Quote of the Day: "I watch a lot of baseball on radio." -- Gerald Ford
I sent the following letter to Congress this morning. You may copy it or borrow from it if you want to send a similar letter of your own.
I'm ANGRY that several Republicans are pressuring the Homeland Secretary to impose a May deadline for states to comply with the REAL ID Act. http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20038613-281.html
Please pay close attention to the following . . .
My risk of dying in a terrorist attack is much lower than my risk of dying in a car accident, by walking across the street, by drowning, in a fire, by falling, or by being murdered. http://reason.com/archives/2006/08/11/dont-be-terrorized
And my risk of suffering identity theft because of REAL ID is greater than the possibility that REAL ID will protect me from terrorism.
Finally, I don't want any protection from you that involves increasing State power, or decreasing my rights.
Please be clear about this -- I withdraw my consent for you to govern me with any scheme for a centralized, standardized, federalized ID card.
Tell Secretary Napolitano to ignore the pressure to make states comply with REAL ID. And please take immediate steps to REPEAL THE REAL ID ACT!
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