April 18, 2007 | By Hugh D'Andrade

Real ID Rebellion Growing

The REAL ID rebellion is growing. On Tuesday, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer signed into law Montana?s rejection of the Real ID Act, saying "the best way for Montana to deal with the federal government on this issue and many others is to say 'No. Nope. No way and hell no.'"

And on Wednesday, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed a similar bill, prohibiting state implementation of the act unless certain conditions are met. Three other states have already passed anti-Real ID resolutions: Maine, Idaho and Arkansas. Congress is considering repealing the act.

REAL ID essentially forces states to create a national ID, requiring standardization of drivers licenses and the creation of a vast national database linking all of the ID records together. The cost of implementation ? by some estimates as much as $23 billion ? would be passed on to the states.

Learn more about REAL ID and take action to stop it here.


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