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  • Will Americans Soon Not Be Able To Buy, Sell Or Get A Job Without A Global ID Card?

    04/01/2013 1:41:36 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 25 replies ^ | 3/21/13 | Michael Snyder
    A plan being pushed in Congress right now by senators from both major political parties would force all Americans to get a biometric national ID card. It is being promoted as a key "immigration reform" measure, but the truth is that a national ID card is much more about the government's endless appetite for more control over the American people. If this national ID card plan is passed by Congress, you will not be able to get a job without one. So how are you going to survive if you can't work? In addition, this national ID card would undoubtedly...
  • Government wants new "National ID Card"

    02/23/2013 8:25:14 PM PST · by Rig4Dive · 83 replies
    The Right Perspective ^ | 2/23/13 | Tom
    The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal report that President Obama and at least 8 Senators are now calling for a National ID Card, with a computer chip and other biometric features...
  • Senators push plan to require all U.S. citizens to carry worker ID cards

    03/10/2010 6:30:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 109 replies · 3,008+ views ^ | March 10, 2010
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - There's more talk on Capitol Hill about requiring all U.S. citizens to carry a worker ID card before getting a job. It's part of a major overhaul of immigration policy, and the plan could go before President Obama as soon as this week. All U.S. citizens would be required to carry an ID cards according to this plan. It's meant to keep companies from hiring illegal immigrants. No matter where you apply for a job, under the plan, you would have to have a card carrying bio-metric information on a microchip. It's like your fingerpints, or a...
  • Dems spark alarm with call for national ID card

    05/02/2010 1:00:04 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 35 replies · 1,020+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 30, 2010 | Alexander Bolton
    A plan by Senate Democratic leaders to reform the nation’s immigration laws ran into strong opposition from civil liberties defenders before lawmakers even unveiled it Thursday. Democratic leaders have proposed requiring every worker in the nation to carry a national identification card with biometric information, such as a fingerprint, within the next six years, according to a draft of the measure. The proposal is one of the biggest differences between the newest immigration reform proposal and legislation crafted by late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The national ID program would be titled the Believe System, an...
  • Dems spark alarm with call for national ID card

    04/30/2010 5:04:51 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 143 replies · 4,314+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 30, 2010 | Alexander Bolton
    A plan by Senate Democratic leaders to reform the nation’s immigrations laws ran into strong opposition from civil liberties defenders before lawmakers even unveiled it Thursday. Democratic leaders have proposed requiring every worker in the nation to carry a national identification card with biometric information, such as a fingerprint, within the next six years, according to a draft of the measure.
  • National ID Cards Included in Dem Immigration Bill

    Biometric National ID Cards have been proposed in the new Immigration law going through Congress. All citizens who want to work would be required to carry one.
  • Missouri Says No: Senate Rejects Real ID

    05/14/2009 5:14:06 PM PDT · by Man50D · 6 replies · 2,067+ views
    Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday voted to direct the State Department of Revenue to not comply with federal driver’s license requirements. By a vote of 32-0 the State Senate has approved HB 361 - legislation that would have Missouri join a dozen other states in rejecting the federal government REAL ID Act of 2005 requiring states to conform to a federal standard for driver’s licenses or identification cards. Having previously been approved by the House, the bill now goes to Governor Jay Nixon. The federal Real ID Act, passed in 2005, requires states to collect and verify certain information about applicants...
  • Undocumented Immigrants Closer to Getting Driver's Licenses[California]

    08/31/2008 3:35:07 PM PDT · by BGHater · 50 replies · 618+ views
    KMPH ^ | 31 Aug 2008 | Dani Carlson and Kyra Jenkins
    A California bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses is one step closer to becoming a state law. State senate bill 60 passed through the assembly Friday. If the bill becomes law, legislators say the estimated 2.2 million undocumented immigrants in California will apply for one, an idea that's creating a lot of controversy. "I think they should be able to get licenses just like everybody else," said Nicole Holland, a Fresnan who supports the bill. "They are already committing a crime coming over here," said Albert Ratliff, a Fresnan who opposes the bill. "I don't think...
  • We have everything to fear from ID cards

