This comes from UnrealID.com:
This Tuesday, the US Senate is scheduled to vote on the implementation of a national ID card system. The Real ID Act is nothing less than a Real National ID Act. The only thing left to the individual states is to decide which pretty picture they will choose to put on the card: everything else will be controlled by Washington DC bureaucrats.
The Real ID Act has never been debated on the US Senate floor. They’ve never talked about it in any committee. Heck, most of them haven’t even read it! Yet they’re planning to vote on it on Tuesday, no questions asked.
In order to make a single irresponsible Congressman with totalitarian leanings happy, the Senate leadership let him write the bill and then slipped it into another bill, one that would keep our fighting men and women taken care of in Iraq and Afghanistan. Supporting our troops means making sure they come home to a free nation, not a surveillance state.
This is TOTALLY serious. Check it out and do what you can to stop this from going through.
By the way, if you’re having a problem with the website, as it’s been Slashdotted, you could always just contact your senator directly.
“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” — Benjamin Franklin