09 August 2007
Another rant-y post.
I'm sure you're all as tired of reading this as I am of writing it, but it's annoyed my last friendly nerve. It's just that, y'know, the PATRIOT Act was good. PATRIOT Act 2 (the DSEA, or Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003) was joyful. It keeps getting better! We're coming closer and closer to George Orwell's 1984...I love Big Brother!
So basically, the federal government had decided that "for our safety" all those living in the United States have to start carrying special driver's licenses featuring barcodes that held information about us that was logged into a national database. This could include anything, really, that the PATRIOT Act or DSEA deemed necessary. Well, several states decided it was unconstitutional or for whatever reason, passed legislation that specifically forbade these special licenses to be issued. Therefore, the Ministry of Homeland Security decided that anyone not in compliance by 2010 would need a passport to enter a federal building, visit a national park, or travel domestically.
Where is the uproar? Oh yeah: protesting is un-American.