So my Wife and I were having a conversation this morning, and she mentions that a friend at work told her that the PA drivers license wouldn’t be able to be used as ID to get into Federal buildings or be able to fly domestically after January of 2018. Of course my first response was, “That sounds like some internet BS.”. Guess what, the joke is on us and everyone who lives in the below illustrated yellow states.
Why didn’t I mention the red or green states shown above? Well, it’s simple. The green states have complied with the FedGov REAL ID Act. The red states are already required to show an alternate form of acceptable ID to board a plane or go in a Federal building as of Jan 2017, due to not getting an extension from the “ever benevolent” DHS . This is the Fed DHS site where I’m getting my info. Here’s some examples of what the site says about the “Red”, “Yellow” and “Green” states.
Here’s what is considered an acceptable form of ID
Note that a firearms carry permit is not an acceptable form of alternate ID, even with the background check that is required for a carry permit. This is from the TSA site.
Here are some of the Q&A items listed on the Fed site.
This next one I found truly ironic, considering the election fraud we dealt with in this past election, and the amount of Illegals who voted (for you know who) in that election. So I need it to go into a Federal building or to fly, but I don’t need it to cast my vote that determines who will lead the country?
Below is another one that I found to be complete BS, considering the somewhat related info we have recently learned from the “Vault 7” Wikileak info. Of course they’re not using any of this to build a database, right? Look again at the “allowed” forms of ID. Are any of them not already part of a federal database?
Here’s one simple reason why I think the majority aren’t complying. It’s called states rights, or the Tenth Amendment. “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” In this case I believe the states in question (red or yellow) have state constitutions that don’t allow for this type of required federal compliance.
Another reason I think some are not complying is that they are trying to hide their large “Illegals” population (REAL ID specifically stipulates that they have a mark on the ID that says, “These cards must clearly state on their face [and in the machine readable zone] that it is not acceptable for official purposes and must use a unique design or color to differentiate them from compliant cards”). I haven’t looked at those state constitutions (red and yellow), but it seems to be one of the only reasons (along with the “Illegals” issue) I can figure the state legislatures would not comply.
Is all of this a big deal? I think it is, and for multiple reasons. I knew the REAL ID Act existed, but was under the impression that a state issued ID was automatically considered a Federal ID (by default), since they were still accepted across state lines (for now). Although I am pissed that it appears the Feds are going to make it more and more oppressive (it’s in their nature), I like that half the states have said “No” to them in this instance.
Will it get to the point that we are going through permanent checkpoints laced throughout the states (Nazi Germany anyone?)? It’s anyone’s guess. But I am also emboldened to know that half of the states have not complied with this Federal mandate. Although I don’t think President Trump will address this (does he even know about it?), it will be interesting to see what will happen next January when it won’t be 5 states not complying, but 25.
American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE