Timothy B. Lee

I'm not too worried about the coming of the antichrist, but I think the drive to opt Missouri out of the REAL ID Act is a great idea. Here's a good YouTube clip of my co-blogger Jim Harper facing off against a national ID advocate on MSNBC last month:



It's important to keep in mind that if Missouri refuses to implement REAL ID, there's very little chance of negative repercussions for Missourians. In theory, we won't be able to use our drivers' licenses to board airplanes, but it's extremely unlikely that the Department of Homeland Security would actually blacklist an entire state from air travel. More likely, if Missouri refused to implement REAL ID, it would provide a powerful signal to Congress that the American people don't want a national ID card.

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