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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Where's Their Honor?

I guess everyone has heard about the fake driver's license scandal by now. It seems that an Oklahoma University student was involved. Originating in Texas, how far does this spider web of criminals extend?

This isn't the first time this has happened either. It seems that thousands of fake ID's were discovered in a 2001 crack-down.

A lot of money is spent buying these fake ID's and driver's licenses and a lot of money is made off of making them too. The motivation behind all of this? Most officials think it's so that the underaged "kids" can gain entrance into bars. The ability to purchase alcohol before they're 21 is a driving factor also.

I got to thinking about all the reasons why someone would want, or need, a fake ID or driver's license. I really couldn't come up with any 'good' reasons but I do remember about a large number of kids getting fake, forged, and otherwise false birth certificates several years back. Actually this phenomenon happened more than once and a lot of the kids got away with it too. What would we have done without these kids if they hadn't of shown up when they did?

The Civil War, World War I and World War II had a lot of underaged enlisted soldiers, both men and women. They had a reason, they had a cause, and they made a serious commitment.

I wonder... Do the kids today have this kind of muster?



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