I thought Real ID was dead. Then the other day I went to get my drivers license renewed. Something new happened. As they took my photo they told me I had to keep my mouth closed.
Perhaps I should have refused to do so?
Usually I would have. For some reason I did not. [Maybe it was because, shockingly they had an attractive not-overweight blonde making the request, and I thought of you all paying and going along on these kinds of matters?]
In the past I got my drivers license on the spot, now however; they issued a temporary one and they mail the longer term one. I imagine that’s partly to verify a person’s home address.
Then I read this and wonder if I should have avoided getting a drivers license this year?:
Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform
I kind of feel creep’ed out by the whole thing, as if I’ve been misled, cataloged, branded like a cow, taken advantage of, and been used for someone else’s gain.
Is it just the particular state I’m in, or is Real ID going live everywhere, with or without the ok of The People and before any kind of vote?
[… As if voting mattered.]
Did I just make a huge mistake?