Real ID -- it's back & a heads up

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Sunny Goth, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Looks like Congressman Sensenbrenner is holding a hearing next Wednesday a 10am on Real ID. Don't know what the focus is, but a good guess is that he wants the states to comply with it even though the privacy issues, the security issues, and the cost issues are all still there.

    TSA is probably going to lobby hard for it as they wanted the Real ID driver's license to be the official ID that people use when going through checkpoints. Remember how TSA wanted to turn people away if they only had a regular driver's license?

    This is a horrible law and it needs to be repealed in my opinion. The hearing is next Wed. -- time to start sending letters to the committee.
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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    What??? No, I didn't know this. God, they're idiots. Every time they do something stupid, you think they can't one-up themselves. But they do.
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  3. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Precicely. They will never, IMHO, reach the full height of their stupidity. :mad:
  4. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I'll probably get some flack for this, but I mentioned to someone last night that if I ever need to produce an ID to vote, I will stop voting.
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  5. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I know some people won't like this, but the ACLU put together a very nice website about Real ID. It's called Real Nightmare. Lots and lots of information about Real ID there, including a short, but very good FAQ.
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  6. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Here's some of the latest media on national ID cards and READ ID.

    Stewart Baker panders to the 9/11/anything-for-security crowd by inserting a photo of Mohamed Atta's driver's license (which was lawfully issued) in this piece on Eugene Volokh's legal blog. And today on CNN I saw a piece that from an ex-Bush guy who says 'hey, what about a national ID card that protects voting rights?' Right. He didn't go into what's in that back-end database or the privacy and security issues that such a database raises.

    I see both pieces as slimy ways to promote REAL ID.

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