    01/01/2008 8:38:02 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 37 replies · 228+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/01/2008 | Andrew O'Hagan
    We start the year in Britain with a challenge to our essential nature, for 2008 might turn out to be the year when we decide to rip up the Magna Carta. Among the basic civil rights in this country, there has always been, at least in theory, an inclination towards liberal democracy, which includes a tolerance of an individual's right to privacy. We are born free and have the right to decide what freedom means, each for ourselves, and to have control over our outward existence, yet that will no longer be the case if we agree to identity cards.
  • U.S. officials support driver's licence as alternative to passports

    08/20/2007 9:50:10 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 37 replies · 992+ views
    News 1130 ^ | August 20, 2007 | BETH GORHAM
    The United States expressed strong support Monday for using high-technology driver's licences as alternatives to passports when crossing the Canada-U.S. border, saying Vermont is developing them. Canada had been lobbying American officials to endorse licences, saying the plan to require passports is already seriously denting tourism and could damage trade. The move came as President George W. Bush sat down with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Montebello, Que., before a tri-lateral summit with Mexico. More states are expected to announce formal plans in the coming days to work on licences that contain proof of citizenship as well as identity. Homeland...
  • Immigrant Crime: Gingrich favors National ID Card

    08/16/2007 9:20:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies · 417+ views
    He’s pissing into the wind with that idea. Neither Left or Right will wear it Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, never shy of provocative rhetoric, had some sharp words for President Bush and Congress on Tuesday, saying he is “sickened” they are on vacation “while young Americans are being massacred by people who should not be here.” Gingrich said two suspects in the recent murders of three youths in Newark, N.J., turned out to be illegal immigrants with criminal records and that Bush should call Congress into special session to deal with the situation “if he is serious about...
  • Yes, Virginia, There is an American Union Waiting in the Wings…

    07/27/2007 9:01:09 PM PDT · by dhs12345 · 2 replies · 206+ views
    Gates Of Vienna | April 12, 2007 | Dymphna First couple of paragraphs... Yes, Virginia, There is an American Union Waiting in the Wings… by Dymphna But it’s not the fifty states anymore. Can you sing “God Bless American…and Mexico and Canada”? If not, too bad, because it’s the number one hit song of below-the-radar appointed personnel who are even now at work on bringing this nightmare to your waking, working hours. It’s not enough that we have had to watch the helpless citizens of Europe steamrollered by the Brussels Bureaucrat Brigade. We’re going to have the same blesséd experience ourselves. A number of readers have emailed Gates...
  • Giuliani: Immigrants must have 'tamper-proof' IDs [Rudy's only objection to 2007 amnesty bill]

    05/18/2007 1:41:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies · 704+ views
    Palm beach Post ^ | May 18, 2007 | By Brian E. Crowley
    <p>ORLANDO — Rudy Giuliani said he will not support any legislation to make it easier for illegal immigrants to stay in this country unless there is a requirement to force all immigrants to have "tamper proof" identification cards.</p> <p>"We need to know everybody who is in the United States," the Republican presidential candidate said today.</p>
  • Bilbray pushes for tougher immigration enforcement (Local LEOs say it can't be their job)

    07/05/2006 4:46:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,657+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/5/06 | Greg Gross and Angelica Martinez
    SAN DIEGO – Rep. Brian Bilbray called Wednesday for increased immigration enforcement well beyond the border, but local law enforcement leaders said they could not take on a federal mandate to arrest suspected illegal immigrants. Bilbray, R-Carlsbad, made his comments during a hearing held at the Border Patrol station here within site of the U.S.-Mexico border, one of several such sessions Republican leaders in the House of Representatives plan to hold around the country to focus more attention on the immigration issue. Bilbray said the recent debates on illegal immigration show that not enough has been done to find and...
  • YOUR PAPERS, PLEASE …Is coming national ID 'mark of the beast'?

