The Real ID Act Does Nothing To Counter Terrorism – The Real ID Act, Real Big Brother

The Real ID Act is an invasion of privacy and threatens national security.

Imagine a country in which every citizen carries a national identification card, each of which is embedded with a chip that holds all of an individual’s personal information.

To some, this may sound like a great convenience, to others, an invasion of privacy. This issue has sparked a great deal of controversy with some Americans arguing for the case of anti-terrorism and others arguing for their right to privacy.

The underlying question is this: Is the erosion of the individual rights of each and every American citizen truly worth the miniscule amount of additional security that would be provided by the mandatory use of a National Identification Card, also known as the Real ID?

The purpose of the Real ID Act of 2005 is to transform the state driver’s licenses into a genuine national identity card, supposedly in an effort to combat terrorism.

“The government claims that driver’s license “reform” will help combat illegal immigration and generally protect national security, but it fails to acknowledge that the Real ID Act seriously threatens privacy and civil liberties on a national scale.”
– Sophia Cope of Center for Democracy and Technology, “Why Real ID is a Flawed Law,” CNET News, January 31, 2008

A mandatory national id card will lead to longer lines at the DMV, as well as increased fees for those attempting to obtain a drivers license. But how, just how effective will the Real ID Act of 2005 be against terrorism, and just how invasive will it be?

REAL ID CREATES A BURDEN ON TAXPAYERS

Real ID Act of 2005 will do little more for American citizens than impose various new burdens on taxpayers, immigrants, and state governments, all while doing nothing to prevent terrorism. Citizens will be required to foot the bill for an expensive new ID card system which will be used to track their activities.

INCREASED POTENTIAL FOR IDENTITY THEFT

The Real ID Card will increase the threat of identity theft for American citizens, as well as give the government a tool for tracking each individual’s whereabouts and activities. Furthermore, the Real ID Card will contain a microchip with a Social Security Number, thumbprint, and even a retinal scan, and can be easily manipulated.

22 STATES REJECT REAL ID PROPOSALS

Currently, 22 states have rejected the Real ID Act of 2005. If instituted, large corporations will be able to require all customers to carry a Real ID card in order to shop at their stores, thus tracking all of individual citizens’ activities right down to what type of soap and toothpaste they prefer.

How is this combating terrorism, again?

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