Now that New York, the state, is planning to issue driver’s licenses without proof of residency:
They were celebrating outside the governor’s office Friday as Eliot Spitzer handed a landmark victory to a half-million illegal immigrants.
The state will no longer require proof of citizenship for driver’s licenses.
“We’re changing our policy with respect to getting more people out of shadows and into the system so people don’t hide they’re here,” Spitzer said.
Can New York be far off from requiring drivers’ licenses to vote?
Seriously, Spitzer is obviously in favor of the national ID card and passing off the costs the state should fund to the federal government.
Worse, states across the country tend to recognize other states’ documents, but as we’re seeing with this and with the gay marriage thing, states are starting to make infantile decisions that will eventually require national initiatives (like national ID cards) to cover things that states could handle. Some decisions by individual states are completely incompatible with federalist principles.
The good news, if there is any, is that Eliot Spitzer will, like Mike Bloomberg, never rise above a city or statewide office in that lunatic asylum on the Eastern seaboard.