30 01 2008

When I reported last month that DHS had backed off on insisting that states do the impossible before breakfast, it seems I missed the fine print–they have to ask for an extension and swear that they will do the impossible before lunch.  How heartening to find somebody who’s willing to stand up and roar about this b.s. !

Montana governor Brian Schweitzer (D) declared independence Friday from federal identification rules and called on governors of 17 other states to join him in forcing a showdown with the federal government which says it will not accept the driver’s licenses of rebel states’ citizens starting May 11.

If that showdown comes to pass, a resident of a non-complying state could not use a driver’s license to enter a federal courthouse or a Social Security Administration building nor could he board a plane without undergoing a pat-down search, possibly creating massive backlogs at the nation’s airports and almost certainly leading to a flurry of federal lawsuits.

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