Texas Two-Step: Can you prove you’re a US citizen?

Posted: August 9, 2010 in citizenship, identity politics real rep. security, Texas

BTC  – This little tidbit came in from Daily Kos analysis of the Texas GOP platform.  It’s endemic of how Texas does things.

Real Americans, but not Real Americans 
c/o Mark Sumner

You city slickers think you’re so slick. And citied. But your mind can’t hold up to a fast one-two punch delivered just… like this!

We propose that every Texas driver license shall indicate whether the driver is a U.S. citizen. No such documentation shall be issued to anyone not legally in the country.

Yessir, that’ll stop those charges of racial discrimination. It won’t be the color of your skin that matters, but the federal information stamped right there on your drivers license. (What happens if you have a drivers license from another state? Well, you’re a foreigner by definition.) But here’s the clever bit from another section of the platform.

As the Real ID Act effectively creates an unconstitutional and privacy-inhibiting national ID card, we hereby call for its immediate repeal.

See, the Real ID Act doesn’t actually issue a national ID card. Instead it sets out rules so states can issue drivers licenses that can be used as federal ID. Like for proof of citizenship. The Texas GOP is against that. And for it. Remember: only weaklings turn to lawyers to sue for whiplash induced by contradicting policies.

Ironical, Ain’t It?

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