In 2005 the United States Congress passed the Real ID Act, renamed Dangerous ID by Virginia activists. According to the legislation, your state issued driver's license will be turned into a national ID card and will be required for access to many functions of society and will reveal your name, birth date, sex, ID number, and a digital photograph of you, at a minimum. In response to unprecedented resistance from the states, the Department of Homeland Security's deadline for state compliance with the Dangerous ID Act was pushed back from 2008 to 2011.
This federally-mandated national ID card will be required to travel on any airline, domestically and internationally, open any bank account, collect Social Security, utilize many government services and even access federal buildings.
Perhaps even more troubling, the Dangerous ID Act grants the Secretary of Homeland Security the authority to expand the requirement of the Dangerous ID into more areas of life in the future.
If the groundwork for this nightmare is not stopped, our freedom of movement, personal privacy and security as we know it today will become a thing of the past.
My organization, VA Liberty Defense, in conjunction with nine other organizations, have formed a coalition to stop Dangerous ID in Virginia. I have created a petition for our Stop Dangerous ID lobby effort to support Delegate Bob Marshall's H.B.1587 and Senator Ken Cuccinelli's Senate bill (TBA). I'd like to ask that you sign my petition
to protect our liberties.
Please help spread the word.
Our freedom depends on it!
Thank you for all you do for liberty.
Interim Asst. State Coordinator, Campaign for Liberty
President, VA Liberty Defense