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Schlafly & Strossen

2002-05-02 16:07:12+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Tee hee hee. Phyllis Schlafly and Nadine Strossen co-author a letter to the editor of the NY Times. When those two agree that the proposal put forth by Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, for standardized drivers licenses is a bad idea, I think it's safe to assume it's a bad idea.

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#Comment made: 2002-05-02 16:51:07+00 by: meuon

Phylis Schlafly went to the Presb. Church in Alton IL I went to as a teenager and young adult. A very weird and scary lady..

#Comment made: 2002-05-02 16:57:00+00 by: Dan Lyke

Isn't she kind of the model for Betty Bowers?

#Comment made: 2002-05-03 00:08:11+00 by: meuon

At first glance, I thought this was serious... Now I am wiping the tears from my face, quotes like 'Four Horseman and a whore (whether from Babylon or Reno)' and 'BITCH: Bringing Integrity To Christian Homemakers' just make me want to see this lady on the 700 Club.. :)

#Comment made: 2002-05-03 00:09:01+00 by: meuon

On topic though... didn't we have a Civil War over states rights to be different?

#Comment made: 2002-05-03 00:16:43+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep. And the different states lost, remember? The joys of the XIVth.

#Comment made: 2002-05-03 15:57:21+00 by: petronius

To some extent the driver's license has become the de facto national ID. I didn't get one until I was 40, and it gave me some trouble. My picture ID from a large medical center helped somewhat, but i never bothered to get a state-issued ID.

Hoever, asking that some states toughen up their standards should reduce the misuse of their own DLs. I too am creeped out by the idea of national IDs, but in a world filled with fraud vendors are right to ask for something. I also wonder of both Schlafly and Strossen went to their homes and took showers after writing the letter.