Huckabee: REAL ID “A Huge Mistake”

by on September 25, 2007 · 4 comments

Here’s conservative Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on the REAL ID Act:

. . . REAL ID, that’s a huge mistake. It’s putting a burden on a state that should not be the state’s function, which is to provide the frontline of national security defense at the hands of a DMV worker at a state office. That’s absurd. And then not funding it. That’s a real problem. If you’re going to have federal program then the feds ought to pay for it.

  • http://linuxworld.com/community/ Don Marti

    The government doesn’t need to be involved in the identification business at all. With cryptographic signatures and smart cards, an individual could just order a card with photo and name from a private company, and you could collect signatures on it, just like getting a document notarized or your PGP key signed. Anyone who wanted to check identification could just require a trusted path back to an approved signature.

  • http://linuxworld.com/community/ Don Marti

    The government doesn’t need to be involved in the identification business at all. With cryptographic signatures and smart cards, an individual could just order a card with photo and name from a private company, and you could collect signatures on it, just like getting a document notarized or your PGP key signed. Anyone who wanted to check identification could just require a trusted path back to an approved signature.

  • http://research.microsoft.com landstevenen

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  • http://research.microsoft.com landstevenen

    where I spent and climb plants pirates pruning the vast I go back horizontal we just natural

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