Life in post-Constitutional America has progressively become less free, as evidenced by the actions of the federal government and the Congress. One of the latest grand schemes is the resurrection of a previously disclosed, and opposed, plan to track every single one of us. As reported by The New American magazine, the federal government, over the years, has failed to convince states, on their own, to adopt a national identification system known as REAL ID, a Bush-era concept developed by the newly created Department of Homeland Security (DHS) using technology to verify citizenship.
The problem is, the technology would also allow for tracking, much like the retail industry uses RFID – radio frequency identification – to track the movement of goods. Since about 2005, a majority of state governors have opposed REAL ID, which was initially passed as an anti-terrorism measure in 2004, and which requires the standardization of driver’s licenses and ID cards, for one, over concerns about privacy and the cost of compliance. The 2005 law went into effect this year. FULL REPORT