Thu May 10, 2012, 09:35 AM
JPZenger (6,123 posts)
Oh, the irony: PA. Repubs Refuse to Improve State IDs to fight terrorism, but require voter IDs
Last edited Thu May 10, 2012, 10:08 AM - Edit history (1)
Does anyone else catch the irony of this situation. The Corbett Administration is going to court to prevent the federal government from requiring PA. to upgrade their drivers licenses to fight terrorism.
Meanwhile, the PA. Republicans are forcing old ladies to dig up 90 year old official birth certificates, and prove their name changed with a marriage certificate, and go to the DMV so they can get a photo ID so they can continue to vote.
Which is a real threat and which is a manufactured "problem"?
41 other states are moving forward with Real ID improvements.
Here's testimony presented before the US Senate by Chairman Kean and Vice-Chair Hamilton of the 9-11 Commission:
"Eighteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers obtained 30 state-issued IDs amongst them that enabled them to more easily board planes on the morning of 9/11. Due to the ease with which fraud was used to obtain legitimate IDs that helped the hijackers embed and assimilate in the U.S. for the purpose of carrying out a terrorist act, the 9/11 Commission recommended that ĎThe federal government should set standards for the issuance of birth certificates and sources of identification, such as driverís licenses.í
The REAL ID Act established these standards by statute. In 2008, detailed regulations were issued setting standards and benchmarks for driverís license issuance. While nearly one-third of the states have complied with the first tier of benchmarks, the deadlines for compliance have been pushed back twice to May 2011, and a recent announcement pushed back compliance again until January 2013. The delay in compliance creates vulnerabilities and makes us less safe. No further delay should be authorized, rather compliance should be accelerated. "
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Oh, the irony: PA. Repubs Refuse to Improve State IDs to fight terrorism, but require voter IDs (Original post)
|life long demo||May 2012||#1|
Response to JPZenger (Original post)
Thu May 10, 2012, 10:08 AM
life long demo (1,059 posts)
1. Thanks JP for the news from the new reality show known as
"What's the latest weird news from PA" starring Tom Corbett and his band of repug-thugs.
It really does boggle the mind. I live in PA and I can't explain it.
Response to life long demo (Reply #1)
Thu May 10, 2012, 11:48 AM
MadrasT (6,261 posts)
2. It's like we slipped into some weird alternate timeline.
Every day there is a whole new
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