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Have We Crossed The Rubicon?

Rubicon: a line that when crossed permits of no return and typically results in irrevocable commitment.

Just a few hours ago, the senate passed H.R.1268, which included the Real ID act. And to no one’s surprise, there was little debate, and the bill passed with flying colors… it was a unanimous vote.

I am personally upset because I spent a lot of time on the phone last night, only to have representatives for my senators assure me that they were fighting against the passage of this bill. Then, I read today that Sensenbrenner thanked one of my Senators by name for his help in passing this bill. I was duped.

Thanks to everyone who made their views known to their senators. The next few weeks should be interesting as we await clarification from the DHS regarding the regulations they will be imposing.

Posted by Andrew Parker at May 10, 2005 9:35 PM