Wisconsin & Michigan the two not signed into the agreement), not blackmailed into it, like the federal government has set up now.
Originally posted by dgtempe
Nygdan, fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride or go to camp. Just as i thought the right winged fanatics are all for anything "Bush" and the worse things get for our country the better they like it. I seriously think these people are masochistic to say the least.
Its so easy to fool the masses in this country and have them follow you around with a bible in one hand and a weapon on the other- Its so easy to take away all your freedoms and actually have people appreciate this .
What a bunch of fools.
The establishment of a "national" drivers' license and birth certificate makes a mockery of the 10th amendment and the principles of federalism. While no state is "forced" to accept the federal standards, is it unlikely they will refuse to comply when such action would mean none of their residents could get a job, receive Social Security, leave the state by plane, or have access to medical care. So rather than imposing a direct mandate on the states, the federal government is blackmailing them into complying with federal dictates.
To overcome this "federalism" issue, in May 1998, Bill Clinton issued Executive Order 13083, "Federalism," which substantially redefined federalism as envisioned by our Founders, and the authors of our American Constitution. Set to become law on August 14th, EO 13083 mandates broad "exceptions" to those powers enumerated in the 10th Amendment, and justifies the abrogation of those powers by the federal government. A few of those exceptions are: "When there is a need for uniform national standards..." "When States have not adequately protected individual rights and liberties..." "When decentralization increases the costs of government..." "When States would be reluctant to impose necessary regulations..." and, "When placing regulatory authority at the State or local level would undermine [federal] regulatory goals..." Quite handy when he institutes National ID cards.