One of the most invasive and intrusive Acts passed by congress was the attachment of the REAL ID act to a non-related spending bill. REAL ID, which could not pass as a stand alone bill because of its intent to tag us all like cattle, was also passed in violation of the enacting charter of Homeland Security which expressly prohibits the establishment of any kind of national ID, (even if you call it a domestic passport) by HSD.
REAL ID is promoted as just another weapon to fight terrorism, with US citizens apparently topping the list of suspected terrorists. For some reason, HSD can longer be sure of who we are unless we submit to RFID tracking either by implanted chip or by RFID enabled ID cards.
I would suggest that HSD check with the infamous IRS…..they seem to have no difficulty in identifying any one of us and persecuting and prosecuting us……unless of course you are in that elite class of individuals who has become so wealthy that taxes no longer apply to you.
HSD says that those who do not comply with REAL ID will become “non-citizens” and for all intents and purposes will cease to exist as far as the Federal government is concerned. Personally, I see this as a boon for those who are being taxed into poverty…..if you don’t recognize us, don’t know who we are, and we are no longer not only NOT citizens but have ceased to exist…….then we can’t possibly be taxed or forced to pay taxes. How can you reasonably assess taxes against an individual that by your own edict no longer exists?
We could also now assume the status of “illegal alien”…..we could work illegally, pay no taxes, get welfare benefits, have our children educated, get free medical care, housing assistance, fuel assistance, food assistance and a host of other perks not available to most legal citizens of this country and! We could send billions to our families each year to support them with the blessings of the Federal government.
Declaring ourselves as “illegal aliens”, US laws would not apply to us, enforcement of US laws would be declared inhumane, and any attempts to send us back to our home country would be futile because we are already here. We’re just invisible!
Sarcasm aside, ask yourself why our own government is adamant about tracking all of us when they are just as adamant that they cannot possibly track illegal entrants into this country?
REAL ID is the facilitating act that will put all US citizens under the command and control of HSD. Acceptance of this ID will be acceptance of that command and control and is one of the final stages of implementing a police state.
REAL ID is enabler of previously enacted legislation that cannot be fully utilized unless American citizens are accordingly tagged and tracked. ( According to military sites, they can no longer identify hostages without RFID tracking chips to make sure they have the “right person”. )
REAL ID is also necessary to implement the coming “cashless” society. Your wages will be “credited” to your RFID number, and purchases “debited” from the same number and now the government will know exactly how much you had and what you did with every penny of it. All of your current financial, medical, and personal information will be logged onto your number.
Refuse to comply? There’s a novel idea! You no longer have access to the new “system”. That means you can’t work, you can’t purchase food, you can’t seek medical care…..you’re not in the system. You can’t enter a federal building (that would be the same buildings your tax dollars helped to build), board a plane, or ride a train! You won’t be able to access your Social Security (this would be the same SS system who taxed your wages as an investment in this system…..they knew exactly who you were then and had no problems identifying you) or various other programs.
All of this brought to you by Republicans and Democrats alike.
We do have our champions though. Governor Schweitzer of Montana who is leading the rebellion against this horrendous act, and other states are following suit: http://www.realnightmare.org/news/105/ Is an updating list of states that have either totally rejected REAL ID or that have introduced resolutions to opt out or to repeal this odious piece of work.
Not to be deterred, Michael Chertof, head of HSD says that HSD will retaliate against states that refuse to comply. What? Did that just fly pass our royal houses of congress unnoticed? The head of a government agency threatened retaliation against the people of the United States for refusing to comply with an unconstitutional act and a breach of the Bill of Rights…….and…….congress isn’t slapping him down?
According to Chertof, Montana residents will no longer be able to board an airplane to fly out of the state after May 1, 2008. Yup! Sounds like America to me!
Georgia also rejected REAL ID and is bracing for a showdown with HSD. Georgia’s Hartsfield International Airport will likely come to a standstill as Georgia residents who refuse to be chipped and tracked by HSD will not be allowed boarding passes according to Chertof. Having previously lived in the Atlanta area for more than 20 years, I can say without hesitation that Georgians’ will not take this lightly.