I’m happy to notice the Real ID Law looks like it’s getting more and more opposition and may be scaling back (or dare we hope, dying?). According to the Washington Post the Obama administration has moved to reduce the scope of the law — passed after the September 11 terrorist attacks — that was designed to tighten security. Janet Napolitano (Homeland Security) wants to repeal and replace the expensive $4 billion initiative. The original intent was to put a new form of ID into the hands of most U.S. citizens. Personally, I have nothing against better security around out ID system, but the Real ID initiative became plagued with unintended consequences (such as a move to require voters to have a Real ID… and hence blocking an estimated 50 million individuals from legitimate voting). Just as long as it doesn’t become an obstacle to today’s accepted forms of ID (particularly where voter’s rights are concerned).