Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Neo-Fascist Scum Debate Freedom Removals

Today, Maury Thompson had a piece in the Post-Star about Chuckie (the Warmonger) Schumer's position on border-crossing and ID cards (pasted below). For those of us who see permanent (or temporary) road blocks as unconstitutional and national ID cards as tools of a police state, the news could not be worse. I feel that I have reason, like the frog, to think that the "water is getting a little too warm". It is AMAZING to watch both democrat AND republican elected officials trip all over themselves trying to outdo each other in removing the constitutional rights of American citizens. Thank you, Maury, for writing this story and thank you Post-Star for printing it.

Thanks are also due to our pro-war, pro-fascist, non-partisan representatives. People like Chuckie and Billary and Weeney and all the others who play at pretending to debate each other over which type of removal of our constitutional rights is the best option! What a bunch of swell guys (and gals) you really are! Perhaps Sam Kinison said it best, "I hope you slide under a gas truck and taste your own blood!"

I hope its obvious to you in reading this that I say the "gas truck" thing tongue in cheek. Of course, I wouldn't really want that to happen to anyone - even these fascist scum who are responsible for the murder and maiming of tens of thousands of Iraqis and American soldiers.

Peace,
Matt

Schumer Proposes Border Passes
Senator: 'Day pass would allow for spontaneous travel'
By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com
Published on 4/5/2006

U.S. citizens could obtain free re-entry passes at the U.S.-Canadian border that would permit them to spend up to 24 hours in Canada and come back into the United States without showing a passport, under legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. "This day pass would allow for spontaneous travel so people in western and northern New York can continue to take advantage of services, shops and work on the other side of the border," Schumer said in a press release. The day pass also would be available for travel to Mexico, the Caribbean and Panama.

To obtain the pass, people would have to apply at any border crossing site and certify there was not enough time to obtain a passport. The legislation -- co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, and Bryon Dorgan, D-N.D. -- also would limit fees to $20 to obtain permanent alternative border crossing cards. The Department of Homeland Security has proposed charging $50 for the cards, which would allow recipients to cross the border without a passport. The permanent border crossing cards would take four to six weeks to process.
The legislation also would exempt U.S. citizens younger than 18 from a proposed passport requirement, as long as they are traveling with a parent or guardian.

Schumer and other federal and state legislators have been debating a proposed federal rule that would require U.S. citizens traveling to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, the Caribbean and Panama to have passports to re-enter the country. Citizens of those countries also would be required to have a passport to visit the United States. Currently, those entering the country need only show a driver's license or other government-issued photo identification to cross the border into the United States.

The passport requirement was intended to strengthen border security, but local government officials and business leaders have said it would discourage cross-border commerce and tourism. Schumer's proposal "appears to be moving in the right direction," U.S. Rep. John Sweeney, R-Clifton Park, said in a prepared statement. A free pass valid for a longer period of time -- such as 48 or 72 hours -- may be more practical, he said.

Schumer's proposal would be an improvement over the initial passport requirement, but would still cause delays for people waiting at a border crossing to receive a day pass, said state Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, R-Willsboro. Sayward said the federal government should require that states request the same identification for driver's license applications as what is necessary to obtain a passport. That way, she said, a driver's license or state identification card could be used as alternative identification to a passport when crossing the border.

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