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prohibiting all federal agencies from accepting any non-compliant drivers license or state identification card for any official purpose (e.g. boarding an airplane, applying for Social Security benefits, student loans, opening a post office box, entering a federal building, etc). This raises questions regarding the rights of the physically challenged, children, poor, and the elderly who receive benefits or services from federal government agencies. There are reasons why each may not hold a federally sanctioned, state-issued identification document. The PASS ID Act does not specify limits on the requirement of an approved identification document to access federal government services, benefits, or meet with federal employees in official settings. In effect, individuals will lose some level of citizenship and rights should they not hold a PASS ID.
Oregon State House passed Senate Bill 536 (SB0536), which “Prohibits state from expending funds to comply with federal Real ID Act of 2005 unless certain requirements are met.”
Or maybe I'm not understanding what you are saying.
Originally posted by December_Rain
I think it's good move, more security for people.
Make two lines in an airport boarding, one line does not require any ID, any security checks, none at all....whereas 2nd line requires security check, ID Check etc. Which one will people opt for? One that is more risky or more safe? The more security the better in my view. Good move by the govt.
Originally posted by angrysniper
The no ID line. I don't think people should need an ID to travel anywhere.. who you are isn't relevant to where you're going, unless its private property. If the airlines decide they require people to show id then that is their right, but the federal government has no business mandating such a thing, it should be up to the states and the airlines.
[edit on 26-11-2009 by angrysniper]
Originally posted by DaddyBare
reply to post by December_Rain
It's no longer an issue of good idea or not what we're face with now is being sandbagged...
how long it took her to her passport? that wait is going to get all the longer with more than half a nation with no choice but to apply. why would they... ever go to a post office? yes that too is a federal building and by this new law you'd need the Real ID to enter and my state ID is soon to be no longer valid...
if they really wanted to do this the feds never should have felt it up to the states, they should have coordinated this program themselves. now because of piss poor oversight people like me will be put out forced to wait months when we never did anything wrong... how is that fair or just
Who you are is very much relevant. You can't let parole offenders, criminals, terrorism suspects, illegal immigrants etc travel freely thru state borders. No one can be judged their their face and skin, one should have a proper legal document to prove who you are. And people who have done nothing wrong would not be afraid to come in front and provide ID.