‘State/Federal Government’ Archive

Driver’s Licenses for the Undocumented January 26, 2013 1 Comment

I actually favor the issuance of driver’s licenses to the undocumented.  They, however, should be of a distinctive marking.  But it gives us some control.  If an illegal immigrant drives without insurance, or if he attempts to apply the Fifth Amendment to auto accidents, where it does not apply (i.e., leaving the scene) then his […]


In this link we read that organizations are demanding disclosure of Facebook passwords as a condition of employment, or of being allowed to play on a college athletic team. Conservatives, especially of the more libertarian variety, have often displayed a passion for informational privacy; they also have displayed a passion for defending the rights of […]

Who is tossing whom over a cliff? July 6, 2011 3 Comments

This column by Chris Laureys of New Jersey is one of the best I’ve ever seen on the distortions of our current welfare state. Related: “Who is tossing whom over a cliff?” by Chris Laureys at USAToday.com

Identification Cards Required to Leave the State July 5, 2011 1 Comment

Some rather interesting requirements imposed for flying. It declares, “If you plan to fly out of the state, federal regulations mandate that all adult passengers (ages 18+) must provide a valid state or federal photo ID that includes the passenger’s name, gender, date of birth, and expiration date, prior to passing through airport security.” Now […]

Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic finds… November 11, 2010 No Comments

Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic finds something actually positive in Schwarzenegger’s legacy.  An achievement on Ambinder’s part. Read: “Judgement Day” by Marc Ambinder at The Atlantic

Back to the Nineties November 4, 2010 1 Comment

The current election results are making us remember 1994, when also, under a Democratic President, and with health care issues in the air, the Republicans won control of the U S House of Representatives.  I’m concerned with social issues, and what I remember is that Republicans did not fight to the death to oppose Clinton’s […]