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Who killed real ID?

It was a delight reading about the triumphs of Karen Johnson, Jeff Wood, and the others in their fight against Real ID ("Who Killed Real ID?," October.) For those who love freedom, lately the news seems to be nothing but bad; this was a refreshing change of pace.

In Liberty and Freedom, David Hackett Fischer made the point that liberty has risen and fallen throughout American history. People allow violations on their freedoms for only so long before their tolerance runs out, and then the tide begins to turn. Perhaps Real ID's demise marks our coming turn.

Emily Cowan

Austin, TX

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Author:Cowan, Emily
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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