S.B. 6: No Driver’s License for Illegal Aliens
Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, February 27, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
I’m always amazed when I think about giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens; surely, that can’t happen in Georgia under a Republican Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and a General Assembly with a comfortable Republican majority, where the House Speaker and Senate President Pro Tem are both Republicans. In fact, House Republicans are only one vote shy of a two-thirds majority, which means they could pass anything they want to pass. That caused me to wonder why they don’t pass bills that uphold the law and the Constitution, when they could pass anything they want.
Considering their overwhelming majority, I came to this conclusion. They DO pass bills they want to pass, and obviously, they don’t want to stop illegal aliens from getting driver’s licenses. If they did, S.B. 6 would be well on its way to becoming law. But it’s not.
Only 12 of 56 senators cosigned with Senator Josh McKoon when he introduced S.B. 6 on January 28th. It was assigned to the Public Safety Committee, where it’s been stalled ever since. So, I have some questions. Why would duly elected lawmakers hesitate to cosponsor a bill to prohibit the issuance of legal documents to people who break the law to come here and are breaking the law to stay here? Why would the Senate Public Safety committee hesitate to give S.B. 6 a hearing? Don’t they want it to be openly debated? What or who is stopping S.B. 6? Is the lobby for illegal aliens THAT powerful? Continue reading