Thursday, September 27, 2007

Online Petition Urges Spitzer to Reverse NY Driver's License Policy

ALBANY, NY (09/27/2007; 1502) (readMedia) -- New York Republican State Committee Chairman Joseph N. Mondello today announced the creation of an online petition on the state Republican website,, where people can express their opposition to Governor Spitzer’s decision to offer driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.


“There has been a groundswell of opposition across the state to Governor Spitzer’s dangerous plan to give driver’s licenses to undocumented aliens,” said Chairman Mondello. “Our online petition will give people the opportunity to have their voice heard on this issue, and I encourage people to join our fight to reverse the Governor’s ill-conceived plan.”

Governor Spitzer’s change in policy has been cited as being dangerous, costly, a threat to the integrity of voter registration and possibly illegal. Governor Spitzer changed the policy in a unilateral decision without consulting elected representatives or holding public hearings.

“Given the importance of the issues surrounding homeland security and immigration, Governor Spitzer’s unilateral order to grant driver’s licenses to illegal aliens is a mistake. Hopefully, the Governor will listen to the public and reverse this decision right away,” concluded Chairman Mondello.

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  1. Governor Eliot Spitzer is right, and he is a hero!

    Those bandit and scoundrel republicans are dividing our society with scare tactics. They are trying to make our country a hatemonger country. We welcome immigrants and their contribution to our society. The Americans who claim not to have jobs and complaining are the lazy scum of our society; we are hard working proud Americans who are not afraid to help the poor and make our society a welcoming society. Governor Eliot Spitzer is a real American whom our forefathers should be proud of. I pray to God he prevails, in which case he already did. For those of you, hateful dirt(s), go join the KKK, live in a trailer somewhere in the South in remote swaps, marry your closest, and do yourself a favor; don’t pollute our welcoming state and our country with your hate speeches. After all is it not a republican who was preying on young boy interns, and the other who took his family value straight to the rest room looking for perverts at least that was told. We are God fearing good and clean Americans, not thieves and perverts. Spitzer is right, let the poor dream as well.

    Thank you, may God bless Spitzer and our country; may God give your hateful heart the scent of worship and care. And when I say worship is not worshipping the hateful rep., the overweight and ugly Congressman James Sensenbrenner, whose cholesterol level still out scores his ego and hatred. Why don’t he focus on his health and eating habits rather than scaring Americans with his inflated fear tactics, back room politics and poisons bills; he might as well go and work for groups like the K.K.K. We are a welcoming nation; we feed the poor; we pray to God; we love and respect our family, neighbors and God’s creatures. Why don’t we listen to star citizens such as the priests who devoted their lives for the good of men and God; who are telling us to be kind, why do we follow a no good liar republican politician? It simply beats logic away. Go Spitzer and alike, enough of these lies.

  2. A driver's license is all that is currently required to register to vote in New York. Item 9 on the Voter Registration Form asks for either the last four digits of your SSN OR you DMV (driver's license) number.

    It really makes you wonder if Spitzer's crusade to grant licenses to illegal immigrants doesn't have more to do with increasing the Democratic base by any means necessary? (legal or otherwise)

  3. Kinderhook stabbing leads to two arrests
    10/8/2007 3:20 PM
    By: Web Staff

    KINDERHOOK, N.Y. -- Two men were arrested Sunday after a stabbing incident in Kinderhook.

    Police said the attack was triggered by a derogatory comment made about the victim's mother.

    State police said Armando Bravo, 37, cut Ruben Cruz, 41, in the head, neck and chest. It happened while the two men were playing ball at Ichabod Crane Middle School.

    Bravo is charged with with assault and possession of a weapon.

    An investigation found that Cruz was a parolee and apparently in the country illegally. State police said he will be taken to Columbia County Jail when he is released from the hospital.


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