Thursday, February 15, 2007

No to federal ID Committee says 'no' to standardized federal ID
A House committee unanimously passed a North Idaho legislator's resolution Wednesday prohibiting Idaho from implementing new federal driver's license standards.

The joint resolution by Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, would also ask the state's congressional delegation to advocate repealing the Real ID Act of 2005 – legislation requiring states to issue new IDs that opponents say severely threaten Americans' personal privacy.

The act passed without a hearing and is a "backdoor approach" to making a national ID card, Hart said. Required by spring 2008, the new IDs would be tied to a national database and be needed to board airplanes and enter some federal buildings.
via Huckleberries.

Glad to hear that 17 states are working to stop this Federal government power grab. Repeat after me:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
FindLaw: U.S. Constitution: Tenth Amendment

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