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


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

An Idea Worthy Trying...

Robert Hawes at The Jeffersonian has an idea for undermining the REAL ID Act:

Contact your state representative and, if you can't persuade them to sink REAL ID, ask them to support a measure that will give people a choice as to whether they want it or not, pursuant to their understanding the consequences of not having it. Many state politicians seem like they're asking to be given a reason not to comply with REAL ID. This approach may give them a measure of satisfaction where that is concerned. It's also very difficult to argue against giving people a choice when the new requirements will present such a tangible expense and inconvenience for the average person. More importantly though, it will leave you with a bit more of your freedom than you might otherwise retain, and, over time, such allowances may prove to be the monkey wrench that wrecks the authoritarian machine.

Check out the rest of the article here.

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