The latest hot debate in the Idaho legislature is whether to give “illegal immigrants” driver’s licenses or not. Recently on-air Kevin Miller asked me about my thoughts on the topic, given the circumstances a partial answer was all I gave. My full answer on this topic is much different from both the Democrats and Republicans.
You see, I don’t believe the state has authority to restrict people from traveling, “illegal immigrant” or not. The state should not be fining or arresting anyone for traveling in a public right away without a license. Remember, it was the Nazis that would pull people aside at any time and demand, “show me your papers”. If the person did not have sufficient state papers the German police would arrest and hall them off to jail.
Traveling is an unalienable right and no person has the authority to restrict others in travel, except in defense of his own rights. So, no man or woman should be required to have a license from the state to travel. In that mind, the same goes for trading with each other, including employment. A man or woman should not be required to get permission from the state to trade, work or travel. These are fundamental rights granted from God to survive here on earth and the state has no authority to restrict them.
Now if you’re freaking out about the thought of allowing anyone to travel, be in business or work without a license from the state, then you may be a Republican. You could also very well be a Democrat. But most likely you are a Nationalist (someone who puts state authority over individual rights). What you are not, however, is an informed God fearing Conservative or someone who believes in freedom and the true intent of the Constitution (something most establishment Democrats and Republicans try to appear to be).
Now don’t get me wrong, it is possible to be a registered Republican or Democrat and still believe in freedom. But if you’re saying to yourself, “the state must require licenses to keep society safe and in order” or telling yourself, “if we don’t stop these “illegal immigrants” we are going to lose our country”, or convincing yourself that, “we need more police to keep us safe”, then you may need to rethink your loyalties (God v. the state). You also may want to contemplate how you came to believe these things. Believe me, I understand, we have all been propagandized to such a level that almost everyone believes more state control is needed to keep us safe, prosperous and free. But this thinking should be challenged with truth and facts.
Personally, I don’t believe the political rhetoric of the left or the right anymore, especially when it comes to immigration. The Democrats profess to be the compassionate ones. “Let them all in so we can take care of them, it’s the human thing to do” they say. When in reality it’s about making immigrants dependent on the state, knowing that people who are not self-sufficient are more likely to support a socialist agenda, bringing the Demarcates more power. Meanwhile, the Republicans are pounding their first saying, “We are a nation of laws and these people are breaking the law by living here”. When truth be known, the Republicans are just mad that the Democrats are better at exploiting immigrants than they are.
The Republicans are much like Christians who scream about the Muslim taking over their country rather than getting busy with missionary work to reach every Muslim moving in, teaching them that Christ is the only way to satisfy both justice and mercy. That He is the way, the truth, and life. Instead, they want the state to stop Muslims from coming into the county and freely worshiping. Any good Christian should be enthused about Muslims flooding into their communities so they can be good examples of Christianity and convince them of the errors in the Muslim doctrine and customs. But most Christian’s like Republicans have joined the faithless in using the state to force their way upon others. They have also fallen into error believing that the state is the proper means to control good and evil.
If Republicans really wanted to effect this country for good they would stop bickering with the Democrats about how to use the state to force people to the live the way they want them to and instead remove laws restricting freedom (property tax, building codes, etc…) while convincing immigrants and others that the answers to a prosperous, free and safe people is not found in state handouts or it’s statutes. That state force should only be used to protect individual rights. State welfare (including subsidies) are not charity but theft, and anyone benefiting from them is worse than a child of a robber. Their food and comforts come by the act of forcefully taking what belongs to someone else, or in other words robbery.
If the Idaho Legislature wants to solve our state’s immigration challenges, along with most of the other issues in this state, then they would end the government welfare programs completely! So, let’s stop this ridiculous talk about whether to give “illegal immigrant” driver’s licenses or not. What a joke! They’re going to drive with or without a driver’s license. They have many ways to get a fake driver’s license if they want to. Most don’t vote and don’t care to, that’s a scare tactic of Republicans. End state welfare programs to both immigrants and everyone else and the only people living here would be those who work for their living. Our good laws will take care of criminals no matter who they are and nearly 40% of Idaho’s state budget would remain in the people’s pockets rather than being gobbled up and wasted by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Idaho’s golden calf.
Every state challenge to immigration is solved by ending state handouts. Every true effort to solve our immigration challenge must begin with ending state welfare! Issuing driver’s licenses to “illegal immigrants” will not make Idahoans’ circumstances any worse or any better.