December 9, 2004
US adopts National ID:
Homeland Security Now In charge of Regulations for all US States Drivers
Licenses and Birth Certificates
By: Jonathan Wheeler
In a chilling act more reminiscent of
the now defunct
The massive US Intelligence Reform Bill weighed in at over 3,000 pages and though unread by individual Members of either the House or Senate nevertheless passed all of the legislative hurdles needed in order to become law.
President Bush lobbied hard for these provisions, only objecting when Senator Sensenbrenner attempted to require these same provisions for illegal aliens but which the President opposed. This provision was dropped from the final bill.
Beginning in 2005, the Department of
Homeland Security will issue new uniformity regulations to the States requiring
that all Drivers Licenses and Birth Certificates meet minimal Federal Standards
with regard to
Added to currently existing Federal Laws
and Supreme Court rulings American citizens when born will be issued a Social
Security Number that will be included on their Birth Certificates, along with
DNA biometric markers. All birth certificates will also be registered in a
Federal Government database maintained by the Department of Homeland Security.
No child will be allowed enrollment to schools or be entitled to either State of
Drivers Licenses will also contain DNA biometric markers and include the holders Social Security Number and be required for receiving and applying for all State and Federal benefits programs. Previous Supreme Court rulings have also upheld State and Federal Law Enforcement authorities right to request Identification from any American citizen, for any reason and at any time as not being violations of their, the citizens, constitutionally protected rights.
Major Banks and credit card companies
have applauded the adoption of a National ID system as being important to
counter fraud and increasing instances of identity theft. National ID cards with
biometric markers will eliminate them from having to issue Credit and Debit
cards, which for the first time in
Also included in this bill is a law to require The Department of Homeland Security to establish a separate ID system for citizens to use prior to boarding airplanes, and which is eerily reminiscent of the Soviet and Nazi regimes dreaded Internal Passport.
Never before in our history have the words of Benjamin Franklin been so correct when he stated: "people willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both".
Today, December 9, 2004 will be one of those moments in time that future historians will look back on and pin point as being the day that the United States of American, and as it was founded by its forefathers, ceased to exist
"Under the law of nature, all men are born free, every one comes into the world with a right to his own person, which includes the liberty of moving and using it at his own will. This is what is called personal liberty, and is given him by the Author of nature, because necessary for his own sustenance."
-- Thomas Jefferson: Legal Argument, 1770. FE 1:376
Last week another gigantic step was taken toward the Sovietization of America. The so-called "Intelligence Reform" bill was passed by the Republican-controlled Congress. I feel confident in saying that 95 percent of Congress didn't bother to read this 3,000 page tome except the portions that guarantee pork to their big donors.
Beginning in 2005, the Department of Homeland Security, overriding the sovereignty of the states, will issue all driver's licenses and birth certificates that meet some "federalized standards" including biometric "security" provisions. Contrary to existing law, newborns will be automatically issued a Social Security number, which would force them into the federal taxing scheme called Social Security. All children will be denied enrollment in the government indoctrination centers (schools) without first supplying a Homeland Security registered birth certificate. If this doesn't chill you, it should. Since the Social Security taxing scheme came into being back in 1935, no one has ever been required to join. The government has never automatically issued numbers because it has always been voluntary. Should this toxic bill get signed into law by Bush (a given), for the first time, Americans will be forced into this program against their will.
One of the highest priorities in instilling the communist moral principles into a population is the joining of all human beings into a single collective (we) where the individual no longer thinks independently. The Soviets believe that the "new communist man" will become one with the state by persuading him or her to relinquish their individuality, their identity, their own self and merge into the collective (community).
This is a crucial factor in subduing a mass of people: condition them like cattle with the state as the prod. In a totalitarian state, the government, or in this instance, "Homeland Security" (Russia is called the Motherland, but the concept is identical) will be the new monitoring mechanism of every American's actions from birth, by numbering the cattle, until death. Individual liberty is incompatible with communitarian ideology.
As people become numbers with their every movement monitored and forced to show papers to travel, eventually they will accept a slave mentality and all will to resist will be gone. "For the good of the community" and "security," they will have finally surrendered their individual being. During this process, the "School to Work Act of 1994" will have conditioned the children and their parents that being forced into a particular career is good "for the community."
