For the last 8 years, the American people have been told they must sacrifice certain liberties in order that the federal government might protect them. And for the most part, the American people have been happy to accommodate this incessant intrusion into their personal liberties.
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Just as they did with REAL ID, the Feds insist that PASS ID is not a national ID â€“ oh, my, no. So what if every American has a uniform card that he must constantly show to governmentâ€™s goons? Thatâ€™s not a national ID, you silly citizen, you!
Regardless of whether you felt REAL ID represented critical improvements in security standards or a federal government ID system outsourced upon the states, Secretary Napolitano recently affirmed that, at least by name, that Title II of the Act was dead
An open letter to Arnold Schwarzenegger Dear Governor Schwarzenegger: As a constituent who cares deeply about privacy and national security, I urge you to oppose implementation of the REAL ID Act and support its immediate repeal. The creation of a national identification card is not a power delegated to Congress under Article I, section 8 [...]
Guest Commentary by Thomas Andrew Olson Published with Permission from LewRockwell.com Recently, I watched Lou Dobbs, and his handmaiden, Kitty Pilgrim, get all hot, bothered, and appalled by the Maine state legislature voting overwhelmingly to refuse to enforce any provisions of the REAL ID act, an unfunded mandate passed by Congress in 2005, and which [...]