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Real ID, the beast that never dies

•, Garry Reed

Every time libertarians think it's safe to go back into the water the Real ID shark opens its gaping razor-sharp tooth-filled jaws again.

REAL ID, as everyone ought to know by now, is a federal scheme to turn every state driver's license into an internal passport, hall pass, and government permission slip all rolled into one.

On March 21 Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Chair of the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security (DHS) and godfather of REAL ID, put pressure on the Obama administration to become more vigorous in shoving us all into the shark's mouth.

"It’s clear from today’s hearing that DHS has been slow-walking REAL ID implementation," Sensenbrenner complained.

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