I know that this is supposed to be a blog all about having a little fun. Very occasionally I happen to express some of my political leanings on here and I apologize. Unfortunately today is one of those days. Our American government is very close to voting on a piece of legislation that will affect every American citizen and will create a situation that has great potential to invade our privacy like never before. Please take the time to read the blurb below from unRealID.com, then take the time to fax your senator and speak out against this! Help protect your rights!
"This Tuesday, the US Senate is scheduled to vote on the implementation of a national ID card system. The Real ID Act is nothing less than a Real National ID Act. The only thing left to the individual states is to decide which pretty picture they will choose to put on the card: everything else will be controlled by Washington DC bureaucrats.
The Real ID Act has never been debated on the US Senate floor. They've never talked about it in any committee. Heck, most of them haven't even read it! Yet they're planning to vote on it on Tuesday, no questions asked.
In order to make a single irresponsible Congressman with totalitarian leanings happy, the Senate leadership let him write the bill and then slipped it into a another bill, one that would keep our fighting men and women taken care of in Iraq and Afghanistan. Supporting our troops means making sure they come home to a free nation, not a surveillance state. "