Montana Says No to Real ID

Other states have protested or complained about the Real ID Act, but Montana is the first to Just Say No to its implementation.

Gov. Brian Schweitzer said "no, nope, no way, hell no" Tuesday to national driver's licenses, signing into law a bill supporters say is one of the strongest rejections to the federal plan. The move means the state won't comply with the Real ID Act, a federal law that sets a national standard for driver's licenses and requires states to link their record-keeping systems to national databases.

Here's why:

"We also don't think that bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., ought to tell us that if we're going to get on a plane we have to carry their card, so when it's scanned through they know where you went, when you got there and when you came home," said Schweitzer, a Democrat.

TalkLeft coverage of this awful law is collected here.

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    Gee Montana ... (none / 0) (#1)
    by Sailor on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 08:03:46 PM EST
    ... tell that to every American whose medical records bush already has and the DoJ professionals that who got fired for saying the same thing about Alabama's laws.

    Way to go Gov. (none / 0) (#2)
    by TexDem on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 08:19:15 PM EST