May 09 2006

Alaska Says ‘No’ To REAL ID

Alaska struck the first legal blow in the fight against a national ID card by refusing to pass legislation to bring the state in line with REAL ID requirements.

The bill, SB-189, breezed through the state’s rubber stamp Senate before being killed by a duo of freedom-loving legislators in the House of Representatives.

Who are these heroes of the Bill of Rights? Front and center is Rep. Paul Seaton of Homer, a commercial fisherman and Chairman of the House State Affairs Committee. Through his leadership and by voting against fellow Republicans, Rep. Seaton killed SB-189 and beat back a last minute attempt to resurrect the bill by his party. The party paid him back by killing most, if not all of his own bills.

Assisting him in fighting-off REAL ID was Rep. Max Gruenberg of Anchorage, the former House majority leader when it was under Democratic control. Rep. Gruenberg worked across party lines to make sure that this piece of un-American legislation died on the vine.

The Identity Project is proud to have been involved in testifying before the State Affairs Committee and providing the information needed to make sure that the oppression of a national ID card never hits the shores of the Last Frontier.

Alaska has said ‘no’ to a national ID card: which other state will love freedom enough to follow in their footsteps?

4 thoughts on “Alaska Says ‘No’ To REAL ID

  1. Thank goodness. The idea of an id is nothing huge, I mean passports, driver license, but those are more “privledge” things. Having an ID just to always be identifiable no thanks. Big Brother can shove it.

  2. We’ll have to stay on top of this, cause you know, it’ll come again.
    One of those communist, gov’t does it better, morrons, will reintroduce that ID thing.
    Next time tucked into the back corner of another bill.
    Currently in the AZ legilature is looking at a great sounding education bill that has AZ’s version of the Nat. ID bill tucked in the back end.

    By the way… Show your support for Ron Paul

  3. Pingback: Alaska may end its compliance with the REAL-ID Act – Papers, Please!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *