Identity Theft, Driver License Fraud, Con Artists, Terrorists, Bombings
There are two totally unrelated recent events that reminded me again of the evil world we live in.
This isn’t a religious forum, but I believe the reason for this continuing and escalating evil is that we all have a free will, and Satan (with his evil influence) will continue to be the “God of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4) until Christ enforces His law at His second coming.
The first thing that effected me personally, was that I had to renew my driver’s license.
I had to personally visit the driver license office (no renewing by mail) and bring my birth certificate, along with my Social Security card and two recent documents showing my residential address.
I didn’t have my actual birth certificate (not sure where that is kept), but did have a notarized copy, which was good enough. I’m not sure what would have happened if I didn’t have that.
Why did I have to bring all that?
Mainly because of the Federal REAL ID Act of 2005. The Federal Government, specifically the 9/11 Commission, wanted to have federally mandated standards for state driver’s licenses or ID cards.
This is supposed to make it harder for con artists, identity thieves, terrorists, and illegal immigrants to make phony ID’s or driver licenses.
The second event didn’t effect me personally, but still reminded me of the continuing evil – the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon (April 15, 2013).
The biggest US bombing that most people probably remember was April 19, 1995 at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Then there was the “Unabomber”, who was said to have had a bombing spree that lasted from 1978 to 1995. And there have been many more in between, and probably more to come in the future.
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