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


Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A License to Be a Citizen

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?

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