Thursday, March 01, 2007
Show Me Your Papers
America moves farther down the road toward a show-me-your-papers society with the publication of the Real ID rules. With what amounts to an internal passport, the authorities will have a much easier time tracking the movements of citizens. The requirement to submit all sorts of personal documents allows the government to considerably beef up its TIA database. And this is just one of the many totalitarian initiatives made possible by 9/11. According to the article,
Homeland Security officials point to the 9/11 hijackers’ ability to get driver’s licenses in Virginia using false information as justification for the sweeping changes.Starting with their visa applications, there are many things the hijackers (patsies) would not ordinarily have been able to do, and getting driver’s licenses is likely another one of them. 9/11 is the excuse to justify all manner of Big Brother-like changes to society.