Tuesday, February 26, 2008

NH Article 7: It's the Law

Of course I wanted something stronger, but it could have been far, far worse (and was that report simply wrong, or did we actually exert substantive influence even that late in his decision process? -- perhaps as Badger would opine, "Crime and politics, little girl: the situation is always... fluid," followed by Jayne's-- well, let's move on... You're reading this blog; you are a Firefly/Serenity fan, right...?).

With some relief, I choose to encourage the Governor's better instincts, and hope that such encouragement helps him gain in his resolve (hell, it would appear to have worked once). And I have absolutely no problem whatsoever with others playing "bad cop" to my "good cop." Certainly, I may well end up joining them sooner rather than later, but for the moment, this was my web submission this morning to the Governor...
"Gov. John Lynch today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff urging him not impose Real ID requirements on New Hampshire citizens beginning in May. ... 'We have a law that prohibits New Hampshire from taking part in this burdensome system and New Hampshire was right to reject it.' ... 'This request is not an indication of our state’s intent to comply with the Real ID final rule.' ..."

Way to go, Governor. You're standing firm for liberty, privacy, state sovereignty, and the rule of law in Constitutional limits. Thank you.

Article 7 now, Article 7 forever. Please consider in response to future federal overreach, replying that there's simply no existing authority, but hey, you'll see what you can do about getting a "snowball in hell" amendment on the ballot for them...

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