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Real ID Act Could Make One Feel Like a Prisoner in America

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“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark. In the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all, do not let the hero in your soul perish and leave only frustration for the life you deserved, but never have been able to reach.

The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours,” Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged.

Not even Rand or science fiction writers could have really predicted what our nation would become, ultimately causing our fire to slowly be extinguished.

With the recent rise of TSA VIPR teamsdronesHomeland Security pamphlets (which reveal who allegedly is a terrorist based on some incredibly frivolous assumptions) and laws that have increased the government’s ability to track individuals on a whim without probable cause, it seems to me all these are leading to the mechanical hound in Fahrenheit 451.

On July 1, residents of Georgia will have new driver’s licenses requirements that will be in accordance of the Real ID Act of 2005.

According to Georgia’s Department of Driver Services these are the new conditions:

  • “You must visit a Customer Service Center in person on your first renewal, reinstatement or first issuance beginning July 1, 2012;
  • You must provide an original or certified copy of your Birth Certificate or other proof of identity, and proof U.S. citizenship or lawful presence in the United States;
  • You must provide your Social Security Card or other proof of full SSN. Previously, DDS was allowed to simply ask you for your SSN; and
  • You must provide two different proofs of your residential address. Previously, DDS only required one proof of your residential address for your 1st DL or ID card.
  • Additional documentation to verify lawful presence in the United States may be required if you are a non-citizen.
  • Additional documentation may be required if you have had a legal name change.”

The aforementioned may seem reasonable, but there is more than meets the eye.

You are probably now wondering what the Real ID Act really is.

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