Thursday, April 19, 2007

Montana says no to Big Brother

By Libby

This strikes me a very good news. Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer just said no to National ID, resoundingly rejecting the feds attempts to force us to "carry our papers" in order to travel "freely" in our own blessed country.
The move means the state won't comply with the Real ID Act, a federal law that sets a national standard for driver's licenses and requires states to link their record-keeping systems to national databases.

Though several states have either passed or are considering resolutions or bills against the act, Montana is the first state to outright deny its implementation, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

..."We also don't think that bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., ought to tell us that if we're going to get on a plane we have to carry their card, so when it's scanned through they know where you went, when you got there and when you came home," said Schweitzer, a Democrat.

Good for him and for the sensible voters and legislators of Montana.

Funny, I was just thinking yesterday we haven't heard much about Tester lately. Montana's freshman senator advises he "is pushing national legislation to repeal the Real ID Act." I'd advise his colleagues on Capitol Hill get on board that bus before they find themselves left behind in the next election.

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