Liberty and Accessibility

Monday, March 26, 2007

Terrorists could acquire REAL ID cards

D o w n s i z e r - D i s p a t c h
Jim Harper, of the Cato Institute, has taken a good hard look at the
REAL ID Act. Here's his conclusion: If the REAL ID Act had been in
place before 9-11 the 9-11 terrorists would have had no problem
acquiring REAL ID's.
This leads us to reprise the Groucho Marx quote we featured last week:
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere,
diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies."
The REAL ID Act is Exhibit A. It won't work. It isn't needed. It costs
too much. The only people it will burden are innocent Americans.
So how does Congress respond? It wants to fix the REAL ID Act, and a
Senate subcomittee is holding hearings today (Monday) for that purpose.
This is simply another wrong remedy.
Please send Congress a message telling them NOT to try to fix the REAL
ID Act, but simply to repeal it by going to
Then cut and paste the above section and send it to friends.

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