DHS Secretary Chertoff on REAL ID's "COUNTLESS OTHER" USES.


Monday, February 5, 2007

Is the Spirit of 1776 Still Alive? "States Buck Fed Plan For National ID"

CBS News reports that more states are lining up to oppose the REAL ID Act.

(CBS/AP) A revolt against a national driver's license, begun in Maine last month, is quickly spreading to other states.

The Maine Legislature on Jan. 26 overwhelmingly passed a resolution objecting to the Real ID Act of 2005. The federal law sets a national standard for driver's licenses and requires states to link their record-keeping systems to national databases.

Within a week of Maine's action, lawmakers in Georgia, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Vermont and Washington state also balked at Real ID. They are expected soon to pass laws or adopt resolutions declining to participate in the federal identification network.

Read more here.

I hoped things like this could happen.

Let's keep the spirit alive...

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