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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Real ID Impedes Driver’s License Renewals


“Strict federal rules aimed at keeping terrorists off planes are blocking some Americans from renewing their driver’s licenses or getting other state-issued IDs. The consequences can be staggering. Without an ID, people cannot change jobs, drive legally, collect Social Security or Medicare, get through airport security or open a bank account. It’s ‘a persistent problem across the country,’ says Chris Calabrese, legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union.” (USA Today)

Fear wins.

FEE Timely Classic
“Paving the Road to Serfdom” by Becky Akers