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Check the Real ID?Act

March 17, 2012
The Inter-Mountain


If you haven't renewed your drivers license yet in 2012, be prepared to be angry and shell shocked. Big Brother is looming, larger than ever.

It is more likely now, than not, that your previously accepted documentation will be insufficient, forcing you to make more than one trip to the DMV. Be forewarned, angry questioning or outbursts will warrant contact from the Department of Homeland Security to investigate your "terroristic" comments, (true story folks). This is the same outfit that conducts strip searches on grandmothers and babies at our airports, so they are adept at controlling anger by means of intimidation.

These new stringent identification procedures aimed at American citizens were not however developed by the DMV. This is an outright attempt by our federal government to impose, without transparency, the Real ID Act. I personally do not want my license imbedded with a chip that stores my personal information, that has location detection technology, all to ensure that I am firmly under Big Brother's thumb.

What is most disturbing about this latest assault on our liberty is the fact that our own state officials have not made a case for or against this Real ID, but chose instead to to run us through the DMV like unsuspecting sheep in an attempt to enact a policy that hasn't even come to a vote in West Virginia. It seems they follow the old adage, "What they don't know, won't hurt them."

Folks, this is a crucial election year. This Real ID can be stopped. Arizona and Alabama have already defeated it. Call your elected officials in Charleston, voice your opinion and concerns, remind them that it is their job to represent us, not to dictate to us. Reject the notion that you are unpatriotic because you wish to preserve your privacy and personal liberty. Remember the words of Thomas Jefferson - "When the people fear the government, you have tyranny. When the government fears the people, you have liberty."

David Skidmore

Valley Bend



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