Brian Doherty points out that we don't need Di Fi's Retina Scans on our driver's licenses any longer. Were getting something better. Real ID and a big wall across our southern border (Ok, Brian's piece isn't about the fence).
And as everyone knows, this wall is important because those guys that took down the buildings in NY all hiked across the border from Nogales and then picked lettuce in Tulare to pay for their Tuesday night Flying Airplanes Into Buildings lessons.
In a nation where federalism is meant to be a founding standard, not a bitter joke, the feds don't even order the states to give up on their former prerogative of running driver's license bureaus—because they don't have to. The feds are so thoroughly in charge in this abusive federal relationship that they know, as with issues like speed limits and drug laws, they are going to win no matter what the states—or, God forbid, citizens—want.
They'll allow you to complain about this stuff, you just can't do anything about it. And don't you EVER doubt who is in charge here.
Hey, I got a good idea, let's send them more taxes.
"In the 19th century, it was sufficient to ask who you are. In the 20th century, it was sufficient to show who you are. In the 21st century you will have to prove who you are."—Tate Preston, VP at Datacard Group
That'll make the tin foil hat crowd crazy for weeks.