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Obama adminstration seeks to ease ID restrictions
Houston Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2009 | Stewart Powell

Posted on 07/14/2009 7:11:39 PM PDT by NorwegianViking

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wants Congress to roll back the stringent and “needlessly expensive” post 9/11 driver license requirements designed to keep licenses and state issued identification out of the hands of terrorists.

More than two dozen states already have rebelled against implementing the Real ID Act of 2005, either by rejecting participation or passing resolutions opposing the mandate to tighten security and identity verification by 2017.

“States agree that Real ID is too rigid and needlessly expensive in mandating how states meet security goals,” Napolitano said in testimony prepared for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (cut)The Obama-backed plan would still require states to issue driver's licenses with digital photographs and machine-readable identity verification information such as bar codes. States also would be required to validate applicants' identities and legal immigration status.

But the plan would drop requirements that states maintain databases linked through a national hub, and states also would be relieved of a requirement to independently verify birth certificates used to get driver's licenses.

The National Governors' Association backs easing the restrictions

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: realid
But the plan would drop requirements that states maintain databases linked through a national hub, and states also would be relieved of a requirement to independently verify birth certificates used to get driver's licenses. " And these driver's licenses will be used as ID for voting! Tell us the Dems are not pursuing the illegal vote! But the plan would drop requirements that states maintain databases linked through a national hub, and states also would be relieved of a requirement to independently verify birth certificates used to get driver's licenses." ---"relieved of a requirement to independently verify birth certificates used to get driver's licenses."---hmmmmmmmmmmmm. That's interesting----no birth certificate required!!!
1 posted on 07/14/2009 7:11:39 PM PDT by NorwegianViking
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To: NorwegianViking

If birth certificate is not required for the highest office in the land, why require it for an everyday driver license?


2 posted on 07/14/2009 7:13:52 PM PDT by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: NorwegianViking

If any attacks happen after this, were they to implement it, they would have absolutely no excuse.


3 posted on 07/14/2009 7:14:22 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: NorwegianViking

Well, finally some Democrat and somebody in the Obama administration is proposing something with which I agree.


4 posted on 07/14/2009 7:14:24 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

That's funny right there!

5 posted on 07/14/2009 7:17:43 PM PDT by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: the anti-liberal

We all know if that an attack took place because of an Obama induced loophole, the MSM would paper over it and blame Bush.


6 posted on 07/14/2009 7:19:10 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: NorwegianViking
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7 posted on 07/14/2009 7:20:27 PM PDT by mojitojoe (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: NorwegianViking

8 posted on 07/14/2009 7:41:02 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: sniper63
T'wasn't meant to be funny.

I'm disappointed that you found humor in the notion of liberty.

9 posted on 07/14/2009 8:01:32 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper
I'm disappointed that you found humor in the notion of liberty.

So showing your birth certificate to obain a driver's licesne is a loss of Liberty? Laughable.

10 posted on 07/14/2009 8:10:11 PM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: elkfersupper

Get the hellout of the country you commie!


11 posted on 07/14/2009 8:24:01 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: C210N

If birth certificate is not required for the highest office in the land, why require it for an everyday driver license?

Or to vote?
Who needs citizenship, let the world vote in our elections.
You’d have thought so the way Obama campaigned in Europe.


12 posted on 07/14/2009 8:28:06 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: elkfersupper

Not humor per say....
The Bambi admin would likely cover for any indiscretions. No offense intended.


13 posted on 07/14/2009 8:43:41 PM PDT by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: Go Gordon

Try to get a post office box, safe deposit box, bank account or deposit or withdraw more than $3,000 cash anywhere and get back to me.


14 posted on 07/14/2009 8:49:27 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: mojitojoe

Damn. Just ... Damn.


15 posted on 07/14/2009 8:52:05 PM PDT by Daniel II
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To: dalereed
Get the hellout of the country you commie!

I'm actually considering Estonia.

13% flat tax rate, no seatbelt laws, you can smoke wherever you want and firearm ownership is encouraged.

The people in that country recently experienced totalitarianism and will not be willing to revisit it anytime soon.

Not so with this country.

16 posted on 07/14/2009 8:54:54 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: NorwegianViking

You’re correct! This is an attempt to aid in election fraud - plain and simple.


17 posted on 07/14/2009 9:19:57 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: elkfersupper
Try to get a post office box, safe deposit box, bank account or deposit or withdraw more than $3,000 cash anywhere and get back to me.

No offense, but what does this have to do with providing a birth certificate to get a driver's license? (Which is also used for ID to prove who you are in order to vote)

18 posted on 07/14/2009 9:50:28 PM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: elkfersupper

Oh for cripes sake...so you were inconvenienced. Life is full of inconveniences, put on your big boy panties and deal with it.


19 posted on 07/15/2009 5:55:57 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: ravingnutter
Oh for cripes sake...so you were inconvenienced. Life is full of inconveniences, put on your big boy panties and deal with it.

Put on your big boy panties and don't MAKE me deal with it at gunpoint.

20 posted on 07/16/2009 7:22:24 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Go Gordon
No offense, but what does this have to do with providing a birth certificate to get a driver's license? (Which is also used for ID to prove who you are in order to vote)

One has a right to peaceably travel in this country without any kind of "license".

Wars were fought over this.

21 posted on 07/16/2009 7:29:18 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

Ohhhh...tough guy. Good luck trying to “deal with it at gunpoint” at a post office or bank, you won’t be hunting elk ever again after you lose your right to carry a gun due to a felony. I would think, as a conservative, that you would understand that proper ID is important to prevent illegal alien activity and voter fraud.


22 posted on 07/17/2009 5:45:40 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: elkfersupper

Driving is a priviledge, not a right.


23 posted on 07/17/2009 5:46:52 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: ravingnutter
There is a right to peaceably travel from place to place in or on any contemporary conveyance in this country without being accosted by armed highwaymen.

Wars and civil disturbances occurred in this country over this.

24 posted on 07/18/2009 7:03:18 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: ravingnutter
I would think, as a conservative, that you would understand that proper ID is important to prevent illegal alien activity and voter fraud.

If that was what it was used for, I would agree.

I pick my potential felonies carefully.

25 posted on 07/18/2009 7:05:12 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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