Friday, January 11, 2008

"Your papers, please, Herr Laszlo. . . ."

Did you hear that "whooshing" sound yesterday? It was a little bit more of what was left of our freedom going down the drain. Americans are going to have "papers" now, just like subjects of the Reich in the old '40s movies. Says so, right here in this morning's Times:

WASHINGTON -- Americans born after Dec. 1, 1964, will have to get more secure driver's licenses in the next six years under ambitious post-9/11 security rules to be unveiled today by federal officials. . . . .

By 2014, anyone seeking to board an airplane or enter a federal building would have to present a Real ID-compliant driver's license, with the notable exception of those older than 50, Homeland Security officials said.

The over-50 exemption was created to give states more time to get everyone new licenses. By 2017, even those older than 50 must have a Real ID-compliant card to board a plane.

If only we can get a Republican administration all this will be. . . .Oh, wait. We, uh, have, uh. . . .

Never mind.