Not good for the individual, but for the "collective good" as promoted by Hillary Clinton, who said in a speech earlier this year, "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." If one takes the time to review Clinton's speeches over the years, you can easily see how she promotes the communist morality at every opportunity.
A standardized national identification card and forced Social Security numbers cannot be allowed to be implemented in these United States of America. On Dec. 7, 2004, Congressman Ron Paul, R-Texas, made a profound statement on this issue: "... Every conservative who believes in constitutional restraints on government should reject the authoritarian national ID card and the nonsensical intelligence bill itself."
Any form of national identification represents the single greatest threat to our individual liberty since this Republic was birthed. Any law that is repugnant to the U.S. Constitution is null and void. Will I accept these documents from the Department of Homeland Security or any other federal agency? I will not, nor will I surrender my California driver's license.
It is my duty, my moral responsibility to challenge any law passed by either Congress or my state legislature that I feel is unconstitutional or violates my rights. This is supposed to be a government of, by and for the people. That isn't possible if the people lay down and take whatever is dished out to them because it's the path of least resistance. Laws are challenged all the time and overturned more often than people realize.
America needs courage and leadership. Congress needs to hear from millions of Americans who tell them unequivocally that they will not accept a national identification card or driver's license. Our Founding Fathers and the thousands who fought the other King George for our freedom and independence spilled real blood by the thousands of gallons on the battlefield. I will not shame such a legacy or the memory of all who went before me just because the path ahead is a difficult one.
Too many will cower while they get fitted with their chains. I won't be one of them.
The Actual Bill -
~scroll down to: Section 3, subsection b
Driver's License Modernization Act of 2002 (Introduced in House)
HR 4633 IH
H. R. 4633
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. MORAN of Virginia (for himself and Mr. TOM DAVIS of Virginia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary and Science, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the
This Act may be cited as the `Driver's License Modernization Act of 2002'.
Congress finds the following:
(1) The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, illuminated many flaws in the Nation's domestic security, especially in its identification system.
licenses and identification cards issued by States have become the favored form
of identity verification in the
(3) Inconsistent requirements between the States for initial identity verification and insufficient verification of identity documents have made the identification systems of States a prime target for fraud and identity theft.
(4) Different designs on drivers' licenses and identification cards issued by States have created a market, including sales on the Internet, for fake cards that look real to those who are unfamiliar with the official designs.
(5) Improving the security of State identification systems will require taking advantage of new technology.
(6) Identification card technologies that can accommodate other government and private applications will provide the best return on the investment in the new cards.
(7) It is necessary to improve the security of drivers' licenses and identification cards issued by States so that multiple licensing of individuals will be eliminated, the purchase of alcohol and tobacco products by underage individuals will be reduced, and identity theft will be severely reduced.
(a) IN GENERAL- Subchapter I of chapter I of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
`(a) DEFINITIONS- In this section, the following definitions apply:
`(1) DRIVER'S LICENSE- The term `driver's license' means a license issued by the motor vehicle agency of a State to an individual that authorizes the individual to operate a motor vehicle on highways.
`(2) IDENTIFICATION CARD- The term `identification card' means an identification card issued by the motor vehicle agency of a State to an individual.
`(b) STATE DRIVER'S LICENSE AND IDENTIFICATION CARD PROGRAMS- Not later than 5 years after the date of enactment of this section, each State shall have in effect a driver's license and identification card program under which the State meets the following requirements:
`(1) COMPUTER CHIPS IN DRIVERS' LICENSES AND ID CARDS-
`(A) IN GENERAL- A State shall embed a computer chip in each new or renewed driver's license or identification card issued by the State.
`(B) REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPUTER CHIPS- A computer chip embedded in a driver's license or identification card under this paragraph shall--
`(i) contain, in electronic form, all text data written on the license or card;
`(ii) contain encoded biometric data matching the holder of the license or card;
`(iii) contain encryption and security software or hardware (or both) that prevents access to data stored on the chip without the express consent of the individual to whom the data applies, other than access by a Federal, State, or local agency (including a court or law enforcement agency) in carrying out its functions, or by a private entity acting on behalf of a Federal, State, or local agency in carrying out its functions;
`(iv) accept data or software written to the license or card by non-governmental devices if the data transfer is authorized by the holder of the license or card; and
`(v) conform to any other standards issued by Secretary.
