According to Rep. Sam Rohrer (R-Berks), the federal Real ID Act will allow the federal government to track us “like common livestock.”
Opposition to Real ID is not exclusive to one ideology or political party. Everyone’s against it.
Today at the state capitol, Senator Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) announced his intention to introduce legislation that would stop Pennsylvania from taking part in the Real ID program.
“If you think dealing with PennDOT is a headache now, you ain’t seen nothing,” Folmer said, referencing the increased workload for DMVs and the increased number of hoops that residents will have to jump through to get a license under Real ID.
“Diminished privacy, higher fees, a new mountain of bureaucracy, and will we actually be any safer? No, we will not,” Folmer added.
“The fact that the federal government doesn’t seem to be able to keep track of their computers or the data on their computers,” Josephs said, “this is not safe. This is not the way to go.”
Real ID will create a massive new database linking DMVs from all 50 states and the U.S. territories, creating a honeypot for identity thieves.
Rohrer called for hearings on HB 1351 and an investigation into PennDOT’s recent agreement with a private company to implement Real ID “so the sunshine can light up this contract.”
“My path is clear,” Rohrer said. “Pennsylvania should flatly and by law reject the implementation of Real ID in this Commonwealth.”
For more on Real ID, visit www.realnightmare.org.
Andy in Harrisburg