Wednesday, November 14, 2007

San Francisco Grows Its Sanctuary-ness

You heard right.

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to issue municipal identification cards to city residents - regardless of whether they are in the country legally - and to double the amount of public money available to candidates running for supervisor.

Supervisor Tom Ammiano, who authored the ID card legislation

Tom is hiding behind the "now those on the margins can report crimes to the police and protect themselves."

The legislation would require companies holding city contracts to accept the municipal card as a legitimate form of identification - except in cases where other state and federal laws require other forms of proof of age, name and residence.


Ammiano said banking institutions in San Francisco have signaled their willingness to accept the municipal ID card for the purpose of setting up accounts. He noted that people without bank accounts are frequently more vulnerable to theft and robbery.

Without doubt this will grow my banking investments. And of course, ultimately offer the Feds with newer ways to track monies coming into and out of the US.

Is what SF doing moral? No. It's like a "trick question". And this move, of course, plays to the recent Hillary and Bill "complexities" surrounding illegal immigration.

Reading the article, one also learns that twained with this vote:

The supervisors also gave final approval to a measure that would nearly double - to $88,000 - the amount of public money available to people running for seats on the Board of Supervisor.
Ah yes, ultimately, the return of my dad's San Francisco -- The Spanish District, the Italian District, the Jewish District, etc.

Cue up song: Little Boxes

"Little Boxes on the Hillside, Little Boxes made of Ticky-Tacky, and they're all made of little boxes and they all look just the same, there's a green one, and a blue one, and pink one, and a yellow one..."

Ahh, the memories. One of the first guitar songs I was taught in the 60s.

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