`(2) BIOMETRIC DATA-
`(A) IN GENERAL- A State shall obtain biometric data for the identification of each individual to whom the State issues a new or renewed driver's license or identification card and shall maintain such data.
`(B) REQUIREMENT FOR BIOMETRIC DATA- Biometric data obtained by a State under this paragraph shall be of a type that can be matched to the license or card holder only with the express cooperation of the license or card holder.
`(3) PARTICIPATION IN LINKING OF DATABASES-
`(A) IN GENERAL- A State shall participate in a program to link State motor vehicle databases in order to provide electronic access by a State to information contained in the motor vehicle databases of all other States.
`(i) All data fields printed on drivers' licenses and identification cards issued by the State, other than the encoded biometric data stored on such licenses and cards under paragraph (1).
`(ii) Biometric data obtained under paragraph (2) from each individual to whom the State issues a new or renewed driver's license or identification card.
`(iii) Motor vehicle drivers' histories, including motor vehicle violations, suspensions, and points on licenses.
`(4) TAMPER-RESISTANT SECURITY FEATURES- A State shall include on each new or renewed driver's license or identification card issued by the State, multiple tamper-resistant security features or optical image layers, such as biometric scans, barcodes, 3D, flip, or motion imaging, to assist in visual verification that the license or card is valid.
`(5) DOCUMENTATION- A State shall adopt and implement procedures for accurately documenting the identity and residence of an individual before issuing a driver's license or identification card to the individual.
`(1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall issue guidelines to assist States in complying with the requirements of subsection (b).
`(2) CONTENTS- The guidelines issued under this subsection shall contain, at a minimum, the following:
`(A) Standards for the computer chip technology required for compliance with subsection (b)(1), including--
`(i) standards to ensure interoperability and the ability to store multiple applications created by government agencies and private entities and transmitted to the license or card with the express consent of the license or card holder; and
`(ii) standards for the encoded biometric data that must be contained on each computer chip and requirements to ensure that such biometric data will be used only for matching the license or card to the presenter and will not be stored in a central database.
`(B) Standards for biometric data to be obtained from applicants for new or renewed State drivers' licenses and identification cards under subsection (b)(2) and standards for maintaining such data.
`(C) Standards for linking State motor vehicle databases under subsection (b)(3) and standards for the information to be contained in the databases.
`(D) Standards for security features or optical image layers to be placed on State drivers' licenses and identification cards under subsection (b)(4).
`(E) Standards for documentation of the identity and residence of an individual under subsection (b)(5), including a list of acceptable documents for establishing the identity and residence of an individual and procedures for verifying the authenticity of the documents.
`(F) Standards for a numbering system for State drivers' licenses and identification cards that prevents duplication between States and does not make use of the license or card holder's Social Security number.
`(3) CONSULTATION- Guidelines issued by the Secretary under this subsection shall be developed in consultation with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the General Services Administration, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
`(4) ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES- The Secretary may issue guidelines under this subsection without regard to subchapter II of chapter 5 of title 5.
`(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may make grants to each State to assist the State in developing and implementing a driver's license and identification card program that meet the requirements of subsection (b).
`(2) GRANTS FOR LINKING OF STATE MOTOR VEHICLE DATABASES- The Secretary may make separate grants under this subsection to each State to assist the State in developing and implementing computer technologies and databases required to link State motor vehicle databases under subsection (b)(3).
`(3) APPLICATIONS- A State seeking a grant under this subsection shall submit to the Secretary an application that is in such form and contains such information as the Secretary may require. The Secretary shall evaluate such applications in the order received and award grants upon approval of an application.
`(4) FEDERAL SHARE- The Federal share of the cost of activities funded using amounts from a grant received by a State under this subsection shall be 100 percent or a lesser percentage determined by the Secretary.
