Totalitarian states tend not to assume central authority all at once. They steadily chip away at your liberties, until one day you wake up and find yourself living in a totalitarian state.
There is far too little space here to go into all the assaults that have been launched against our rights, rights specifically enshrined in the Constitution and other derivative rights that have become firmly entrenched over time. Let’s just examine the latest chapter in this sorry story: the debate over the E-Verify system. And the state now has the perfect excuse to trigger that tightening: illegal immigration. HR 2885, introduced in the House by the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) in June, sets the stupefying goal of verifying the identity of every job-seeker in the US. The new law would require all employers to submit potential employees’ names, Social Security numbers, and such other data as the government may find pertinent to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for authorization before an employee can start work. The data would then be vetted by E-Verify, a government-run database and employment identification verification system.
The process has been on the move here in the US for decades now. Slowly, the police and politicians – backed by a shamefully spineless judiciary – have eviscerated a Bill of Rights that was once our crowning glory, a watershed document in human history that marked a turning away from the absolute rule of an elite and toward individual freedom.
It’s impossible to overstate how deeply misguided this proposal is, nor in how many ways; that’s true no matter whether you think we should embrace undocumented aliens with open arms or believe they should all be shot. To have introduced it into an economy struggling to stay afloat is a near-criminal act.
I invite, encourage, entice, influence, pressure, persuade, cajole, coax, plead, request can I demand? Or would a threat of bodily harm move you to read FULL ARTICLE at http://www.caseyresearch.com/cdd/monstrous-e-bureaucracy-brewing scroll down to E-Verify Debate This is NECESSARY INFORNATION, making it a MUST READ. This article exposes our Government’s underhanded tacticts to institute a back door to a National ID Card. GET THE FACTS CONTAINED IMPRINTED ON YOUR MIND.IT COULD BE A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH. THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND AND BE READY TO PRESENT COGENT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT. READ THE FULL ARTICLE and then FORWARD IT TO EVERYONE ON YOUR E-MAILLIST.
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The ticket agent looked at him and said, "We can't do that!"
'Why not?' said the guy. "You did the last time."
Georgia bill would delay E-Verify for small businesses Associated Press
January 26, 2012 Reps. Glenn Baker (D-Jonesboro) and Mack Jackson (D-Sandersville) filed legislation that would extend the deadline before companies are required to use the federal E-Verify database to screen new hires. [The] plan would push back the database deadline for small companies with more than 10 but fewer than 50 employees from 2013 to 2015 . . . read more
pleonasm PLEE-uh-naz-uhm (noun): The use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; as, "It is difficult to find the rare flower." The expression “seeing it with my own eyes” is technically a pleonastic but has become an idiom to denote something that is incredulous.
· Circumlocution is also a bad way of speaking or writing, but rather than a useless repetition it is indirect or unnecessarily wordy.
· Redundancy is not limited to words but when it is, it is limited to being an exact copy where as a pleonasm uses additional words that add nothing to the sentence.
· Tautology is often used in the logical sense of a useless truism that sounds like an important syllogism.
· Abstruseness is the ugliest and least forgivable form of ambiguous expression in that it has a pretense of superiority
WORD WISE: Pleonasm is from Greek pleonasmos, from pleon,
Today’s word describes something to avoid in writing. This error is much more forgivable in speaking because it is used to emphasize a point.
QUOTE: "Dougan uses many words where few would do, as if
pleonasm were a way of wringing every possibility out of
the material he has, and stretching sentences a form of
spreading the word."
--Paula Cocozza, "Book review: How Dynamo Kiev beat the
Luftwaffe," Independent, March 2, 2001