GOP-run legislature should end state’s issuance of driver’s licenses to illegals and put ‘Official English’ on ballot
by D.A. King
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Here is a startling fact to start the New Year: Georgia is issuing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.

In the Republican-controlled Peach State, the Department of Driver’s Services has been issuing driver’s licenses to some illegal aliens since the summer of 2012. This, despite the will of the majority of Georgia voters. Most of whom are completely clueless that it is even happening.

As a reluctant and long-time denizen of the Gold Dome, this humble writer can well remember the hard-won Republican-led battles of the last decade against encouraging and rewarding illegals with a license to drive. Which makes the current official silence on this dangerous policy more than a little alarming.

This slippery-slope process can and should be stopped by the Republican-controlled General Assembly in the coming session.

How did it happen? Like so many of today’s problems, we can largely blame President Barack Hussein Obama. After Congress refused to pass the scam-laden DREAM Act amnesty multiple times over the course of a decade, desperate re-election candidate Obama bypassed Congress in 2012 and unilaterally instituted his own amnesty for illegal aliens who can claim to have been brought here illegally as children.

Make no mistake, this illegal enforcement dodge was done to curry favor with the open borders, identity-politics mob that endlessly insists that we stop all deportations. It was done for Democrat votes.

Dear Leader declared a renewable two-year delay in deportation proceedings for illegals that he and the liberal media call “Dreamers.” He calls his administrative amnesty “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.”

Deferred action on deportation was never meant to be illegally applied to an entire group of illegal aliens as a political maneuver to harvest votes.

It is important that all concerned realize that this brazen Obama instant-amnesty does not change the fact that the illegal aliens who are affected are still illegal aliens. Both the official United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website and the White House blog page make it clear: “Deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status.”

Sometime around 2005 — long before the nation had been exposed to the lawless Obama regime — language was innocently added to Georgia law that guides the state’s DDS office on eligibility for a driver’s license. This eligibility includes applicants who can present proof of deferred deportation status.

That language should be removed from state law.

Here is one reason why: Assuming the Republican-controlled House of Representatives in Washington stands firm on denying another comprehensive amnesty for illegals again in 2014, Obama could very well simply bow to the screaming demands of the same illegal alien lobby that extracted the DACA amnesty and extend “prosecutorial discretion” and deferred action on deportations to all illegal aliens. Which would result in Georgia becoming even more attractive to millions of currently “undocumented workers.” Because they could all get a Georgia driver’s license and simply blend into American life as if they had obeyed our immigration laws.

They wouldn’t be heading to Arizona. The governor there has refused to allow DACA-amnestied illegals to obtain a driver’s license and many other public benefits.

Memo to voters: Altering existing Georgia driver’s license law to exclude illegal aliens who have been rewarded by Barack Obama’s DACA is a very easy and quickly completed task that should be successfully undertaken in the 2014 legislative session.

That legislature that is controlled by a super-majority of Republicans.

This is one of two important actions that Georgians should be demanding the General Assembly get done.

The other is equally important and as easily accomplished: Voters should be insisting that a resolution be passed by both the state House of Representatives and the state Senate that would allow voters to decide in November on amending the state Constitution to make English the official language of government in Georgia.

The mid-term election ballot question on which we should all be allowed to vote “yes” or “no” would go something like this: “Shall the Georgia Constitution be amended to make English the state’s official language?”

While Georgians wonder why this hasn’t already been done here, among the states that have put official English into their constitution is … California.

Ask yourself why allowing voters an opportunity to decide on doing the same thing would be a problem for conservative Georgia Republican lawmakers. In an election year.

Nobody will be able to blame Barack Obama if both of these important issues are ignored in Georgia this year.

For a “Happy New Year,” voters should speak up.

D.A. King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society, which is pro-enforcement on immigration and promotes official English. He is not a member of any political party. Twitter: @DAKDIS
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Bill Millette
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April 16, 2014
D A King has been an outstanding worker to protect Georgia,America and its citizens from the ravages of illegal immigration. I have great sympathy for people in other parts of our world that do not have the opportunities for freedom that we here in America have.

The solution is NOT to allow folks to come here illegally or to come legally and overstay their visit. It is a bottomless pit in which America will sink.

I thank D A for all his effort and believe his successes will help keep America a better and safer country. I also believe he should have been appointed to the seven man immigration committee that Gov. Deal appointed and from whom I have not heard or read a thing since their appointment.

Had D A been on the committee, I believe we would all be more aware of happenings on this subject.

(Perhaps that is why he was NOT selected.) It would not be to the Chamber of Commerce's delight.

Keep up the good work D A.

on balance
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April 16, 2014
To Lib in Cobb, KFO and others who believe America should be given away. You are typical of the communists of the past in Russia nad other countries wheere only the well paced have a good life.

