The REAL ID Act changes our driver's license--issued by a state for the purpose of driving--into a national license to be a citizen within your own country.
A license to bank.
A license to fly.
A license to visit your own country's Capitol.
It reduces the citizen's rights to a string of digits.
It will also make people live in a software maze of Red Light/Green Light. (I can only imagine all the arbitrary rules legislators will come up with--more easily enforced by a national id; a very, very smart card...)
This is what we fought all our wars for: A Biometric Ball-and-Chain.
Is this what the Constitution is really all about?
Is this what freedom is all about?