Before I start, let me put my cards on the table: I do not think illegal aliens should be given driver’s licenses. For that matter, I don’t think they should get anything except constitutional rights if and when they are apprehended.
But O’Reilly over at Fox asks
Should we allow them to get driver’s licenses? How do we know they aren’t mass murderers? You don’t have to have a background check to get a driver’s license! We don’t want mass murderers to have driver’s licenses, do we? Do you want mass murderers to have driver’s licenses? – Bill “I-can-t-build-a-sound-argument-to-save-my-life” O’Reilly, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, September 4, 2003 at about 5:40 p.m. PST to one of his guests with whom he obviously disagreed.
Earth to O’Reilly: Ted Bundy had a driver’s license. Paul Bernardo had a driver’s license. At least one of the Beltway Snipers (John Allen Muhammad, if not Lee Malvo) had a driver’s license. Guess what? They are or were all mass murderers!
What we really need is an I.Q. test before granting a driver’s license. But, dammit, then you’d just hire someone to drive you around. 🙁