Soon the government may be collecting biometric information on you — and on me — such as pictures, fingerprints, retina scans, DNA, and whatever else is needed to make their new super National ID card system workable.
We are talking about an ID card that you will need to use at checkpoints, airports, and toll booths, or to access the Internet, and to buy firearms, to purchase prescription drugs, at your job sites, or to gain access to apartment buildings, etc.
As proposed, this will be a “super” National ID card, an electronic card beyond anything we have seen before. It will place every American citizen on an electronic leash with the federal government holding the other end of the leash.
The National I. D. Card will guarantee the federal government’s complete control over every man, woman and child in the US, period!
If you want the government to have total control over your life, then do nothing and very soon we will all be carrying that blasted new “Super” National I. D. Card.
A National I. D. Card will grant the federal government the power to reach into the everyday lives of people living in this country on an unprecedented level.
If you are one of the few, (rare) Americans, these days, who actually believes in freedom — actually believes you have a God-given right to privacy, actually believes the you are entitled to the freedoms and liberties outlined in the original Constitution of the United States — then you had better rise up and fight for them because we are on the extreme edge of losing them and becoming slaves to the all powerful Central Government the “Progressives” such has Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democratic Senator Charles Shumer of New York apparently want for their fellow Americans.
In an article written by David Bier at Rightsidenews.com entitled: “The New National Identification System Is Coming” Mr Bier says the following: “Even worse than a physical card, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) has created an electronic national ID called electronic employment verification (EEV). The current rendition is known as E-Verify, which has combined DHS’s immigration database with the SSA’s database, containing your name, address, legal status, work authorization, and social security number.
The Senate immigration bill will mandate all employers use E-Verify to check the immigration status of their employees. Right now, employers can voluntarily submit the employee’s name and number to check if they match the name and number in the system. If the names or numbers don’t match, you must take further steps to prove your identity at SSA offices.
The system creates a guilty-until-proven-innocent approach to employment that also allows DHS to monitor every worker throughout the country. Some proposed mandates would require employees who work multiple jobs to automatically visit SSA offices — the new DMVs of employment — to prove that they really do work both jobs.
“People say ‘National ID,’ ” Sen. Schumer told Politico. “[But] that’s a card that you’d have to show whenever anyone, a police officer or anyone came up to you.” Actually, that’s not true. National ID is any mandatory system that could identify you at any given time. E-Verify combined with biometrics from state DMVs or elsewhere would meet that definition.” We recommend you read the entire article at: http://www.rightsidenews.com/2013020431908/us/homeland-security/the-new-national-identification-system-is-coming.html
An electronic National I. D. Card could hold huge troves of information. It could include information such as: where you live, where you have lived in the past, information on your family, information on your religion and information on your Obamacare Insurance policy, plus more information on your education, and even the registration of your guns!
Think about it. A National I. D. Card will, most likely, contain your fingerprints, a scan of your iris, or even your DNA profile on it.
Of a necessity there would have to be a national database containing continually updated personal information. We already know that once that database is created by the government, it will grow larger and larger and more encompassing.
Then, too, how are we going to know when others seek access to our information, and why, and how can we be certain that permission won’t be granted?
Of course, We are told the National I. D. Card will help in the fight against illegal immigration. How exactly? Illegal aliens will continue to slip across an unsecured border and they will continue to work for cash under the table — as has been noted by others. No. The electronic National I. D. Card is just another means for the federal government to gain even MORE control over US citizens.
I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me. I am proud of my ancestors who were bootleggers and smugglers. They left me more than fond memories. They left me with a strong distrust of government. I think that distrust is healthy. They left me something else as well. They made me understand that the government is not responsible for me. They taught me that a man is always responsible for himself. They taught me the more I depend on government the more dependence government would require until I had nothing left to give — and then I would find that I was a slave to that government.
In this Constitutional Republic we call America; it is up to us, the citizens, to keep our government on a short leash. Indeed, it is our duty, as citizens, to keep the tentacles of government out of our every day existence. They have no business there.
We must be wary of “knee-jerk” responses to danger, real or imagined, such as I believe the proposed electronic National I.D. Card to be. If the government wants to “Card” somebody, why not make every one NOT a citizen of this country carry one (an I.D. card) while inside our borders?
As I look about me today, at modern day America, I have to conclude we have failed at the single most important task we have as adult Americans. That task is to preserve freedom in this country… to guarantee a future for our children in a free nation.
A National ID card is much the same as a tattooed number on your forearm. It is proof of ownership… by someone other than you.
If natural progression holds true, next will come the National RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chip implanted at birth. It will broadcast a radio signal all the days of your life telling the government who you are, and where you are, at all times. Beats branding babies, right?
National ID, of any kind, takes away one of your basic rights, the right to privacy.
It is time to get a grip, America! Our National Anthem says: “…The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.” Well, don’t you think it is about time we began to act like it? A National ID card would say to the world just the opposite.
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