Friday, January 21, 2011

Real ID might not be as dead in the water as was orginally thought.


In 2005, both houses of Congress passed The Real ID Act, then signed by so-called conservative George W. Bush. The Act failed pass as a stand alone bill several times, but only passed when the sponsors had it tacked onto the back of an Iraq Defense spending bill.

In turn, thirty-four (34) states, including Virginia, enacted anit-real ID legislation that outlawed such provisions that were in the Act from becoming law in their state.

Virginia passed Anti-Real ID Act (SB 1431, HB 1587) which prohibits compliance with Real ID provisions. (Enacted 3/31/09)

Current Virginia Attorney General Ken T. Cuccinelli was the chief patron in the Virginia Senate and Delegate Bob G. Marshall was the Chief Patron in the Virginia House.

Other Senate Patrons: Emmett W. Hanger, Jr., Frederick M. Quayle, Jill Holtzman Vogel

Other House Patrons: Charles W. Carrico, Sr., Anne B. Crockett-Stark, Sal R. Iaquinto, Brenda L. Pogge

Which states enacted legislation and what such legislation entailed.

Virginia Anti-Real ID Patrons 

Dangers of Real ID
  • Real ID mandates RFID readable chips that can be read by any one who buys a reader.
  • Unfunded Mandates on the State governments costing Billions.
  • A central database that must be shared with all states, localities and in some cases foreign entities.
  • No statutory limitations on “official purpose”
  • Creates a federal identity document that every American will need in order to fly on commercial airlines, enter government buildings, open a bank account, and more. 
The language says that those who don't have it can't participate in "Federal Activity", which is rather vague language that could be stretched into anything that comes under Federal Jurisdiction.

Here is a list of a few things that come under Federal Jurisdiction, law or oversight:

Getting a loan to buy a home, opening a bank account, getting any regular loan, getting a student loan, a car loan, refinancing your home, buying a gun, selling products across state lines, flying in a plane, driving your car (if your doesn't offer a state Drivers license alternative to real ID), getting a JOB, possibly crossing state lines (especially if the next state doesn't recognize your non-Real Id state license) and the list goes on and on and on. To see more about the dangers to your liberty and privacy click Here

Real ID Resurfaces reports:

"A controversial 2005 bill designed to create a national standard for driver's licenses may not be quite as dead in the water as many might have assumed, according to a report released this week by the Center for Immigration Studies." (Read More Here)

It goes on to say how the Federal government is trying everything they can to re-implement this draconian Nazi style identification system which will limit your freedom of choice and movement . The States rejected it but they keep trying to find new ways to enforce it on us against the wishes of the states and the People.

So tell every one you can to call their Local, State and Federal Officials and urge them to fight a national ID of any kind.

Check out  Kirby Harris' Articles in his Column at the Richmond Examiner.