What are we to do when the illegal population from the south, like the Russians in the Ukraine demand to become a part of Mexico?? What them with your feeble falsehoods about the ability of the USA to deport illegal entrants to our country? Do you believe you will ride high in the new country , (or the old Mexico)?

Are yo failing to pay attention tio what is happening in the rest of the world? Do you avoid reading the crime stats? Are you so blessed here that the additional costs to support these people is but a drop in the bucket to you? If so, then you pay for them and have them live in your house and use your doctor, if anyone can use their own doctor anymore.

What a bunch of maroons you are.

California New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Utah and Colorado will all be lost to us.
Not G. Will
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February 21, 2014
George Will is a brilliant writer and thinker-and a close friend. If anyone could put forward a conservative defense of immigration “reform,” it would be Will. But even the best advocate can’t do much with a hopeless case. We should continue insisting that the laws be enforced as written.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/laura-ingraham-why-conservatives-should-say-no-to-immigration-reform/2014/02/19/85ae3438-98f0-11e3-b931-0204122c514b_story.html
ArturoD
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January 22, 2014
LIBinCobb

No, I don't care. Again, typical liberal leftist "logic" ("if you read my post, you care what i think...") Your constant groaning that people explain to you what should be done on immigration looks like it always followed with "and don't say enforce the law."

I come from a country where most laws for rich people are bent greatly. But the immigration laws are strictly enforced. Because it works to stop crimes. And even the rich can not afford to pay for illegals. You not being able to see what a fool you make of yourself by thnking we can't see that you would NEVER support enforceing the laws on immigration is worth the reading of your posts. The laws don't work BECAUSE they are ignored LibinCoob. Libincobb, I read because you are very funny. And because you hate so much while you use the word hate as a weapon.

Thank you Mr. King!
Lib in Cobb
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January 21, 2014
@Arturo: You care because you read my posts. Shall I add you to the list of those who complain about the immigration situation but never suggest a solution. Please don't say, "Enforce the current laws". Those laws don't work, there are 12 million (an estimate) people here who are undocumented. Those hard working people are proof that the current laws are ineffective.
anonymous
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April 16, 2014
"Those laws don't work". WRONG. You and people like you do not want them to work. The C od C wants cheap labor and they don't give a hoot about the American worker. They lobby the pols , who, more and more, are losing contact with their electorate and allow the situation to worsen.

When it hits your family is when you wake up and realize the destruction of the republic.
ArturoD
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January 19, 2014
Libincobb. You might consider the possibility that no one cares what you think or say?
Lib in Cobb
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January 16, 2014
So far no suggestions involving deportation from the brain trust of DA King, RepinCobb or ConservGaPeach. If you three are going to complain, then develop a solution. Could it be, they have no clue?
Lib in Cobb
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January 15, 2014
@DA King: It is only fair to invite you to enter this conversation involving a rough guideline on how to deport 12-15 million people from the US or just the undocumented in GA.

Here is your opportunity to present an affordable plan. Don't forget to include where will the money come from.

I have asked you multiple times to share your ideas on this topic, you have yet to answer.
Lib in Cobb
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January 14, 2014
I have asked ConservGaPeach and RepinCobb to present a rough guideline how they would deport 12 to 15 million people or just the undocumented here in GA. So far, nothing from either one of these Mensa members.

RepinCobb states, "Send them all back". Yeah, we get that. HOW? Part of your plan genius is; where are you going to get the funding? No, you can't repeal The Affordable Act, there have been 47 attempts to repeal that needed law of the land and those attempts have all failed.
anonymous
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April 16, 2014
The same way they got here. 10-20 at a time. Could create a thriving additional business for Greyhound. I would gladly contribute to the cost of shipping them back. I would have my job back and be able to afford it.
ConservGaPeach
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January 12, 2014
I stand with D.A. King!!! This life long resident of GA. is appalled that the state is issuing drivers licenses to the illegal invaders. We should be deporting them and we can deport them! They have broken our laws and that makes them criminals! The good people of Georgia need to speak up and speak up often.

Contact Gov. Nathan Deal

206 Washington Street

Suite 203, State Capitol

Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone:

404-656-1776

Fax:

404-657-7332

Lib in Cobb
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January 13, 2014
@Conserve: If you were in charge how would you go about deporting 12 - 15 million people. Please give us a rough outline of how you would accomplish this monumental task. Keep in mind the cost factor.

There is not enough of the following: police, police cars, jail cells, court rooms, judges, lawyers, beds, food, and on and on. Everyone arrested gets due process.

