As a conservative and a Christian, I appreciate much (most) of what this conservative, Jewish thinker/entertainer has to say.
(Here it comes...) BUT...
I couldn't disagree more with Mr. Medved on his promotion of a national id card. He insists that a national id system is crucial to any effective immigration reform. I don't deny that a national id card would be very effective.
It will be effective in increasing the power of the federal government to micromanage and manipulate the lives of individuals.
It will be very effective in reducing God-given, Constitution-recognized rights to a string of digits at the mercy of technocrats.
It will be very effective in undermining federalism.
It will be very effective in undermining the 4th Amendment.
It will be very effective at accruing arbitrary and petty rules by future politicians and cabinet members.
It will be very effective in abandoning the spirit of freedom and our Constitutional heritage.
I wish Michael would be a consistent conservative and seek to check the rise of government intrusion in the lives of individuals.
At least he is honest. He openly promotes the need of an id card.
But I've got to disagree--and wish that most Americans would too.
Mr. Medved is promoting big government theory.
Below is an email I sent to his show. I know he gets a lot of correspondence--so I doubt he'll see it. I'll vent my thoughts to him by posting it here:
You are at least honest enough to say outright that you support a national id card. But I don't understand why you would support one.
A national id inherently brings government closer to the every day lives of Americans. It undermines federalism. I think it undermines the 4th amendment. The infrastructure that would go with a national id would give the government power to enforce the myriad of arbitrary rules liberals would love to attach to the card.
We have been approaching a full-blown national id for quite some time, but I'd rather start working turn back to more freedom-loving thinking. If we're on the wrong road, the soonest way to progress isto turn around.
You are supporting big government and an idea that totally contrary to our American heritage of freedom.