Monday, May 09, 2005
Real ID Again
I wrote about the Real ID Act in February, but it's become a hot topic this week as it comes up for a vote in the Senate. Security expert Bruce Scheiner explains the problems better than I can. unrealid.com has a form that you send email to your senator to vote against it but they've apparently succumbed to high traffic and are down. The Real ID Act has been attached as an amendment to a Senate bill funding the military in Iraq, so it looks like it's going to pass regardless and without any debate >in Congress (there was none when it passed in the house). I honestly don't understand how our government is supposed to work. And before I get another comment like I did last time, it's not necessarily the ideas in this bill that are bad, it's how they are written (broadly and with issues) and how it moved through congress that I object to.