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One of the worst things about moving around here, is that you have to go through the tedious chore of contacting every entity under the sun to change your address: post-office, board of elections (though you can now update your voter registration when you change your address with the P.O.), phone company(s), utilities, employer, bank, etc etc.  If "registering with the govt." could simultaneously change your address with all these entities, I might be able to get behind that level of fascism. :)

But all of these entities, it is obviously why they need to know your address - so you can get your mail, have electricity, etc.  And registering to vote is I guess de facto registering with the government, but it is not required.  If you want to work a decent job, you are required to fill out tax forms, so again, the gov't knows where you live.  Are they just streamlining things?  Can they say "No.  You can't live here."?

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Fri Oct 31st, 2008 at 01:46:53 PM EST
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