Jun 14, 2007

Governors in the West Slam REAL ID and Homeland Security measures


A few quotes are very choice. What a breath of fresh air from these governors!

"It used to be that one of the greatest forms of dignity was air travel," Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said. "Now the biggest indignity is air travel. ... We're the most technologically advanced nation in the world. Why are we still shaking down our grandmothers?"

“The people of Montana get used to the feds coming up with half-baked ideas,” Mont. Gov. Brian Schweitzer told Stewart Baker, assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “From time to time they have half-baked ideas with mandates....
“How will you handle the increasing number of states that are saying, no, no, no way and hell no?”

Govs slam federal ID program
Jackson Hole Star-Tribune - Casper,WY,USA
Real ID would require states to upgrade driver's licenses to also serve as passports. Baker said modifying driver's licenses is more palatable than creating ...
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Western governors are critical of new federal Real ID program
Gillette News Record - Gillette WY,USA
By PETER GARTRELL, News-Record Writer DEADWOOD, SD -- A federal program known as Real ID that would require states to upgrade their driver's licenses to ...
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