The supremacy clause is very clear. Any law that conflicts with the Constitution is unconstitutional. The federal REAL ID act does so in several areas:
First, Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people to redress their grievances with their government. By requiring a national ID card to enter a federal building (an "official purpose" in the law), REAL ID violates the 1st Amendment.
Second, the people have the right to be secure in their persons, houses, PAPERS, and effects against unreasonable searches and SEIZURES. REAL ID requires the government to seize without cause several personal papers, such as bank statements, power bills, etc. As such, REAL ID violates the 4th Amendment.
Third, the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. A STATE license is just that- a STATE matter. There is no "interstate commerce" involved. The powers delegated to the United States are in Article 1 Section 8, and STATE functions such as licensing are not there. As such, REAL ID violates the 10th Amendment.
I commend Missouri's lawmakers for standing up to this costly and ineffective Tyranny that was hidden from view by the career politician and liberty-killer James Sensenbrenner.
Google Floridians Against REAL ID to learn more of the negative consequences of REAL ID. This national ID card a/k/a "federal identification" is a lot more than just getting on an airplane.
Last login: Sunday, April 14, 2013
Copyright © 2014, CMNI.
All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Central Missouri Newspapers Inc.
Material from the Associated Press is Copyright © 2010, Associated
Press and may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall
not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or
redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these AP
materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for
personal and noncommercial use. The AP will not be held liable for any
delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the
transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages
arising from any of the foregoing. All rights reserved.
© 2015 News Tribune Publishing.