Skip to comments.Radio chip coming soon to your driver's license?
Posted on 02/28/2009 4:24:21 AM PST by Man50D
Privacy advocates are issuing warnings about a new radio chip plan that ultimately could provide electronic identification for every adult in the U.S. and allow agents to compile attendance lists at anti-government rallies simply by walking through the assembly.
The proposal, which has earned the support of Janet Napolitano, the newly chosen chief of the Department of Homeland Security , would embed radio chips in driver's licenses, or "enhanced driver's licenses."
"Enhanced driver's licenses give confidence that the person holding the card is the person who is supposed to be holding the card, and it's less elaborate than REAL ID," Napolitano said in a Washington Times report.
REAL ID is a plan for a federal identification system standardized across the nation that so alarmed governors many states have adopted formal plans to oppose it. However, a privacy advocate today told WND that the EDLs are many times worse.
Radio talk show host and identity chip expert Katherine Albrecht said REAL ID earned the opposition of Christians because of its resemblance to the biblical "mark of the beast," civil libertarians opposed it for its "big brother" connotations and others worried about identity theft issues with the proposed databases.
"We got rid of the REAL ID program, but [this one] is way more insidious," she said.
Enhanced driver's licenses have built-in radio chips providing an identifying number or information that can be accessed by a remote reading unit while the license is inside a wallet or purse.
The technology already had been implemented in Washington state, where it is promoted as an alternative to a passport for traveling to Canada. So far, the program is optional.
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I... don’t... like.. this...
But, but, we can trust our government Can't we?
If I squeeze the chip with a pair of Vice Grips, would it still work?
“I had no idea my wallet had gone into my microwave. Gee, my license looks fine to me. You mean it ruined some little chip thingie inside? Really?”
Note from the article that even CA legislature banned this chip and Ahnold vetoed the ban. What a maroon!
Yes. They are here to help.
If my wife washes my wallet again.... will the chip still work?
As long as all of our congress critters get chipped, and we can look up their locations on GPS at anytime.
Stick the chipped DL inside a faraday cage (foil envelope) and it's useless to Law Enforcement.
More Reasons in Support of Civil Disobedience.
Chipped License and ID cards? Uh...NO! Not just “NO”, but “Hell, NO!”
These jackbooted thugs need to be made to stop these illegal, immoral assaults on the freedoms guaranteed to us by the Constitution.
I fear for the future of this grand experiment.
It’s time to take back the country.
Gee, one might think that with this kind of technology available, we might be able to effectively control...oh, I don’t know....WHO IS VOTING THAT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE VOTING.
To guard against voter fraud, we have nothing that works. For this Big Brother stuff, BAM, here it is.
“As long as all of our congress critters get chipped, and we can look up their locations on GPS at anytime.”
As “security risks,” they will, of course, exempt themselves. I’m sure they’ll also make it illegal to deface said chip, find a way to raise the cost of the license by $300 to cover the costs (except for illegal aliens and minorities, of course - who will be PAID to carry the cards), and then make sure everyone complies by renaming it the “GOOD AND HAPPY CARD,” and requiring you swipe it before using your ATM or Credit Card anywhere “Just to make sure you are who you say you are.”
This is not a defense of illegals but I would rather be up to my keister in Mexicans than have a ID card with a permanent bug in it.
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