This article makes it seem as if Nevadans are getting some sort of lucky break or that they’ve won some sort of concession, but the truth is that this Real ID program is still a violation of the Fourth Amendment’s protections against invasion of privacy.

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

The real issue with Real ID is that it is not merely an identification card, but an RFID Chip, which can (and will be) used to track an individual’s every move. So, not only is Real ID in violation of the provisions of the Constitution that protect us from having to divulge sensitive information about ourselves to whatever authority demands it, but it is also an Orwellian technology that will make it impossible for anyone to go about their daily lives without being tracked, traced and monitored everywhere they go. That – not the expense to the states of implementing such a program – is the central issue in the fight against Real ID.