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Real ID…coming soon?

7 August, 2010

Reality Sets in for States on Real ID

Thursday, 05 Aug 2010 07:27 AM
By: Shaun Waterman

Like it or not — and many in the Obama administration don’t — Real ID is coming to a driver’s license near you.

(I don’t like it at all…anything using radio freq’s can be hacked too easily…THIS is why they really wanna’ do this I think…treburn)

Having failed to get Congress to revise the tough new security rules for state-issued licenses in the Real ID Act, the Department of Homeland Security says it is working out how to implement the law.

(remember that if laws are passed against the Constitutions and Declaration/Bill of rights is AGAINST the law and therefore ILLEGAL…treburn)

But critics fear Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano plans to gut the intent of the legislation’s authors.

There is broad agreement among those following the issue on Capitol Hill and in statehouses across the country that Pass ID, the legislative alternative to Real ID that the Obama administration was pushing last year, is dead in the water.

“Pass ID is not moving forward,” David Quam, director of federal relations for the National Governors Association, told The Washington Times.

“Although [Homeland Security] is still working with Congress on a comprehensive solution that allows cost savings and flexibility to the states, we are obligated to continue moving ahead with efforts to improve the standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification under the REAL ID framework pending any legislative changes by Congress,” Homeland Security spokeswoman Amy Kudwa told The Times in an e-mail.

The Real ID Act grew out of a recommendation from the Sept. 11 commission that driver’s licenses needed to be more secure and harder to obtain for terrorists and other malefactors. Despite being in the country illegally, all but one of the 19 hijackers on Sept. 11 had driver’s licenses or other state-issued ID cards that they used to rent cars and apartments, and ultimately to board the planes they commandeered.

Brace yourselves for ‘impact’… or fight it – legally…


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