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Statement by Senator Tom McClintock in Opposition to SB 60
Tom McClintock for L.t. Governor in 06' ^ | June 2nd. 2005 | State Senator Tom McClintock

Posted on 06/05/2005 12:29:11 AM PDT by GOPXtreme20

Statement by Senator Tom McClintock in Opposition to SB 60

Senate Floor, June 2, 2005

Mr. President:

Let’s make one thing very clear from the outset. The new federal law DOES NOT require states to give driving-only driver’s licenses to foreign nationals illegally in this country. The new federal law DOES NOT in any way sanction states that do not give driving-only driver’s licenses to foreign nationals illegally in this country.

This bill does many other things that are NOT required by federal law:

California currently requires every applicant for a driver’s license to prove they are legally in this country. THIS BILL REPEALS THAT LAW.

California currently makes it a misdemeanor to assist an illegal alien in obtaining a driver’s license. THIS BILL REPEALS THAT LAW.

Not only are these provisions NOT required by federal law, they are a radical departure from state law.

So what is the point of this bill? California already recognizes a valid foreign driver’s license as proof of competence to operate a motor vehicle in this state. So it is not about training.

Automobile insurance is already available to any foreign national travelling in the United States. In fact, if I were to travel to Mexico as a foreign national, I would be subject to severe requirements for automobile insurance. If the author were really concerned about this issue, he would be proposing reciprocal requirements for Mexican nationals travelling in the United States.

So here is the fine point of it. The purpose of this measure and its predecessors is to make a very strong statement that it is the official policy of this state to ignore our nation’s immigration laws.

Those laws require a foreign national illegally in the United States to be deported. There is nothing radical or unusual about this. Every other nation in the world has immigration laws. The difference is that every other nation in the world enforces them.

By extending official state documents to illegal aliens, we are accommodating them in their violation of federal immigration law. We are adopting an official policy that this state will simply turn a blind eye to violations of those laws.

If it comes to that, we might as well repeal our immigration laws as meaningless vestiges of bygone days when this nation actually valued its sovereignty and independence.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; antiamerican; cedillo; driverslicense; govwatch; mcclintock; sb60; statesrights

1 posted on 06/05/2005 12:29:12 AM PDT by GOPXtreme20
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To: GOPXtreme20

more comments along these lines...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1416665/posts


2 posted on 06/05/2005 12:33:01 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: GOPXtreme20

post 30 over there contains these AB60 thoughts

comments followed...


3 posted on 06/05/2005 12:34:48 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: GOPXtreme20
Bravo! And that's exactly why the Democrats can't be trusted with our national security. The first thing they want to do is make a bad situation even worse. When the voters dumped Gray Davis over the drivers' license issue, one thought the Democrats received the message. Apparently, they're still having a problem grasping that Californians are dead set against it.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
4 posted on 06/05/2005 12:46:55 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: antceecee; AVNevis; B4Ranch; beebuster2000; BillyBoy; Bonaparte; BurbankKarl; ...

Drivers Licenses for Illegal Aliens

McClintock Ping

Let me know via freepmail if you want on or off this list.


5 posted on 06/05/2005 12:48:27 AM PDT by calcowgirl
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6 posted on 06/05/2005 3:01:28 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: GOPXtreme20

The rise of lawlessness.


7 posted on 06/05/2005 3:40:48 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ( "No need to call Washington, better to call your neighbors." -FreeRadical)
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To: calcowgirl

Another bump for McClintock and the rule of law.


8 posted on 06/05/2005 6:23:43 AM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: GOPXtreme20
This issue is so fundamental and the motivation so obvious that I have no other alternative but to understand that the motivation of the Mexican caucus in our state government is seditious.

Accordingly, those legislators who are motivating this sedition should be identified and adjudicated in accordance with our traditions and codes.

9 posted on 06/05/2005 6:31:59 AM PDT by Amerigomag
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To: calcowgirl

democrats are slow learners.

if you spank them, they learn a bit faster.


10 posted on 06/05/2005 6:51:45 AM PDT by ken21 (if you didn't see it on tv, then it didn't happen. /s)
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To: GOPXtreme20
So here is the fine point of it. The purpose of this measure and its predecessors is to make a very strong statement that it is the official policy of this state to ignore our nation’s immigration laws.

McClintock is such a treasure!

Unfortunately, one gets the feeling he is a lone voice crying in the wilderness of the once great State of California!

11 posted on 06/05/2005 9:02:24 AM PDT by Gritty ("Every other nation has immigration laws. The difference is, they enforce them!-Tom McClintock)
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To: calcowgirl

THANK you!

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12 posted on 06/05/2005 3:38:03 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes (“The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.”—Edmund Burke)
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To: goldstategop
RE: "When the voters dumped Gray Davis over the drivers' license issue, one thought the Democrats received the message. Apparently, they're still having a problem grasping that Californians are dead set against it."

BUMP!

...and free medical, and free college education, and free... Oh, but that's just those pesky VOTERS/TAXPAYERS talking. THEY don't matter in THIS state...

/sarcasm

13 posted on 06/05/2005 3:45:24 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes (“The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.”—Edmund Burke)
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To: GOPXtreme20

Anyone see victory with McClintock v. Clinton '08?


14 posted on 06/07/2005 7:54:38 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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