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Old 06-07-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Perfect !!! Congratulations!!!


As an ex-CO and now a WA resident (WA also allows), BE PREPARED for a huge influx of new-residents and the costs / benefits associated with such. My car insurance went up ~ 4x, and STILL less than 40% of the drivers in WA are insured (and WA is NOT 'no-fault'; FORTUNATELY CO repealed in 2003). A Drivers License DOES not = INSURANCE. But it DOES open up many avenues of employment and Benefit Eligibility. (and the additional freedoms enjoyed and abused, there are always plenty of each)

By Keith Coffman

DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado became the eighth U.S. state to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants under a measure signed into law on Wednesday by Governor John Hickenlooper.
The bill's sponsor, Democratic state Senator Jessie Ulibarri, ...
"Our roads will be safer when we can properly identify everyone who drives on them," he said. "We estimate that thousands more Colorado drivers will get insured because of this law."


This guy is REALLY dense (so sorry...for U)
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:15 PM
Status: "Harlan Ogilvy was right!" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I don't mind giving illegals drivers licenses just as long as they don't try some underhanded means of restricting who gets them by requiring the applicant to take some kind of test or something.
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Lol Ghengis! That would be terrible.

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Old 06-07-2013, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Cole neighborhood, Denver, CO
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I also don't mind giving a license to a Mexican in a slow-moving 25 year old GMC pickup truck as long as each license granted takes one away from a speeding soccer mom riding your bumper in her Lexus RX while chatting on her cell phone.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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Just another example of Colorado's descent into political, social, and economic stupidity.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:51 AM
 
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I can deal with this if we can start pulling people over for committing traffic crimes. Enforcement needs to go up dramatically. Driving without insurance needs to result in having the car taken away. It is absolutely unacceptable. I'm quite tired of paying premiums to cover accidents caused by an uninsured motorist. Of course, if we admitted that it was intelligent to perform more traffic stops, we'd have to consider stopping drunks as they drive out of the parking lot. Oh noes, that would be "entrapment", we could never sit next to an area where crime frequently occurs and stop crimes of opportunity as they committed directly in the view of a police officer. -- To be fair, that last one is a nationwide problem maintained by the Alcohol industry's lobbying dollars.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:04 AM
 
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Stealthrabbit and I are from the same state and other posters are missing the point. When you do this you make your state even more of a magnet for poor illegals who will then use more of your social services. If you don't want to trust us on this fine, you can find out the hard way.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Way Out West...
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Welcome to Colofornia...
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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It's so easy to register to vote while obtaining a driver's license and I have absolutely no faith that our state government will check to make sure that illegals haven't also registered to vote while obtaining a driver's license.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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Wink No.

No great surprise here, as it has been repeatedly proven to me that all relevant authorities in Colorado—from Governor Hickenlooper right down to the Sheriff—have no regard for traffic laws, or the safety and well-being of citizens unlawfully imposed upon by willful motorists.

While that might seem a preposterous statement, it is true. As measured here daily by all the many motorists who do as they like with impunity in excessive speed and noise (also being illegal), and per usual no sign of either the Sheriff or Colorado State Patrol. Malfeasance would be putting it kindly.

So any great surprise our authorities—all the many in breach of their sworn oaths as public servants—are willing to further compromise the traffic standards—and laws—of Colorado further?

Someone "illegally" here is just that. They should be on the road, but not behind the wheel. And driven straight south to the Mexico border, whence most came. If and when they manage to return here in a legal fashion, then and only then might they have a Colorado driver's license (or that of any other state, for that matter).

Until then, hast-a la vista.
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