Thursday, May 12, 2005

Real ID Passed!

This morning I was rather surprised when I checked over 40 blog sites that I have blog marked. I found that after the United States Senate passed legislation that will create a National ID Card it had not been mentioned on any of these sites. I would have thought that more people would be upset about legislation that will effect just about everything they do in their daily lives. I wasn't one bit surprised when brought up the Federal Observer ( to hear what an old friend (Jeffrey Bennett) and patriot had to say about this piece of work on his morning broadcast. You can read a short article Jeff wrote on the subject at, . If you wait a couple of days Jeff will have this mornings program posted in his Audio Archives at the Federal Observer. The whole idea of the uniform drivers license reminds me of the former U.S.S.R. or Hitler's Nazi Germany, something most Americans opposed.

I also read a Charlotte Iserbyt column about the National ID Card, ( in it she says, "The U.S. Senate's unanimous vote on the REAL ID card is a tragedy for our nation. What an abuse of the U.S. Constitution! Gastly news."

that's right, unanimous, all one hundred of our Senators supported this bill. That means that the next time I see any of their names on a ballot running for any office I'll vote for their opponent. As a matter of fact I'll vote for someone from a different party.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

I looked online bu tcouldn't find anything about these new ids.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Looks like this one passed by us all.

Glad to see you opposing some conservative movements.

Next thing you know we are going to have to have a passport in order to travel throughout the country.

6:00 PM  
Blogger David Schantz said...


The "REAL ID Bill" wouldn't pass on it's own it was an amendment to the $82 Billion War Spending Bill.

Passed in the Senate 100-0

God Bless America, God Save The Republic

6:20 PM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

Ah I see. I wonder whose idea it was to add this? Hm???? I don't know for sure but I'm betting it's a Republican. If not, I will be shocked.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

It LOOKS like John McCain is one of the culprits. Strike two. I like McCain but my respect for the guy is shrinking more and more as time goes by.

6:57 PM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

When I said "a different party" at the end of that post I meant one of the so called third parties.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Brash Limburg said...

What exactly is our beef with this legislation? I guess most of the complaints I heard were from pro-immigration types so I figuired it was probably a good thing.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Josephus said...

I commented about this yesterday on my Blog. The reason people didn't know about it, was because it was attached to a Bill to fund the war at the the last minute.
I may have gone a little bit overboard on my blog about it, but I was also upset at the Lawsuit by United Airlines to get out of their contract agrrement concerning their workers pension funds.

9:41 PM  
Blogger John said...

I disagree with you on this. I think those that oppose are a bit paranoid, which is understandable. But 100-0? They are not stupid...and it didn't just pass because it was part of another bill...belive me if the democrats had a problem with it...they would have spoke up and debated on it. Whats wrong with making it difficult for illegals to get driver's license. I don't understand what the problem is here.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Ken Grandlund said...

In general, I can support some type of national ID that ensures that people who receive government benefits and the like. After all, we already have the SSN, the birth certificate, and a sundry of other national databases which contain this information.

The problem I have is that (1) the bill does not have enough restrictions for individual privacy, meaning that nothing has been laid out that would create a tamper proof and information secure card; (2) the bill was attached to the funding for military operations, causing those who may have been opposed to offer their support. This kind of "bill packing" has been done by both parties for some time and frankly- it's sickening. If a bill can't survive on it's own, then it probably needs some work. American's are constantly fleeced by this method. Time to change those rules.

The provisions in the Real ID bill do not go into full effect until 2008, so hopefully we will have some stringent guidelines for its implementation prior to then.

BTW- The Real ID bill has been on the radar for some time, including previous passage by the House. I was aware of it's upcoming inclusion in the spending bill, but this isn't something that MSM delves into all that often. Not when important things like the Michael Jackson trial are going on!

1:43 PM  
Blogger Tsurotu said...

Perculiar...It is the conservative who attempt to pass such legislation in america, but the Liberal who try to back here in blighty.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

If worrying about the ID is being paranoid then call me schizo. I think the national id opens the doors to far too many rights abuses and privacy intrusions to be allowed to bear fruit. Nobody should support this.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Captain Mike said...

Make no mistake, folks. This is the beginning of the end of freedom in this country.

Freedom of travel is an essential element of most of our other freedoms. If you are not free to travel without the government knowing, how can you exercise your rights to practice your religion, free speech or assembly? Once this new ID system is in place, it will become a defacto internal passport.
The politicos promised the Social Security Card and number would be used only for Social Security purposes. Now we have to use it for nealy everything.

The policians lie. ALL of them, ALL the time. They are genetically incapable of telling the truth, else they wouldn't be politicians.

BTW, our friends over at saw this comming. They organized a "write to your Senators" campaign last week. This is a pretty savy group, I urge all your readers to join their email list so we can keep tabs on the quacks in Washington.

3:23 AM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

The residents in Assisted Living such as include in ID system?

11:09 PM  

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