I will make it simple for you. How would go about deporting the undocumented just in GA? Keeping in mind of course my previous partial list.

anonymous
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April 16, 2014
Lib ib Cobb you keep falling back on old, stale, false arguments. The cost , whatever it might be, to ship them back is but a drop compared to what it cost to let them stay. ... and if you were not a staunch supporter of the illegal invasion, you would tell the truth about the tremendous cost. You would consider that many work off the books and pay no tax. You would explain that it costs 8000/yr for a student in Cobb schools and how many , to use your softening phrase, "Undocumented" are in our schools. You would ;list the costs to, for example, Wellstar to provide ER care as regular physician care.

The only people who support the invasion are those who benefit, financially from it and those who are so blind to the needs of their own fellow citizens that they succumb to their charitable emotions and try to give America away to soothe their feelings.

Unfortunately, those in the above groups are , usually, not the families that are affected by the heavy costs and the loss of jobs.
LibinCobb
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January 08, 2014
@RepinCobb: Yes, I would like everyone to conform to a Liberal mindset. Then GA would not be a political and social wasteland
pwc1011
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January 08, 2014
America is a nation of laws. Illegal aliens and our President are not abiding by those laws. Illegal aliens should not have citizenship privileges and should be deported.

Illegal aliens cost this country - and state - billions of dollars. I understand that the liberals what peace and harmony and love to all without regard to the consequences, but those of us in the real world must be responsible and consider the ramifications of such disregard for our laws and the rights of real citizens.

Finally, to LibinCobb - the race card that liberals use in all their attacks against any conservative comment continues to be ridiculous and without merit. Conservatives do not hate Obama because he is black and has a Muslim name. Conservatives loathe Obama's disregard for our laws and the principals that make this country great.
LibinCobb
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January 10, 2014
@pwc1011: It seems you have forgotten all the nasty comments made about race by REPUBLICANS during the 08 and 12 campaigns. Including those by Bachmann and Santorum. You don't remember Congressman Emanuel Cleaver being spat upon by a conservative. You don't recall the nasty posters of President Obama being depicted in black face. You don't recall the Birther movement. You don't recall the photographs of the confederate flag being waved in front of the White House. You don't recall the war on voters rights by the GOP, many of those voters are black. You don't recall billboards being erected in a black Cleveland neighborhood listing the penalties for voter fraud. By the way, there was NO widespread voter fraud. You don't recall the 47%/takers (code for black) comments by Mittens You have not heard about the GOP drive to drug test welfare recipients (GOP code word for black).

Congratulations you have officially qualified for front runner in the "I see nothing" contest. You are the perfect GOP supporter.

A common statement by many conservatives has been, "were not the racists the Liberals are the racists", commonly referred to as "deflection", just to cover your backside.

If you need more examples of GOP ignorance, please let me know.
LibinCobb
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January 08, 2014
@RepinCobb: "ship them all back". I have heard this knee jerk reactionary solution many times. Just how would we accomplish this monumental task?

Gives us just an rough outline how you would do this if you were in charge.

LibinCobb
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January 07, 2014
@BajaRat: Instead of posting a non-functioning link, why don't you speak for yourself, if you can.
LibinCobb
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January 07, 2014
@RepinCobb: A brilliant comment, please elaborate if you can.
Repincobb
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January 07, 2014
Lib

You want everyone to conform to your political correctness, sorry I am not giving in. They are in this country illegally. Ship them all back to the country they came from and see how fast our schools, hospital and economy recovers. If we can remove 14 to 20 million leeches from the burden of the American tax payer how much better would this country be?
KFO
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January 08, 2014
Repincobb - Please, please, please share your views with your friends and family. Next to King, people like you are absolutely the best thing that's happened to Democrats in years!

Thanks for helping us put Obama back in the White House. We couldn't have done it without the 70% support we got from Hispanics and Latinos.
ArturoDiaz
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January 06, 2014
LibinCobb I did not agree with you. I agreed with Mr. King I posted before you did.

You are a typical liberal that believes what ever the liberal newspapers tell you. The Obama deportation numbers are a total lie

You cannot match Mr. King with knowledge or courage, so you attack him with great hate and then say you are not hateful, but passionate. I know many people like you here.

I also googled the New York Times story about Mr. King from August. He is a hero. Odd that only the bottom reaction from aperson who hates King made it into this blog. I have seen where this Jerry Gonzalez galeo guy says that English is offensive to "our culture" and that we should not have laws enforced on immigration. That is not the way I feel.

Thanks you to Mr. King.
LibinCobb
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January 07, 2014
@Arturo: All of us here in the US have the right to believe what we wish, without fear of reprisal, that is one of the reasons my family came here. Believe what you wish, support those you believe in and I will do the same.

