The Freeman's Burden:

To defend the principles of human liberty; to educate; to be vigilant against the ever expanding power of the state.

Friday, May 27, 2005

The DHS's Brave New World

International Driver's Licences are already available and recognized in many country's but not yet required Posted by Hello

The head of the Department of Homeland Security is in discussions with the British Home Secretary about synchronizing the technology used in each nations national ID cards. DHS Director Michael Chertoff has also directed 26 other nations to to issue new passports that comply with US standards. It is clear that over at the DHS, any debate about how far new legislation goes in creating national ID cards is academic as they are proceeding from a position indicative of a belief that the matter is resolved. The DHS apparently also believes it has the right to issue dictates to foreign governments. And some people wonder why the Bush Administration is considered authoritarian and arrogant. Read more here.


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