`(5) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FROM GSA- For purposes of section 201(a) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 481(a)), a State carrying out activities using amounts from a grant under this section shall be treated as an executive agency and part of the Department of Transportation when carrying out such activities. For purposes of carrying out such activities, the Secretary shall, at the request of a State, enter into an agreement for the acquisition, on behalf of the State, of any goods, services, or supplies available to the Secretary from the General Services Administration, including acquisitions from prime venders. All such acquisitions shall be undertaken through the most efficient and speedy means practicable, including through electronic ordering arrangements.
`(6) REPORTS- The Secretary shall require a State that receives a grant under this subsection to submit to the Secretary, not later than 1 year after the date of implementation of the activities funded using the amounts of the grant, a report on the results of the activities.
`(A) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subparagraph (B), if the Secretary determines that a State receiving a grant under this subsection has not met the requirements of subsection (b) on or before the last day of the 5-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary may require the State to repay, in whole or in part, the total amount received by the State in grants under this subsection.
`(B) GRANTS FOR LINKING OF STATE MOTOR VEHICLE DATABASES- In the case of a grant received under paragraph (2), if the Secretary determines that a State receiving the grant has not met the requirements of subsection (b)(3) on or before the last day of the 5-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary may require the State to repay, in whole or in part, the total amount received by the State in grants under paragraph (2).
`(8) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated--
`(A) $100,000,000 for making grants under paragraph (1); and
`(B) $200,000,000 for making grants under paragraph (2).
Such sums shall remain available until expended.
`(e) TRANSITION FROM NATIONAL DRIVER REGISTER- After the last day of the 5-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this section, no amounts may be appropriated to carry out chapter 303 of title 49. The
Secretary shall provide for the orderly transition from the National Driver Register maintained under such chapter 303 to the program established under subsection (b)(3).'.
(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- The analysis for such chapter is amended by adding at the end of the items relating to subchapter I the following:
`165. State driver's license and identification card programs.'.
(a) IN GENERAL- Title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after chapter 123 the following:
`2732. Forgery, fraudulent acquisition, or false use of driver's license or identification card.
`In this chapter, the terms `driver's license' and `identification card' have the meanings given such terms in section 165 of title 23.
`(1) falsely makes, forges, counterfeits, mutilates, or alters any driver's license or identification card or instrument purporting to be a driver's license or identification card, with intent that the license or card may be used,
`(2) except by lawful authority, makes a template or similar device from which there may be printed a counterfeit driver's license or identification card,
`(3) obtains or assists in obtaining a driver's license or identification card through willful misrepresentation of identity, presentation of falsified identity documents such as birth certificates or passports, or other fraudulent representation,
`(4) tampers with, alters, or destroys a computer chip embedded in a driver's license or identification card or data contained on the computer chip, or
`(5) except by lawful authority, accesses data contained on a computer chip embedded in a driver's license or identification card,
shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.'.
(b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The table of chapters at the beginning of part I of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
(a) IN GENERAL- The National Science Foundation may make grants to States for the implementation of programs that utilize computer chips embedded in drivers' licenses and identification cards (as such terms are defined in section 165 of title 23, United States Code) for innovative uses that enhance government services.
(b) INNOVATIVE USES- The innovative uses referred to in subsection (a) may include the issuance of food stamps, voter registration, and other digital government applications that streamline and simplify State services to residents, including uses authorized under the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (15 U.S.C. 7001 et seq.).
(c) FEDERAL SHARE- The Federal share of the cost of activities funded using amounts from a grant received under this section shall not exceed 50 percent.
(d) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated for making grants under this section $15,000,000. Such sums shall remain available until expended.
Methods of C-O-N-T-R-O-L is all we see coming from Washington DC now-a-days. And why is that? It's to better identify those that will NOT go along with certain laws that go against the Word of God.
Revelation 13:15, "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak (legislate), and cause (laws) that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."
Satan knows there are those of us that will not agree to the "Sunday Laws" that are coming soon. So, in order to have that all embracing control upon us, an ID card is necessary so as to enact or ENFORCE the law he requires for global worship. It used to be Rome would go door to door to ensure the people worshipped the Caesar of the day. Now they will merely go from house to house electronically.