I don't believe in open borders, nor will I ever. I believe that the immigration system should be streamlined to make legal entry to the US easier, less time consuming and much less expensive. I believe the young people brought here by their parents should be fast tracked to legal status. I support and defend President Obama's decisions to by pass congress on this issue.

It's your choice to miss understand my passion. I don't like King because he states he does not hate, yet he belongs or has belonged to hate groups. King has never denied that fact, nor has he ever suggested a plan to deal with the immigration situation. What King does do is the equivalent of screaming at passing cars.

Have a nice day.
LibinCobb
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January 07, 2014
Correction: Should read misunderstand, before the spelling/grammar police come out of their shoes.
ArturoDiaz
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January 05, 2014
I agree with Mr. King. But not the headline here. Or LibinCobb.

Official English does not mean "English only"

The term "English only" is inaccurate and is the phrase used by opponents of the official English movement in an effort to discredit it and give the impression that official English will rid the United States of all foreign language use. None of the 31 states with official English laws prohibit individuals from using foreign languages in their personal daily lives or government agencies from using other languages when there is a compelling public interest for doing so. These areas include, protecting public health and safety, assuring equality before the law, promoting tourism, teaching foreign languages, and providing for national defense.

Viva DA King - Viva English language unity and official language! This is America. I speak English here.

Lib in Cobb seems hateful.

LibinCobb
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January 06, 2014
@Arturo: My comment involving English only was pure sarcasm. I understand what DA and others mean regarding English only.

I am not hateful, just passionate.

Thank you for the earlier "Agree".
on balance
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April 16, 2014
lib in cobb "My comment involving English only was pure sarcasm". Excellent but sleazy defense. When caught in a lie , make a joke about it, make it a slip, but never own up to the fact you told a lie!!!

KFO
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January 05, 2014
From the August 6, 2013 profile on D.A. King (a MUST READ if you've missed it...it's posted online):

“If the Republican Party gets stuck with D. A. King and his extremist xenophobic narrative, they are setting themselves up for future failure,” said Mr. (Jerry) Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, or Galeo.

One worrisome sign for Mr. King is that his donations are not increasing. But he is forging ahead, putting up new billboards on Georgia highways — and planning one with the face of John Boehner.

KFO
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January 06, 2014
That's the Aug. 6, 2013 NEW YORK TIMES profile on D.A. King I was referring to as a must read.
on balance
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April 16, 2014
KFO What a winner you are --using Gonzalez as a source. Foolish!
LibinCobb
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January 05, 2014
DA: OK, we get it, you are anti undocumented immigrant. OK, you hate the idea that a black liberal man, with a Muslim name dared to become and remain president. You and many others don't like the idea that he completed a very necessary end run around congress.

According to The Washington Post, August 27, 2012.

President Obama has deported 1.5 times more undocumented immigrants on average than Bush.

The Latino population of the US is not happy about these numbers but President Obama still gained their vote in a larger percentage than Mittens in 2012. The election of 2012 was not supposed to be won by our president, according to the screaming nut cakes on Fox.

By the way, the young people who have been given amnesty can't vote unless they are citizens. There has been NO widespread voter fraud from which the Democrats have profited.

If GA demands English as the official language, is that going to cause everyone in the state from speaking Spanish.

You have been belly aching about our undocumented immigrant population for years, but you still haven't suggested a viable plan to deal with more than 12 million people, who you love to hate.

Using Jan Brewer as an example of how things should be done makes you look like a nut ball, oh wait, you are a nut ball, never mind.

You are just a small minded little man without any ideas. Keep screaming at the passing cars.
Repincobb
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January 06, 2014
They are illegal aliens not undocumented immigrants.
BajaRat
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January 06, 2014
"Undocumented," eh? These invading leeches are hardly "undocumented." They have lots of documents..... all stolen or forged.

As to your assertion regarding Comrade Obama's record on deportations, see this, genius:

Fudging deportation numbers

http://qr.net/neMl
pwc1011
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January 08, 2014
Your comments and numbers are entirely incorrect. Obama is the only President to include enforcement and removals - those caught at the border and sent back to Mexico - in his deportation numbers. In fact, during Obama's reign, more than 50% of the "deportations" are enforcement and removals. As a result, there has been and continues to be a net increase in the number of illegal aliens.

Rest assured, your liberal President is doing everything possible to increase the liberal voting pool. By both increasing illegal immigrants and fighting against any form of voter id law, he is changing the elections to favor liberals and their tax and welfare policies.

However, the real war Obama wages - and the one in which he has so far been very successful - is the war of misinformation. He has successfully convinced an entire generation of young that his policies of debt and mass immigration will not bankrupt their future. It is unfortunate that so many, like you, are too lazy to look up facts and instead rely solely on the liberal disinformation machine.

ArturoDiaz
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January 05, 2014
Agree
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