Is apparently what you get when you suffer a horrible personal tragedy that has larger implications for the nation. I'm doubtful about Gov. Spitzer's decision to allow people to get driver's licenses in New York without having to prove their legal status, but this is really ridiculous:
Peter Gadiel, the president of 9/11 Families for a Secure America, whose son died in the World Trade Center, released a scathing statement even before the official announcement yesterday.I draw the following facts from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which is a strong opponent of illegal immigration:
"Governor Spitzer will demonstrate abject stupidity and breathtaking disregard for the victims of 9/11 if he hands these powerful ID's to people who sneak across our borders," he wrote. "Terrorists here illegally used licenses to kill my son and thousands of others in the World Trade Center; if they do it again using New York licenses issued by this governor, the blood of the victims will be on Mr. Spitzerís hands."
Or to put it more briefly, DIFFERENT SCARY BROWN PEOPLE. Could we perhaps criticize Spitzer's plan on its own demerits rather than making up stories about how September 11 occurred?