Opposition to the REAL ID Act sign now

This petition was created with the purpose of showing support for the opposition of the REAL ID Act (HR 418) sponsored by House Representative Sensenbrenner. We the undersigned are opposed to this Act because of the following issues:

1. This bill was attached as a rider to supposed must pass legislation for the appropriation of war funds for the ongoing conflict in Iraq. This bill was passed without the processes of democracy we, as citizens of one of the largest democracies in the free world, are accustomed to being afforded. There was no public announcement of the possible ramifications of the proposed system. There was no debate about the issue. There was no vote on the floor.

2. The United States has always been a land of possibilities but, with the newest restrictions on immigration into our country introduced by this Act, the options of incoming immigrants whether seeking asylum or citizenship have been severely reduced. As a country that has prided itself on its diversity and capability to provide a new beginning for immigrants we are severely damaging this posture and the view of our country by foreign powers.

3. The bill creates a national identification system that standardizes state drivers licenses, more or less creating a national ID system. It is an unfunded mandate so the states will have to pay their own way through upgrading and supporting this system. That means that the tax-payers who were never told or consulted about this change will have to foot the bill.

4. The national ID system creates a national database of driver and personal information with the capability to add several tracking options to collect data on all aspects of our lives. This decision lies in the hands of the Department of Homeland Security who can change at any time the data that is collected through this ID.

5. The bill does nothing to address the possibilities of forgery of these documents and almost seems to imply that the IDs will be un-forgeable. This, as has been confirmed by many security experts, is a fallacy. No ID system is foolproof and no ID is un-forgeable. As long as there are criminals they will find a way to subvert our most stringent laws. This means that having a national ID will not make us more secure, nor will it stop criminals from circumventing the system to continue their criminal activities.

In short, the undersigned are here to say that we will not allow our civil liberties to be eroded any longer. The implementation of the REAL ID Act is three years away and with the support of the public, it can be stopped. We want to notify the US Government that we will not take this lying down. We want to remind America that in a democracy, the people have all the power. The people have a voice and it will be heard!!

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Latest Signatures

  • 22 December 2015150. Mark W
    No way will I accept this!
  • 07 December 2015149. Jay Jc
    No to REAL ID!
  • 06 December 2015148. James K
    The people of this nation need a wake up call. We have bceome lulled into a fantasy that everything is ok. This tips the balance between how much power we have against the government. There will be no more checks and balances. We will be welcoming Dictato
  • 24 October 2015147. Erik L
    Repeal the Real ID Act
  • 05 September 2015146. Reh Garcia
    I won't give up my right to live freely and without folks spying on me whenever they want. No one else should have to either.
  • 22 August 2015145. Pamela B
    I support this petition
  • 10 August 2015144. Stephen Ah
    I support this petition
  • 12 June 2015143. Gary D
    I support this petition
  • 25 May 2015142. Andrew G
    I support this petition
  • 09 March 2015141. Jacob R
    is this what we want our AMERICAN FREEDOM to become!?
  • 16 January 2015140. Robert W
    I thought it was "WE THE PEOPLE" that have the say in what goes on in this nation
  • 14 December 2014139. Jeremy M
    Repeal the Real ID ACT
  • 09 November 2014138. Elizabeth K
    the real id act is an open door to discrimination against US citizens
  • 14 September 2014137. Aaron M
    I support this petition
  • 24 August 2014136. Paula Hart
    I support this petition
  • 23 May 2014135. Larry S
  • 02 May 2014134. Chad C
    I will not vote for another single person for any office or title who agrees with this policy of taking our civil liberties from us.
  • 18 April 2014133. William A
    I support this petition
  • 05 April 2014132. Karenkay P
    I support this petition
  • 10 March 2014131. David H
    We are not cattle and I for one refuse to take an ID that is not only against everything our founding fathers stood for, but it is moraly wrong in the sight of God. Dont make the people of these united States have to dump the tea again!
  • 09 March 2014130. Mark Lf
    I support this petition
  • 09 March 2014129. Damiller Bauer
  • 09 March 2014128. Ramona B
    I support this petition
  • 12 November 2013127. Ron D
    I support this petition
  • 04 November 2013126. Mark Js
    I support this petition
  • 24 October 2013125. Heather H
    I support this petition
  • 08 October 2013124. Timothy Dcoadyi
    Whatever happened to by the people for the people?

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Beth YoderBy:
City LifeIn:
Petition target:
The US Congress and US Senate


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