Homeland Security Thanks Nixon for Complying with REAL ID


In 2009, Governor Jay Nixon signed House Bill 361 into law. This bill explicitly prohibits compliance with REAL ID, the overreaching federal act that requires citizens to provide large amounts of personal information and have the information maintained in a federal database.

However, we recently received a copy of a 2010 letter from Director of Homeland Security (DHS) Janet Napolitano to Governor Nixon . . . thanking him for his efforts to comply with and implement REAL ID. In the letter, Napolitano states: “The DHS thanks you for your State’s efforts in improving security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards.”

Once again, Nixon has said one thing, while doing something completely different. It’s little wonder that Missouri citizens across the political spectrum are losing faith in the governor. Even in the face of a subpoena, a House Remonstrance, and a Senate Remonstrance, Governor Nixon refuses to be straightforward with the people of Missouri, including the majority who put him in office.