Dorchester Update: Delegate’s Issues

My inaugural post, and it’s all about the Delegate’s issue here at Dorchester. To say the least, the issues that came out in today’s delegate issue discussion were somewhat contentious. From talking about the Real ID act and a potential repeal (and whether there is support or not), to radical envirnomentalist prosecution, to the support of Cities, Families, Education, and Natural resources (as a connector), the people are passionate about the issues.

These people here at Dorchester are educated on the issues, and there is a lot going on to get those ideas out. We just have to wait to see which issues are going to be brought to the forefront, and we’ll update this post in a couple hours when we get the topic (and maybe even a nice comment from this blogger.)

Click the fold below for the update.

UPDATE: This year, the Delegates will be discussing the issue of the Repeal of the Real ID Act and the State’s potential refusal to follow federal law. Let me just state my prediction on this: This is going to probably be either a lopsided debate, or entirely contentious. Either way, it’s going to be a fun ride…and I’ll be here to tell you about it.

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  • Regarding the Real ID Act:

    I have a very hard time for this issue because there are advantages for each side. The traditional state right activist believes that the Federal government is over stepping its Constitutional role be mandating that the states issue licenses that meat specific standards. As well, constitutionally where does the Federal government that authority — to mandate what kind of licenses states can issue. But on the other side, proponents of the Real ID Act argue — and rightfully so, that ID’s must be accurate for security, economic, and illegal immigration reasons. This makes perfect sense. If I want to get a job and I show a fake ID, the chances are nobody will ever know. But if ID’s met the federally set standards this problem among many others would be solved.

    Each side has valid points, the question is — which are more important, state rights or security?

    • Richard

      If I err I rather err on the side of liberty.

  • Chip

    The issues need to be more flexible. I found it hard to vote today on them.

  • Kim

    The Real ID act is going nowhere as long as they keep pushing the deadline back. It is going nowhere as long as they don’t force states to comply. It is going no where as long as they don’t make it work.

    • Well, I am glad to know I’m a fool — I will sleep better tonight knowing so.

      I have read Article One Section Eight of the United States Constitution. Have you? It clearly states what the Federal Government can and cannot do.

  • Jerry

    We need the real id and these people are complete fools to ignore that reality. Complete!

  • TB

    only if teh realid is done correctly

  • Sakaki O.

    Looks like it was contentious:

    Ayes = 81
    Nays = 93

    And now, I go collapse on my bed. Vance Day got me with his flu.

  • Homer12

    The Real ID Act shows us that ol Congress is tough on just about, um, no one.

  • Caper

    Real ID has some Real problems. Privacy still is important.

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