#ncga: Now THIS is what I call lobbying.

legisI have to stand up and applaud Oathkeepers of Rowan County.  They put together a classic missive for our legislators to hammer home a great point about driver licenses for illegals:

Subject:  3 out of 4 No. Carolinians ask: WTF are you doing?


Harry Warren (the primary sponsor of this bill) is out of his mind.  His constituents are 90% opposed to this legislation.  It is obvious Harry is NOT running for reelection in Rowan County.  We have one of the highest poverty rates in the state and he burns his political bridges for illegals???

If you vote in favor of granting illegal aliens driver’s licenses in this state, you might as well have one of the following phrases tattooed on your forehead (pick the one that best applies to you):

  • ‘Bought and paid for by the Chamber of Commerce’
  • ‘Domestic turncoat’
  • ‘Constitutional sell-out’
  • ‘Frankly, Charlotte, I just don’t give a damn’
  • ‘I screwed my constituents (and myself)’
  • ‘I hate my state’
  • ‘Yo necesito el voto de los inmigrantes ilegales’
  • ‘The rule of law; what’s that?’
  • ‘Agri-Biz made me do it’
  • ‘I reward criminals !’

…..or just make up your own, as long as it honestly portrays the damage you intend to do. 

Rather than provide licenses to illegal aliens, we need to substantially increase penalties for driving without a license and enforce the law.

Please use your position and influence to stop H328 on the House Floor.

The NC Civitas May, 2015 poll shows 76% of all North Carolina voters oppose driving privileges for

illegal immigrants.  Clearly, this is a non-partisan issue for the public.

Granting driver’s licenses to illegal aliens poses national security risks. speedy

Unlike legal immigrants, illegal aliens are not subject

to any background checks, health exams, or face-to-face interviews to determine

the existence of any national security threat that they might pose. HB 328 would these

national security threats to assimilate into our communities.

Granting driver’s licenses to illegal aliens encourages more illegal Immigration. A

driver’s license is a state benefit. Providing public benefits to illegal aliens

only rewards illegal behavior and invites further illegal immigration. Illegal

immigration results in higher costs of living, reduced job availability, lower

wages, higher crime rates, reduced educational performance in schools, fiscal hardship on hospitals and substandard quality of care for residents. It also adds burdens on public services increasing their costs and diminishing their availability.

Granting driver’s licenses to illegal aliens does not mean safer roads or more insured drivers.

Granting driver’s licenses to illegal aliens does not guarantee that

illegal aliens will purchase auto insurance. New Mexico, which grants driver’s

licenses to illegal aliens, is also home to the nation’s second highest

percentage of uninsured drivers. There is no reason to think that illegal

aliens, having disregarded so many other laws, would obey this one, or have the

cash available or incentive to acquire auto insurance.

Rick Johnson

USAF (Ret)

North Carolina Oath Keepers Director