Well, the senate passed the Iraq Supplemental Spending Bill 100-0. That bill is the one which contains Real ID. Here’s what a Slashdot reader said:
The U.S. Senate has passed the $82 billion Iraq Supplemental Spending Bill (approved by the House last week), which includes the Real ID act driver’s license reform (previously reported here.) The National Governors Association has indicated at the possibility of a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of the Real ID provisions, which would create national driver’s license standards, and a federal database of information from all 50 states.
Well shit, it passed. I’m not suprised as it was shadily slipped into a bill to help our troops. That’s real dirty senators. So much for democracy, something like this should have been debated in a public arena for all to voice their opinions on. I for one do NOT welcome our new spying overlords. This makes me want to leave the country even more. I do not wish to live in a police state anytime soon, looks like I may not have a choice. I think it’s totally killer that “we the people” have no say in major changes to our country and way of living.