Saturday, March 3, 2007

Salon.COM: Identity crisis

Coverage of the Real ID act by Salon.COM. They point to Rep. Sensenbrenner who, at the time of the passage of this act, was railing against illegal immigration. He sees todays system of identity cards, the drivers license, as "chinks" in the armor of national security. He is also a well known anti-immigration bigot. This article characterises the Real ID Act as a matter of portraying fears, e.g. more terrorist attacks or the dangers of illegal immigration, and to pose this security card as the solution.

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