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First it was the Real ID Act. Now it's Obama's new Radio Tracking "Enhanced Driver's License."
In Obama's Administration, Big Brother Will Not only be Watching, But Tracking You
1 Mar 2009 (c) DOJgov.net Newswire
Janet Napolitano is Obama's newly chosen chief of the Department of Homeland Security. Known for virtually never using the term "Terrorist," or "Terrorism," she does support plans for tracking the location of every American with a transmitter imbedded driver's license.
While denying that there is a "War on Terrorism," particularly Islamist terrorism, fear of the American people is paramount. This is why Napolitano and her Homeland Security supports electronic identification for every adult in the U.S. It would allow agents to compile attendance lists at anti-government rallies, simply by walking through the crowd.
Based on embedding radio chips in
driver's licenses or as Napolitano likes to call them "enhanced driver's
licenses," they add a new dimension to Obama's plans for control over
The Obama plan of treating EVERY
American as a potential terrorist is far more insidious the "Real ID Act,"
opposed by so many, a few years back. It is the closest thing to the
biblical "mark of the beast," spoken of by many Christians and scorned by
Real ID Act guarantees a National ID card is on the way
On May 10th, a small group of Senators stood up to criticize legislation that was carefully tucked into a military appropriations bill. This is standard operating procedure for hiding "Pork Barrel" or in this case, controversial legislation for a uniform national standard driver's license, in unrelated but popular legislation.
For all intent and purposes, it was an attempt at controlling illegal immigration while being "politically correct." By curbing the privacy rights of all Americans, nobody could accuse the government of being anti illegal immigrant. And it meant that to vote against this uniform and highly intrusive national driver's license standard would mark a Senator as voting against support for our troops.
This hidden legislation backed a Congressional call for standardizing driver's licenses by 2008 to comply with federal "antiterrorist" standards. It allowed Federal employees to reject licenses or identity cards that didn't comply and deny American citizens access to everything from airplanes to national parks and even the court system.
In an almost empty Senate chamber, ten senators claimed that the Real ID Act was dangerous and poorly conceived. They objected to the Conference Committees improperly adding the act to a military appropriations bill. They objected to the fact that the Real ID Act was never open to debate.
Then, on May 11th and along with all other US Senators, they unanimously voted to create what many feel is a big step towards an electronically invasive National ID card and make the Real ID Act the law of the land. Any state that opts out will automatically make non-persons out of its citizens. They will probably not be able to fly or take a train.
In the future, you will need the following to obtain a driver's license:
1. You will have to provide four approved proofs of identity to renew your driver's license.
2. Your driver's license will include an increasing amount of private information, including a possible tracking device. These global tracking devices are already planned for implantation in new passports.
3. You can expect your personal information placed in a central database clearinghouse, available to corrupt or intrusive government employees and creative hackers.
National ID Cards are not new in the world. Failure to show one on demand results in arrest and possible imprisonment.
House approves a de facto National ID Card
dojgov.net newswire 11 Feb 2005
The bill was approved by a 261-161 vote.
The Department of Homeland
Security would be charged with drafting the details of the regulation,
placing unelected government officials in command of the actions and
mobility of American Citizens.
They made no mention of the fact that most of the September 11th terrorists should have had their visa applications rejected (see www.justice-denied.net). They also neglected to mention that if Immigration Services (formerly a bureau of the US Department of Justice and now a part of Homeland Security) had done their job in the first place, the terrorism of September 11th would not have occurred.
States would be required to demand proof of the person's Social Security
number and confirm that number with the Social Security Administration. They
would also have to scan in documents showing the person's date of birth and
immigration status, and create a massive store "so that the (scanned) images
can be retained in electronic storage in a transferable format" permanently.
Update: October 21, 2004 - The 911 Commission recommends a National ID Card with armed checkpoints around America and a National Driver's License. And Congress seems to be going along with the recommended legislation.
October 12 2004 DOJgov.net Newswire ©
UPDATE: The House of Representatives has passed HR10 with the national ID database provisions in tact and mandating a standardized National Drivers License throughout the United States. The national identification system has begun. This falls in line with recommendations of the 911 Commission that called for a National Identification Card and armed checkpoints throughout America.
In accition, provisions of what was previously known as the Patriot Act II are being passed under the guise of implementing the 911 Commission's findings. Many of the legislative measures, particularly S. 2845 introduced in the Senate by Senators Collins (ME) and Senators Lieberman (CT) are bi-partisan efforts in response to the 911 Commission. They include:
Establishment of a national ID card, disguised as national standardization of drivers licensing;
Establishment of a national electronic database for birth and death certificates, with permanent identifying information assigned to each individual, such as a national ID number;
Biometric identifiers - including fingerprints, face recognition software photos, iris or retinal scans, and other private physical identification - for travel documents which would be used for security in domestic air travel as well as overseas travel;
Expanded secret eavesdropping and search powers to be used against individuals suspected of terrorist activity. At the same time, "terrorist activity" is so broadly defined as to include virtually anybody critical of government. There will be no federal court oversight.
Enhanced "material support" provisions allowing guilt by association.
May 1, 2002 DOJgov.net Newswire ©
Legislation to standardize state-issued driver's
licenses across the United States and use them as virtual national IDs is
looming over the horizon. The Card will be mandated to hold a
programmable ID chip with biometric patterns as yet undefined. The
bill would also mandate that state databases be linked.
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