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[–] KingofKong [S] 1 points 47 points (+48|-1) ago 

But I thought driving falls under the category of privilege rather than inalienable rights.


[–] Donbuster 2 points 27 points (+29|-2) ago 

I never said that they had the right to drive (which I hold that provided you are capable of doing so in a manner that is reasonably safe to other drivers, and any passengers you might carry, should be a right, and that the easiest way of managing this is a drivers license for whoever meets these requirements, no other questions asked), just that they had rights in general, something that the top level commenter seems to have forgotten; For instance, they have a right to freedom of religion still, and a right to due process, and their labor is still subject to things such as minimum wage, laws that are not explicitly listed in the constitution as rights. Provided they meet all other requirements for the license, I see no problems with them holding one. That being said, since most states require proof of citizenship, they do NOT meet these requirements, even though I disagree with the concept of requiring proof of citizenship to drive.


[–] KingofKong [S] 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Interesting. I thank you for your thoughtful reply. I still haven't gotten a solid answer on why an illegal immigrant isn't simply arrested and deported when they are standing right there admitting to bring an illegal though.


[–] Sikozen 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You only say that because you've never had someone you care about hit by an illegal immigrant driving with no insurance. There is no due process for your loved one, no help for them - the immigrant is taken by Immigration to be processed and you are left on your own.

Proof of citizenship shows proof of accountability to for your actions, which i feel should be pretty high on the friggin' list when it comes to things you should have to operate a 2,000+ lb. machine on wheels.


[–] SRS-Airbag 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Do people in jail have the right to bear arms? Of course not. The same thing is true to people here illegally.


[–] InyourfaceNancyGrace 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They have the right to sue for discrimination. No one has the right to a driver's license (hence the testing and such).