National ID Card Draws Fire
Problem: Say you want to make an entire country use the “show me your papers” system so often vilified in WWII and spy movies. The country in question also happens to be one of the largest most powerful countries on the planet, and its residents are paying closer attention then ever before to the governmental process.
Solution: Easy! Just attach your legislation for the national ID card to a military spending budget that nobody would DARE oppose!
[Senator Lamar] Alexander and other lawmakers said the rules established in the Real ID Act will have unintended consequences. Driver’s license examiners trained to decide whether a person can parallel park will have to determine whether an applicant is an al-Qaida terrorist, he said.
Man, talk about a bombshell of a new responsibility at work 😛