The Real ID Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-13, 119 Stat 392) will go into effect on May 11, 2011, requiring the federalization of State-issued driver’s licenses.
The federal government is requiring that a CENTRALIZED, NATIONAL DATABASE BE CREATED TO STORE INFORMATION ON AMERICAN CITIZENS.
The REAL ID Act is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security. It gives the federal government control over every State Department of Motor Vehicles, and requires that States implement these national ID cards based on strict federal guidelines.
All of the 9/11 hijackers were all legal residents with proper identification. REAL ID will not make us safer.
The REAL ID card is the type of card the Nazis and the communists in the Soviet Union made people carry—the only difference is that now we are in the 21st Century, and technology makes it possible for an RFID chip to be attached to the card that can hold personal data and a tracking system… so this kind of card is even more dangerous, and more oppressive, than the ones required by Nazi Germany.
REAL ID IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
The Constitution of the United States of America does not allow the federal government to compel the states into a “uniform” method of personal identification for its citizens.
If this battle is not waged — and won — by May 11, 2011, the American people will be carrying a federal ID card that will double as a State-issued drivers’ license. You will need it to vote. You will need it to enter a federal building. You will need it to buy a plane ticket.
And, believe it or not, you will need it if you are stopped while jogging in the park or sitting on your front porch. Oh, yes… and because it will be your drivers’ license as well, you will need it to drive your car.
You will need it for whatever the Department of Homeland Security determines you need it for!
WE NEED TO TAKE A STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING, WHILE WE CAN—THE CLOCK IS TICKING.
It also means DECREASED IDENTIFICATION SECURITY! Now, to steal someone’s identity, thieves only have to know how to replicate ONE identification card, not 50 different ones like we have now… and with all of your information being stored in one place, every bit of your personal data will be at increased risk if someone gets access to your card!
And, YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER SHOULDN’T BE CONNECTED TO YOUR IDENTIFICATION! There is no federal law that requires an American citizen to have a Social Security Number (SSN!) Federal law makes it a crime to use this number for identification purposes… yet the REAL ID Act would REQUIRE your SSN to be a part of your national ID!
Several States including Idaho, Maine, South Carolina, Arkansas and New Hampshire have either already passed, or are considering, bills to block implementation of REAL ID. As word spreads about this unfunded, unconstitutional mandate, more States should follow… but the fight will be costly at a time when our economy is already under water and U.S. States should not be burdened with having to defend their sovereignty against an overreaching federal government.
Congress needs to get the message that REAL ID is intrusive, costly, dangerous and a complete violation of the privacy of American citizens.
George Orwell’s “1984” has finally arrived—27 years late.
Before a REAL ID can be issued, the applicant must provide the following documentation:
- A photo ID, or a non-photo ID that includes full legal name and birth date
- Documentation of birth date (i.e., your birth certificate)
- Documentation of legal status and Social Security number
- Third party documentation showing name and place of residence.
The liberties we will give up in order to accept this government control and intrusion on our privacy are monumental.
As Benjamin Franklin warned, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
After May 11, 2001, States will begin implementing REAL ID and:
- You will have to carry your card to vote.
- You will have to carry your card to enter a federal building.
- You will have to carry your card to buy a plane ticket.
- You will have to keep your “national driver’s license” on your person at all times, whether you are driving or not—you will need it whether you are playing tennis, sitting on your front porch, or walking up to the corner to catch a taxi.
Ultimately, just as Social Security Cards were never supposed to be used for ID purposes, Real ID drivers’ license will, very quickly, become de facto national ID cards, which is why people who don’t drive will still need to carry one.
THOSE OF US WHO RESPECT OUR CONSTITUTION AND HOLD OUR PRIVACY IN HIGH ESTEEM MUST ACT NOW TO STOP THIS INTRUSION. MAY 11 IS FAST APPROACHING.
Personal data about you has already been taken and it has been stored in a dossier about you.
This information will be available to law enforcement officials in all other States. That means the presumptions of “unreasonable search” are void, because if you are stopped in any State for speeding, the police in that State can “read” the database assigned to your card and virtually “share your information” over the Internet with any other government agency in any State.
The REAL ID Act violates the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, because a State driver’s license should be under the control of individual U.S.States — NOT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. A federal drivers’ license violates the Tenth Amendment with respect to State power, and obliterates the states’ dual sovereignty with the federal government.
We must do everything that we can to invalidate this Act by May 11, 2011.
REAL ID is REAL intrusive! We must make sure this doesn’t happen in America. Please send your faxes now.
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P. S. The REAL ID Act implementation will make it much easier for the federal government to track every American—which is its purpose under the REAL ID Act. This is an outright act of control on the part of the Obama administration, only one of the many agenda items they are implementing in order to have power over every American citizen. We must speak up, quickly, and make sure a National I.D. card NEVER becomes reality in the United States of America.