It’s a Federal Driver’s License.Â You recognize the difference, right?
The rationalization for this plan, of course, is the same as that for any authoritarian programâ€¦a centrally mandated, controlled, and issued driverâ€™s license will make it more difficult for con artists, drug traffickers, illegal immigrants, or terrorists to gain access to identification that could compromise our security.Â
You feel better about it now, don’t you?Â No?Â This shouldÂ help:
By 2014, anyone seeking to board an airplane or enter a federal building would have to present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, with the notable exception of those more than 50 years old, Homeland Security officials said.
It’s funny.Â They keep calling it a “driver’s license,” but they never mention anything about driving.