From a chat this morning regarding the upcoming October implementation of the requirement to show "Real ID", or a passport, or a government approved form of enhanced ID, to travel by air within the borders of the United States, and the potential chaos at airports when trying to deny travel within the borders of the United States to citizens without Real ID documentation.
The 5th Amendment to our Constitution recognizes that travel from place
to place is a natural human right and guarantees that Americans will be
able to travel unrestricted within the United States, free from
government interference. :)
Nick: Real ID is post 9/11. And you CAN travel from state to state via car or train.
Me: I'm trying to find the part of the Constitution that says some modes of travel are exempt from government ID restrictions and others aren't...
This is pretty long, but has a lot of good information in it. It
explains the issues clearly, without political bias. Air travel is a
double whammy in that it interferes with your fundamental human right to
travel without government interference, and it requires you to give up
your Constitutional right to privacy by mandating that you obtain Real ID documents and that you share your travel information with the government.
Me: To be clear... Real ID itself is an invasion of your privacy in that it requires that you have your photograph taken by a government agent with the express purpose of adding that photograph to a government owned and operated facial recognition database with the sole entity able to determine how that database is used being said government. If they are violating your Constitutional rights by requiring that you submit your photo and personal information to their database, do you believe that they won't use that database to further violate your rights? I assume that you are OK with that, Nick? What could go wrong? Why are we so trusting of our government when we have been given so many reasons not to be?
Me: Nick? Nick? Are you there, Nick?
Some people don't get it. Just because the government does it, or requires it, doesn't mean that it is right or legal.
My 13 year old granddaughter recognizes the inconsistencies in this requirement.