Monday, March 7, 2011

The "Dead Elephant" Party Big Government Types Continue To Plot and Scheme on "REAL ID."

Jim Harper at Cato writes:

Terror Arrest Does Not Justify REAL ID Revival

The zeitgeist on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. may be for limited, constitutional government, but that doesn't mean that big-government conservatives aren't going to use the reprieve voters gave Republicans in the fall to once again advance big-government goals. On Monday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano encouraging her to fully implement our national ID law, the REAL ID Act of 2005.


Anonymous said...

I imagine that Representative Lamar Smith believes an internal passport to be a valuable weapon in the fight against illegal immigration.

This legislation is ill-conceived, if for no other reason than the Tenth Amendment's "reserved powers" clause. REAL ID is, at a bare minimum, an encroachment on state's rights.

It needs to be resisted vigorously.


Anonymous said...

More and more like the old CCCP everyday.

Whatever happened to "OUR" Constitutional Republic?

Did someone just decide one day that we didn't need it anymore, and not tell us?

Why yes, I believe they did.

Reg T said...

These fools are RINOs, not true conservatives.
Yes, we are becoming more like the old CCCP. Intewrnal "documents" in order to travel, and now "VIPER" teams of TSA agents and local law enforcement searching men, women and children getting OFF of trains and buses.’s-“viper”-program-stumbles-again/?cxntfid=blogs_bob_barr_blog