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[Update] Security fad costing us our security.
Note: this entry is an update to the previous entry entitled "Security fad costing us our security."

The Real ID Act has passed. What does that mean? That the DHS will administer driver's licences in the US. This is the same DHS who, as described in the aforementioned entry, admitted that they can't seem to get security right regardless of how much money is spent. Now, according to Real ID, anyone without such an ID card will be prohibited from opening a bank account, flying, or taking the train- to say nothing of entering federal buildings. With how much I trust DHS (read: not even close to as far as I can see them), what's a citizen to do? Move, I suppose. Canada is looking really damn nice right about now. I suppose I should have done more advocacy on the issue, but then again, I get the distinct impression that no one listens, and it was fucking finals week! As for the first point, the ultimate motivator for politicans in a representative democracy is supposed to be the election, but that is no longer a viable mechanism as the process of falsifying an election in the US has been perfected down to a science. If I seem a bit jaded, that's because I am. Any semblance of faith that I may have had in "the system" has been destroyed repeatedly. This latest instance is just that- the latest in a string of instances of the failings of the "system."

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cgranade From: cgranade Date: May 11th, 2005 07:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Sad, isn't it?

This is a really standard practice, sad as it is. This is one of the biggest problems with our legaslative system, if you ask me. Damnned riders.
masstreble From: masstreble Date: May 11th, 2005 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)

I've been waiting for the 'conservative' response.

This entire Real ID thing should have the entire country enraged. The conservatives of yesteryear were fanatics about keeping government out of our lives (a really really Liberal concept!), but I haven't heard too much from, say, Rush Limbaugh on the subject.
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