Skip to comments.A national ID card in 2010?
Posted on 03/26/2010 6:53:57 PM PDT by GailA
A new attempt at immigration reform may require a biometric ID card for all working Americans. Privacy advocates aren't pleased
National identification cards, long feared by privacy advocates, may soon become mandatory for American workers. In a bipartisan effort to curb the hiring of illegal immigrants, Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have proposed legislation that, if passed, will require all working Americans to carry biometric ID cards containing fingerprint records and other personal information. Sen. Schumer calls the measure "the nub of solving the immigration dilemma." But Chris Calabrese, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer, warns the cards would be a "massive invasion" of privacy. Are national ID cards the solution to our immigration woes or an unacceptable intrusion into our lives? (Watch Ron Paul chime in on the national ID card debate)
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Senators Unveil Yet Another Flawed National ID Card Plan 3-22-2010
Moreover, Schneier adds: [B]iometrics are easy to steal. You leave your fingerprints everywhere you touch, your iris scan everywhere you look. Regularly, hackers have copied the prints of officials from objects they've touched, and posted them on the Internet. We haven't yet had an example of a large biometric database being hacked into, but the possibility is there. Biometrics are unique identifiers, but they're not secrets.
Thursday, March 11, 2010 National I. D. Card = Police State
” Your Papers, please!!!”
Get the cards for illegals.
Big Brother will be watching everything you do with this card....
This will be the proverbial straw that broke the camels back.
The people proposing this are not opposed to the hiring of illegals are they?
Add on your bamacare card info on a chip and embed it!
Guess the best place? Your forehead!!!!
You won’t be able to buy or sell without a number. Stuff is happening everyday that makes me thankful I know Jesus.
We fought this crap a few years ago...666 Mark of the beast, chip under the skin is next.
i am having trouble remembering that number. What was it?? 345, 456, Ah 666. One should read about the mark of the beast. For all you atheists out there it is foretold in the Bible.
I am astounded what some politicians recommend. On occasion.
Linseed G.: the gift that keeps on giving. Thanks South Carolina!
chuckie would hire only illegals, they work cheaper.
I’ve read the last chapter! Praise GOD I’m a Child of the King!
If he ain’t the ac he’s doing a darn good impersonation.
He's already watching; this just expands his view.
“The people proposing this are not opposed to the hiring of illegals are they?”
Not only are they not opposed to hiring illegals, they’re more than happy to give the whole country to illegals. They’ve got to find someone to vote for them.
And, of course no one is surprised to see Lindsey Graham team up with Schumer on this. Looks as if Graham is just as stupid as Schumer hopes is.
Perhaps if they showed some good faith effort to solve the problem with the tools they have on hand a national ID card might be necessary.
They know that as well as we do, but they are holding the illegal immigrant population problems over our heads to use as a bargaining point.
This is a huge problem, but it’s caused by the failure of the federal government to use the tools that they already have. Their first response to any problem is to figure out how it can be used to benefit one of their pet projects or goals.
I get tired of hearing them say we can’t send 10 million illegal immigrants packing. BS, we could if we wanted to, but that would solve the problem without any new laws.
Get serious, do the heavy lifting to identify the ones who are here illegally, stop the silly sanctuary city policies and come down hard on employers who make it lucrative for an illegal to risk life and limb to get here.
How ‘bout we just try it for a while and see what happens!
Lawmakers Eyeing National ID Card
* By David Kravets Email Author
* March 23, 2010 |
“This will be the proverbial straw that broke the camels back”
Don’t bank on it. That back should have broken long before now. Obama isn’t any more dangerous than the millions of idiots who voted him in. They scare me more. He has been able to do in this country to a sizable degree because of them.
“He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.”
That’s why it must be put off until after the November elections. Stall it in anyway you can.
Bush kept telling us that the terrorists attacked us because they hate our freedoms.
But as far as I can tell, the terrorists never took away any of our freedoms, the government did, in the name of fighting those terrorists.
0bama has continued the Bush era assault on personal liberty and privacy.
We’re turning into a police state, and the terrorists aren’t the ones doing it to us.
Hey Grahamnesty! Try actually enforcing the existing immigration laws!
“In a bipartisan effort to curb the hiring of illegal immigrants...”
Now, FReepers and Republicans, you aren’t total sucker buffoons, are you?
You will carry your ID until they kill you. You will produce your ID WHENEVER and WHEREVER the NSF, or any other gov’t goon demands it. They will turn it OFF if you disobey, leaving you without identity, without your bank account, without “permission” to drive, and on, and on...
Think that’s crazy?
If you take this ID...
There is no other way to say it.
If you take this ID you will become the property of the state.
I’ve not advocated violence on this forum.
We must act to save ourselves if they try this.
This must not happen.
It must not come to pass, Americans.
How? Illegals will still be able to sneak in and work off the books for cash, or sell drugs, or smuggle other illegals, or perform other nefarious endeavors and you can bet nobody will deny them free healthcare.
Let’s all drink the Koolaid...It’s soooo goood!!!! NOT...
Missouri opted out of the Real ID a year or two ago as a sovereignty violation. I suspect there will be no national ID card issued to Missiurians.
Let’s not forget the inevitability of GPS tracking being implemented.
And all sorts of anti-human freedom, technological horrors of oppression that are certain to follow.
All in good time, my fellow World Citizens.
I can't believe that I'm siding with the ACLU on this one, but.......
they do have a point....
Count me in on that.
Except for illegal votes. I wonder if they every considered biometric confirmation before allowing anyone to vote.
Silly question, I know.
You can bet that they will use obamacare—castro approved, for gun control. The d mayor of Memphis AC Wharton already let that cat out of the bag when he said that gun crime was a health care issue.
Exactly. This is just another example of a statist wet dream that decent, law-abiding shee—I mean, citizens, will observe while the next wave of invaders will just ignore.
We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!
Dontcha know? This ID card is going to be a real boost to the economy.
Why, think of the employment and business opportunities that will crop up in the fake ID card business. It’ll create a real grassroots enterprise and there will be hundreds of new jobs being created to make these new fake cards.
Think of all that money that will be flowing into the economy. People will have money to spend and the government will likely figure out a way to tax it and thereby reduce the deficit by .0000000000001%.
God help us.....
Enough, you socialists.
Screw all of you nasty Democrats.
Makes one wonder about the coincidence of said terrorist attacks and just how complicit our government was in them...IMO
Means to an end?
I don’t buy into Truther conspiracy theories.
Bush, like all those in power, simply didn’t want to let a good crisis go to waste once it presented itself.
After all, it takes time to put together legislation to control the people
I’m not into the truther thing either, and I’m not saying Bush was behind anything, but looking at the coincidences of how information didn’t get noticed or departments weren’t talking to departments, etc, and it’s my opinion, the government was somewhat complicit. Especially considering the Progressive government in power.
Who’s to say the crisis wasn’t forthcoming... and known about, but wasn’t stopped before it happened?
Instead of stopping criminals at the border, we will have an open border and treat everyone like a criminal.
It’s not all Bush’s fault.
It’s the fault of the Big Government Progressives, of which Bush played his small part.
Are you saying that Bush didn’t push for the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (a Democrat sponsored bill) and then sign it with much fanfare when it reached his desk?
Are you trying to say that Bush was there, fighting on the side of American Liberty as hard as he fought for Iraqi Freedom?
Get real. While he was busy liberating people abroad, he was doing his part to tighten the government’s grip at home.