Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Wired News: No Real Debate for Real ID

Wired News: No Real Debate for Real ID: "Hundreds of civil liberties groups, immigrant support groups and government associations oppose the Real ID Act, a piece of legislation that critics say would produce a de facto national ID card, cost states millions of dollars and punish undocumented immigrants.

Yet despite widespread opposition to the bill, it passed through the House last week and is expected to easily pass through the Senate on Tuesday."

2 Comments:

Blogger Howard said...

Why not a national id? Maybe even a national drivers license..all our private information is scattered all over the country anyway..all military folks are recorded in numerous files so why not everyone else..privacy has become a joke in this country unless yhou are an illegal..

6:41 AM  
Blogger Mike Cable said...

My problem isn't so much with the national ID aspect of it. While I do have some doubts, I also see your point. What I don't like is that the bill was added to another bill without debate. Congress, both GOP and Dem, have become far too adept at these subterrerean manipulations of the process. We did more sunlight, especially on a bill as controversial as this one.

7:03 AM  

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