Fwd: I'm a Legal American Citizen and I must show my ID

Sent: 7/8/2010 10:03:30 P.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: I'm a Legal American Citizen and I must show my ID

I'm a legal American citizen and I must show my ID when:
   1.  Pulled over by the police.
   2.  Making purchases on my department store credit card.
   3.  When I show up for a doctor's appointment.
   4.  When filling out a credit card or loan application.
   5.  When applying for or renewing a driver's license or passport.
    6.  When applying for any kind of insurance.
    7.  When filling out college applications.
  8.  When donating blood.
  9.  When obtaining certain prescription drugs.

 10.  When making some debit purchases, especially
        if I'm out of state.
 11. When collecting a boarding pass for airline or train travel.

I'm sure there are more instances, but the point is that
we citizens of the USA are required to prove who we are nearly every day!
Why should people in this country illegally, be exempt!!!!!
Why shouldn't we guard our borders as closely as every other country in the world does?
                              Go ARIZONA !!!


Only 68% will send this on... Should be a 100%!  BET YOU'LL SEND IT!!!

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Anonymous said...

I'm a legal citizens who missed the point of the whole Arizona law! Wooo!!!

Hey legal citizen, why don't you get back to us after you've been racially profiled and harassed because of the way you look. Or god forbid, detained without cause because you forgot your ID one day.

D. Sidhe said...

Not to mention almost all of those are not *legal* demands to show your ID but instead *corporate* ones. And some of them are in fact illegal demands that you show your ID, depending on where you live. (You shouldn't have to show your ID to use a credit card in most states. That's just something credit card companies have taken to requiring because they're required to eat any fraudulent charges and they'd rather not.)

But strictly speaking, none of those things are what you would call mandatory. It may make your life easier to be able to see a doctor or drive, but you aren't legally forced to do so. These are conditions you accept for doing certain things. Not even close to the same thing.

CharlieE said...

Not one of those requests for ID demands that you prove you are a citizen, and unless you carry a passport as a matter of habit, you likely have no proof of citizenship on you at all when you are in public.

A driver's license proves nothing.

CharlieE said...

"You shouldn't have to show your ID to use a credit card in most states"

Actually, Visa and Mastercard's standard merchant agreement specifically prohibits the practice, provided that the card is signed.

The contract specifically states that the merchant must accept your signed card whether you show ID or not.

ferschitz said...

Just because it became a *habit* to ask citizens to provide ID and/or a SSN when doing almost anything in this nation, does make it something "legal" or something that "should be done just because..."

Authoritarian conservatives love following the rules that "big daddy" sez and then want to ram it down everyone else's throats.

Many citizens are now refusing to show ID constantly bc, as Sidhe indicates, it's "coporate" rule, not a US or State law (duh). I've been refusing to give my SSN as freely to doctors and other organizations bc it's NOT needed. Most of the time, if you refuse to give such info out, you can still do whatever it was you were doing.

Talk about another "wake up sheeples" situation. Conservatives are lemmings... just following what they're told to do, and then laughing at liberals when we question it. Who's got the correct idea?

Tootseye said...

More propoganda sent out to bully conservatives into doing what their corporate overlords tell them to do. Conservatives really enjoy having someone bossing them around, don't they?

Anonymous said...

I actually think askign for an ID to use a credit card is illegal in a couple states.

This person should, next time he gets pulled over by a cop, try to offer his driver's license as proof of citizenship and then enjoy the next few months trying to get out of jail.

katz said...

Particularly curious ones:

#5: Since those *are* forms of ID, it's tautological. Of course you need to prove who you are to get something proving who you are.

#8: Totally false. It's usually just walk-in. I doubt any forwarder has donated blood: It's just feeding those societal leeches who are too lazy to make their own blood.

#9: All you need is a prescription to get it filled and an address to pick it up. I've picked up prescriptions for family members lots of times. (In fact, I've often thought that would be easy to exploit).

Also check out that hilarious number at the end, carefully fabricated to be high enough that peer pressure applies but low enough that guilt also applies.

P.S. Who else has a social security card that says "Not to be used as a form of ID" right on it? Hmmm?

Snarla said...

I don't pull my driver license out of my wallet even once a month, and I certainly don't feel obligated to carry it when I'm not behind the wheel.
Neither does the guy who wrote this.

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