The REAL ID (National ID Card) hysteria created by Governor Mark Dayton and the Republican Cavers in the Minnesota State Legislature has failed to pass. Hoorah! The fact of the matter is that an Enhanced Driver’s License allows one to fly on airlines, it is just that one will have to go through extra screening to get onboard.
Perhaps this is a good thing for Republican Legislators being that allowing the Federal Government to violate the 10th Amendment in order to track you and violate your privacy would kill them at the polls in November. Something like that getting out to the press could end the majority status of the GOP in the Minnesota House. Actually the straw that broke the camel’s back was the MN DFL Controlled Senate had a provision to give ILLEGAL aliens drivers licenses and the bills in Conference Committee didn’t produce a singular bill for Governor Goofy to sign.
If the TSA would just do some profiling and have training that EL-AL Security does none of this REAL ID nonsense would be necessary.
Here is Twila Brase’s article from Citizens Council for Health Freedom on May 23, 2016. ~~ Publius Jr.
Only 8 States with Laws Prohibiting REAL ID Have Residents’ Best Interests at Heart
For Immediate Release
May 23, 2016
Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102, or Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com
Only 8 States with Laws Prohibiting REAL ID
Have Residents’ Best Interests at Heart
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: National ID System
Gives Federal Government Access to the Documents of All; Will Impact
Buying, Selling, Traveling, Health Care and More
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Eight states have gotten the message that REAL ID is a harmful government intrusion on their states’ residents—and have taken action to enact laws prohibiting REAL ID to protect their people.
Alaska, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania and South Carolina all prohibit REAL ID and are the only states with their residents’ best interests at heart, says Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org)
, which staunchly opposes the Obama administration’s new push to implement a national ID card. CCHF
is educating Americans and lawmakers about the dangers of this initiative, including the half-truths proponents are telling in order to advance their agenda.
“The eight states that have taken action to prohibit REAL ID are well aware of the serious violation REAL ID is of states’ rights and the 10th Amendment,” Brase said. “Under the REAL ID Act, the federal government would take control of all Americans’ identification documents and could require REAL ID to be used for all sorts of purposes beyond access to federal buildings and commercial flights without further authority from Congress. Imagine the federal government requiring the REAL ID card for renting a car, going through a tollbooth, buying wine and beer and guns, and so much more, including access to medical care. In short, no card, no care.”
Freedom from REAL ID, however, is in jeopardy in CCHF’s home state of Minnesota, where lawmakers last week debated details of a final bill, after first passing a bill that would force REAL ID on Minnesotans. That measure would override a 2009 law prohibiting REAL ID in the state. Lawmakers faced a deadline of Sunday at midnight to reach a decision, and the bill failed due to conference committee disagreements over how to resolve differences in the House and Senate bills.
The remaining states of the union are either compliant or non-compliant with REAL ID. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) communicates which states are compliant, which have extensions and which are non-compliant. View the status of states here
—a national patient-centered health freedom organization existing to protect health care choices, individualized patient care, and medical and genetic privacy rights—has a section of its website dedicated to REAL ID
, mainly the misconceptions about the national ID system, which CCHF
fears could turn into a National Patient ID with a “no card, no care” mantra. Also online are CCHF’s “17 Facts About REAL ID”
Among the myths and empty threats surrounding REAL ID is the fact that there are no penalties or enforcement procedures to secure REAL ID compliance. But late last year DHS issued a warning stating that non-compliant drivers’ licenses would no longer be accepted for domestic air travel starting in January 2016. The intent was to scare the public, according to CCHF, but when state legislators didn’t jump into conforming activities, DHS extended the deadline to Jan. 22, 2018, with a stated prohibition on flying in 2020.
“In actuality,” Brase adds, “the law is designed to centralize American ID documents into a single pointer database—a “hub” with the information of all Americans accessible to all 50 state agencies. Biometrics are recorded and linked to Americans’ ID, and all required personal identifiable information and documents will be scanned and stored—a hacker’s paradise!”