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Will You Answer What Congress Won't? The Top 20 Questions pt 11

Back in late 2004 and early 2005, I sent emails, faxes, and letters to every member of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. In it, I asked them for their answer to a set of twenty questions which the readers of Polipundit wanted asked. The text of the letter was posted here.

52 Readers in 38 states joined the effort, asking their district Representatives and Senators to answer the questions. Response from our elected Representatives and Senators was poor, predictably so. Most Congressmen and Senators simply ignored the letters, emails and faxes. In the end, only seventeen answered with any degree of substance, and not one answered more than two questions.

I was looking at the set of questions this week, and you know, they still look like good questions to me, so I am going to ask you for your opinion on them. This will take a while, since I am putting up one question for each post, but please give this your serious consideration. And folks, this is not about politics or smacking down the other side; this is an opportunity to explore the issues of substance for our country. Sad that Congress was not up to it, but maybe we can get the conversation going. Thanks in advance.


11. Should undocumented aliens have the ability to get legal drivers licenses?


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Of course not. Makes "undo... (Below threshold)
GeminiChuck:

Of course not. Makes "undocumented" aliens "documented" - why on earth would that make any sense at all? They need to get documented via the normal immigration process only. However, we must inhance the temporary worker visa program - allow migrant workers to enter and leave for work purposes - no long term stays - no alternate path to citizenship or any other "documented" existance in the US. You cannot have both open borders and an open welfare system and exist as a viable nation for very long.

I think they should be able... (Below threshold)
epador:

I think they should be able to get a driver's license, just not in our country.

No.... (Below threshold)
mikey60:

No.

not just no,but,HELL NO!!!!... (Below threshold)
tj:

not just no,but,HELL NO!!!!

Yes, but become legal first... (Below threshold)
914:

Yes, but become legal first..

Absolutely not. It gives t... (Below threshold)
Charles E Chase:

Absolutely not. It gives them access to air travel, crossing borders, etc. In Nevada, you are required to show your driver's license for all sorts of things.

As to the 20 questions, what a great idea. It would be most appropriate to resubmit it to Congress and presidential candidates. Failure to respond should be broadly published on the Internet.

Where on earth did our elec... (Below threshold)
LJD:

Where on earth did our elected lunatics ever get the idea it was o.k. in the first place?

In Saigon maybe, but not he... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

In Saigon maybe, but not here. If they're undocumented they shouldn't even be here, let alone have a driver's license.

of course not.... (Below threshold)
Mycroft:

of course not.

DJ, why the term "undocumen... (Below threshold)
J.R.:

DJ, why the term "undocumented"? They are illegal aliens and no they should not be able to obtain driver's licenses. Once you bestow a driver's license to an illegal alien you have given justification for that person being allowed to stay here in the U.S. That politicians even consider this (let alone implement it) is an insult to the sovereignty of our country and a direct violation of the oaths these politicians have sworn to uphold.

what tj said.... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

what tj said.

J.R., please remember that ... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

J.R., please remember that I was originally writing these questions to Comgressmen and Senators. They appear to have substantial difficulty understanding the correct use of the word "illegal", so I defaulted to a word they have all been using.

the word NO comes to mind.<... (Below threshold)
bt:

the word NO comes to mind.

Hell no.Why is it ... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Hell no.

Why is it so damn hard for politicians to understand such a simple idea?

Fair point DJ. Sorry about... (Below threshold)
J.R.:

Fair point DJ. Sorry about that.




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