Yesterday the York Dispatch became the latest Pennsylvania newspaper to editorialize against the Real ID Act.
…possibly the most intrusive federal mandate ever…
The national ID initiative as it exists codifies a mob reaction to terror — “security is all” — reminiscent of that used by dictatorial and other repressive regimes for political and population control since the mid 19th century.
It has no place in a nation where the ideals of expanding individual freedom are held to be paramount. The battle has to be joined in Washington to repeal this curb on our liberties.
It is a fight none of us can afford to lose.
The Dispatch follows fast on the heels of the Philadelphia Inquirer, which made its statement on January 17.
Andy in Harrisburg