Tuesday, May 10, 2005

"Ives... Ives... Oh, Yes. Archibald Ives. Scot. The Photograph Doesn't Do Justice." "I'd Like To See One Of You Under Similar Circumstances."

The ever delightful Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner, R-WI, has snuck a piece of legislation that's odious even for him onto an Iraq War appropriations bill: The Real ID Act, which would standardize driver's licenses across the country, electronically encode lots of personal information into lots and lots of "common machine-readable technology" data bases, and barring illegal immigrants from getting a driver's license. So, even more government intrusion into your personal information, easy access for identity thieves, and a whole bunch of untrained, unmonitored, likely uninsured drivers. Good plan, fuckwit.

Naturally, as this was stuck onto a different bill which had no debate, it's already passed the US House. So read up on it and contact your Senator.

(Cross-posted to Digital Acoustic Livejournal.)

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