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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

What's That You Say, Mrs. Hutchison

I have two posts at DownsizeDC.org. Here is an excerpt from What "What Year is This?":
It's the terrible logic of the war: "We must occupy Iraq until we defeat those who are fighting our occupation. Once those who want us to leave are defeated, we will leave." But since us leaving is exactly what the enemy wants, they will declare victory whenever we leave - even if its ten years from now. Our presence is the very cause of the instability that prevents us from "winning" the war, but if we ever leave, we "lose" the war.
And from "Why Respond At All?":

Thirty states have enacted or are considering anti-REAL ID legislation.

As we say in our Repeal the READ ID Act campaign, the REAL ID Act "is a bad law passed under false pretenses. It was rejected three separate times by the U.S. Senate, and was only passed because it was added to a larger bill containing disaster relief and funding for Iraq. The Senate didn't want it, and the American people don't want it either."

Why is it a bad law that nobody wants? As RealNightmare.org puts it, the REAL ID Act "creates huge administrative burdens for state governments, while providing no federal funds for implementing its onerous requirements. At the same time, it does nothing to combat terrorism, and puts us at greater risk for invasions of privacy and identity theft."

1 comment:

  1. Besides the states considering anti-Real ID legislation, there are ways for us all to get involved. The public comment period on the Act runs til May 8th. On May 1st, there is a Town Hall meeting on Real ID (in Davis, CA). These are chances for the public opposition to an unfunded mandate that won't accomplish what it wants to accomplish to be heard loudly and clearly.

    There's gobs o' info at the Real Nightmare site and also at our blog.
    There's lots o' time for commenting and spreading the word....