STATE GOVERNMENT BEAT UP REAL ID 4-30-08
WASHINGTON--Democratic and Republican senators alike on Tuesday once again piled criticism upon forthcoming Real ID requirements, with some renewing calls to repeal the law for which many of them voted years ago.
It's a familiar refrain for the Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, whose members made similar remarks at a hearing around this time last year.
Senators Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio), who presided over a Tuesday subcommittee hearing revisiting the topic, said they remain particularly troubled by Real ID's multibillion-dollar price tag for state governments. Akaka and others also voiced worries about the mandate's privacy and civil liberties implications.
"The massive amounts of personal information that would be stored in state databases that are to be shared electronically with all other states, as well as the unencrypted data on the Real ID card itself, could provide one-stop shopping for identity thieves," Akaka said at the hearing, where senators heard from Homeland Security assistant policy secretary Stewart Baker, state government representatives, and civil liberties activists. ::FULL STORY HERE::
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF POST 5-11 TSA GESTAPO :: READ THE TRANSCRIPT:
DHS released a full transcript of "how it's going to go down" when they demand your ID to qualify you to board the fights you paid for. There is no law in place to enfore their demand of an ID to fly- as indicated in previous posts and from ID rights resources on this site. We would like to prepare you with as much knowlege about what your rights are and what you can do to directly oppose the level of convenience baiting the federal government intends to grind you down with as you move from one place to the other. There is no treading lightly, we have to approach our movement "handlers" like the tools of economic fascism that they are. It doesn't mean responding with aggression, spit and vitriol. It means approaching them with rightful civil disobedience.