S 717  is the latest attempt to force states to comply with REAL ID.  As usual, money is being waived in the face of state legislatures and governors, all of which are laboring under the devastating costs of illegal immigration, and a failing economy.


It seems no one has informed anyone in our government that the establishment of a national ID by Homeland Security is strictly prohibited in their charter. 


In almost every state citizen groups are organizing and fighting back against government imposed surveillance implemented not as a tool for fighting terrorism, but as means to terrorize the American public into submitting to dictatorial rule.


Nothing in the REAL ID act will prevent terrorism.  It isn’t meant to.  It is part of the global intent to tag and track every human being on the planet using not only biometrics, but also facial recognition, iris scans, thumb and finger printing and collecting the DNA not only of adults, but of newborn babies. 


England has aggressively begun surveillance of its population.  Camera’s located every few feet on every street and within every business track and record every movement the Briton’s make.  England has also issued what is called the [oyster card]:  A national ID that makes it impossible for any free person to conduct business, buy or sell, or to board a plane or travel even in-country without it being duly recorded.  Just walking down the street in London can result in one individual being photographed several hundred times.  England has been and is the testing ground for most invasive technology resulting from governments’ desire to totally control their populations.


Not one of the senators sponsoring this attack on the American public can give us one valid reason for why this should happen.  What they will give us is some exaggerated hypothetical scenario that might happen if we don’t comply.  Actually, what they are doing is threatening us. 


The terrorists we need to fear most are seated in our House and Senate with few exceptions.


© 2008 Marti Oakley




Identification Security Enhancement Act of 2007 – Repeals title II of the Real ID Act of 2005.


 GovTrack.us. S. 717–110th Congress (2007): Identification Security Enhancement Act of 2007, GovTrack.us (database of federal legislation) <http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110-717&tab=summary&gt;


Prohibits federal agencies from accepting state-issued driver’s licenses and personal identification cards after specified deadlines unless such identification conforms to the minimum standards promulgated under this Act.


Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to:


(1) establish by regulation minimum standards for acceptance of state-issued driver’s licenses and personal identification cards by federal agencies;


(2) establish a negotiated rulemaking process before publishing such standards; and


(3) award grants to states to assist them in conforming to such standards.



Sen. Daniel Akaka [D-HI]  Author of  S 717




Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]


Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]

Sen. Max Baucus [D-MT]

Sen. John Kerry [D-MA]

Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]

Sen. John Sununu [R-NH]

Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]