Friday Links from The Political Carnival
I don't know what to think. If you haven't taken your blood pressure meds yet this morning, do not read the comments at the link.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The mission statement of the North Shelby Library indicates it serves anyone who lives and/or works in its service area, but with the passage of the state's new immigration law, that statement may need some tweaking.
Since Sept. 1, anyone wishing to get a library card from that repository must show proof that they are legally present in the county.
"We have to follow the rules that all businesses must follow," said Kay Kelley, president of the North Shelby Library board of directors.
Kelley said a library card is considered a contract between an individual and the library. The new law requires businesses to be certain that the individual is in the United States legally, through a valid driver license or nondriver ID card, a valid passport or an unexpired visa. A valid U.S. birth certificate will also work.
"We have to be careful," Kelley said. "We are just going to go with the flow."