Letters: Be careful with license law
November 29, 2012 9:34PM
Updated: January 1, 2013 6:09AM
There is now a push for undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. This is good and bad.
The good points are that bad drivers can be denied licenses, arrested for driving without one, roads will be safer, they can obtain insurance, the state will get money from license fees, etc.
However, this can be abused by politicians. If someone has a license, they can obtain a voters registration card, therefore elections can be won by ineligable voters.
I have a solution make them get licensed if they want to drive, but mark the license as undocumented, therefore, they can’t get a voters card unless they become legal.
That way we all win because we’ll be safer, with no dirty politics.
Round out your opinions
Another one went off today. I’m referring to writers who attack President Obama, calling him a communist, socialist or a Muslim, in letters or OpenLine. They have no idea how tedious their messages are.
I doubt any of them could give a cogent definition of what communism, socialism or Islam really are. Everybody owns a dictionary. Don’t they?
To be truly informed on any issue, one must have access to information about both sides of the issue. This is particularly true in political elections, because they affect everyone’s wellbeing.
I suggest those who spend their days listening to “yell radio,” and their nights watching FOX-TV, give themselves a well-needed break by reading something about the ideas of their foes — the liberals or progressives.
Reading isn’t as easy as listening to the radio and being told what to think. But it is much more rewarding.
As a progressive, I read progressive literature, but I also read the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s. When you get to the editorial page of the WSJ, you know that you are at the heart of conservatism!
So, how about it, why don’t you folks get a subscription to The Progressive, The Nation or The Progressive Populist and round out your political views by hearing both sides of the story?
The most pathetic thing that I have heard this year is that most working class white people supported Mitt Romney for president in the recent election. These people were in the 47 percent of Americans that Romney wrote off late in his campaign. Does anyone think he would be worried about retirement benefits and health insurance for the working class?
It was the Democrats who secured these entitlements for working people! And it will be the Democrats who will see that working people keep them.