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February 7, 2007

States Finally Waking Up to Real ID

They're only about two years behind, but it seems that some states are finally taking the Real ID threat seriously.

Back in May of 2005, JPFO issued an alert entitled "The End of America: May 10, 2005" in which we detailed the disastrous effect the federally-mandated Real ID law would have on your privacy. You can read that alert here: http://www.jpfo.org/alert20050511.htm

Of course, many opponents of Real ID were dismissed as paranoid nuts. Two years later, though, the state legislatures -- including those of Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Utah Vermont and Wyoming, among others -- have begun passing laws or adopting resolutions declining to participate in this federal identification network scheme.

It should be noted that in many cases, this opposition does not stem from a burning desire for individual freedom and privacy. Rather, many states are upset because the feds aren't providing any funding for the necessary technology upgrades to implement the program. Nevertheless, opposition to this invasive, defacto internal passport for ANY reason is cause to celebrate.

You can read more on this Real ID rebellion at http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/R/REAL_ID?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US . You can also visit the actual "RealID Rebellion" website at http://realidrebellion.com/.

- The Liberty Crew



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