A view from the other side:

I agree with those who say that the coming RealID license system will be insecure and vulnerable to both hacks and villainous insiders. But there are those who expect RealID to be a secure system that protects us from terrorists. Securelicense is one of these sites, and you might find it interesting to look at. The site's creator is Amanda Bowman. Here's a quote:
Days after President Bush signed the Real ID Act into law, though, some state legislators and governors began making noises that they would not comply with the law. Montana legislators even passed a resolution to that effect. Claiming ''state's rights'' and the invasion of ''Big Brother,'' they resolved to fight Real ID in the courts, once the specific recommendations are issued by the Department of Homeland Security, which should be soon. They, in effect, announced their intention to conduct business as usual, security be damned.

If any of these states is successful, the entire nation will remain at risk, because we are only as strong as our weakest link. Licenses issued by Florida, New Jersey and Virginia, after all, were used to kill Americans in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Headstrong governors must be made to realize this -- that a license issued to a terrorist in any state jeopardizes citizens in every state.

But frankly, we have no assurance that RealID will make it harder for terrorists to get licenses. Especially if they are US citizens. Or if they are good hackers. Or if they bribe one of the hundreds of new employees who will be hired to process licenses.


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