States challenge nat’l driver’s license

February 4th, 2007 | Posted in Last Days, News, Privacy, Security | Comments Off on States challenge nat’l driver’s license

Once again the spectre of the national ID is raised, this time it’s
because several states are making it known that they want no part of it.

challenge nat’l driver’s license

A revolt against a national driver’s license, begun in Maine last
month, is quickly spreading to other states.

The Maine Legislature on Jan. 26 overwhelmingly passed a resolution
objecting to the Real ID Act of 2005. The federal law sets a national
standard for driver’s licenses and requires states to link their
record-keeping systems to national databases.

Within a week of Maine’s action, lawmakers in Georgia, Wyoming,
Montana, New Mexico, Vermont and Washington state also balked at Real
ID. They are expected soon to pass laws or adopt resolutions declining
to participate in the federal identification network.

This talk about national identification systems, appearing already in
parts of europe and threatening the US, reminds me of a really
appropriate quote:

"When a place gets crowded enough to require ID’s, social collapse is
not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space
travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere. –Lazarus Long
(Robert A Heinlien, ‘Time Enough for Love’."

Looking at the world around us, it looks like Jesus is going to return
before we have the chance to get the space travel option developed far
enough. Of course, that’d be best anyway wouldn’t it.

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