Friday, September 09, 2005

The Tortured Logic of the Left

California lawmakers voted Thursday to offer illegal immigrants special driver's licenses, a measure Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to veto.

Supporters said the licenses would make the roads safer because illegal immigrants, many of whom already are driving, would be required to pass driving tests to get them.

Can someone tell me what, exactly, the benefit is to the illegal immigrant? The provisions of the law already concede that "many", by which they mean "all who have access to a car", are already driving. They are doing so without the government knowing they are in this country illegally, nor do they have to bother with such inconveniences as obtaining insurance or waiting in line at the D.M.V. So in effect the only "benefit" of this legislation is that the geniuses in Sacramento are attempting to provide yet another incentive, however misguided they may be in their largesse, to illegal immigrants. One would think that free education and health care, among other things, are generous enough. Rumor has it pending legislation calls for illegal immgrants to have a mint placed on their pillow along with turndown service every night.

There was some good news in this story however:

California lawmakers adjourned for the year late Thursday.


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