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  •  Like any of those people looking at (26+ / 0-)

    the documents would ever even be able to spot a forgery, either.

    That's the most ridiculous aspect of the REAL ID act.

    It should be called the REAL PAIN IN THE ASS ACT.

    I have copies of my birth certificate which I can't really say are real are not other than the fact that they were SOLD to me by a document aggregation company that the US Passport service seem to recognize and the data matches my birth data - but other than that - who is really to say that they are valid and "REAL"?

    All of this expensive bureaucracy, need I remind you, comes out of the fact that the September 11th, 2001 plane hijackers were allowed to enter our country by the State Department even though 18 of the 19 were known to be potential terrorists; were promptly lost once they entered by the spy agencies who knew who they were here and had intended to follow them around; and then drove cars with valid drivers licenses in their own names while they were here taking lessons to fly jumbo jets which no one had a problem with at the time.

    The drivers licenses were NOT the problem in that story.  They could have afforded to take taxis or hire a driver with their bankroll.  Sheesh.

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