    05/05/2006 7:21:22 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 467 replies · 3,661+ views
    WND ^ | May 5 06 | Ron Strom
    Is the national ID card the next step toward the imposition of the biblical "mark of the beast" Christians believe will be required to buy and sell during the Last Days? That's the contention of a growing group of believers who are working to turn back the approval of the Real ID Act by Congress last year. Public Law 109-13 requires the national ID portion of the plan go into effect by May 2008. "There is a prophecy in the Bible that foretells a time when every person will be required to have a mark or a number, without which...
  • Canadians to need ID card, Day says

    02/18/2006 5:26:45 AM PST · by Marius3188 · 3 replies · 248+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 17 Feb 2006 | CANADIAN PRESS
    OTTAWA — Sooner or later, Canadians will have to carry some form of identification other than a passport to travel outside the country, the new federal minister of public safety said today. The British Commons has just adopted legislation for a government-issued national ID card and Stockwell Day suggested in an interview with The Canadian Press that such a card is inevitable for Canada. "At this point, I don't know what it should be called, to tell you the truth," Day said. "I don't know if we'll call it that, but we want good, law-abiding people to have smooth and...
  • Ron Paul - The National ID Trojan Horse

    02/14/2005 9:43:53 AM PST · by jmc813 · 107 replies · 2,649+ views
    House Web Site ^ | 2-14-2005 | Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a national ID bill last week that masqueraded as “immigration reform.” The bill does nothing to address immigration policy, however, nor does it propose deporting a single illegal alien already in our country. It does nothing to address the porous border between the U.S. and Mexico, which is the fundamental problem. In reality, the bill is a Trojan horse. It pretends to offer desperately needed border control in order to con a credulous Congress into sacrificing more of our constitutionally protected liberty. Supporters claim the national ID scheme is voluntary. However, any state that...
  • The Future is Just around the corner, National ID card and wired government intrusion.

    01/15/2005 12:12:40 AM PST · by GoldenOrchid · 37 replies · 1,370+ views
    ACLU ^ | 01-14-05 | ?????
    Take a look/listen at this short video....HERE.... It is a humorus video of the National ID card program. Is this going to happen here in the USA? Most European nations already have a National citizen ID program. Again it's very funny and worth a laugh and a thought too..
  • Bar-coded licenses promoted in New Jersey

    12/30/2004 6:07:28 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies · 1,458+ views
    Bar-coded licenses promoted in New Jersey Published in the Home News Tribune 12/30/04 WASHINGTON -- Walk into one of New Jersey's 45 motor-vehicle offices to get a drivers license and you're instantly under surveillance by closed-circuit TV and an undercover officer. Even before you get in line, a state worker checks your passport, birth certificate or other required documents. When you get your license, you'll notice a bar code on the back that police officers can read with electronic scanners to verify your identity -- one of 22 security features built into the card. And forget about renewing your license...
  • Krauthammer on FOXNEWS

    12/07/2004 3:54:07 PM PST · by concretebob · 19 replies · 428+ views
    FOXNEWS | 7 December
    Charles Krauthammer just used the words "National Identity Card" on FoxNews, as the 1st Roundtable segment was ending. Exact words"Drivers licenses aren't going to work, we need National Identity Cards"
  • National ID card feared in license standards

    10/07/2004 3:20:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 683+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | October 7, 2004 | Audrey Hudson
    The Washington Times National ID card feared in license standardsBy Audrey HudsonTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished October 7, 2004 Proposed federal standards for new driver's licenses contained in the intelligence-reform bill moving through Congress creates a national identification card, according to civil liberties groups on both sides of the aisle.     The Senate passed its intelligence-reform bill yesterday by a 96-2 vote, and the House is expected to vote on its version by the end of the week.     Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and one of the amendment's sponsors, defended the legislation that was quietly added Friday. However, he said the...
  • Sept. 11 panel: Standards needed for driver's licenses

    08/17/2004 10:23:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 774+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/17/04 | Leslie Miller - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sept. 11 commissioners told Congress on Monday they want the federal government to set standards for getting driver's licenses to make it harder for terrorists to fake their identities. Commission Chairman Thomas Kean told the Senate Commerce Committee that ID cards helped terrorists prepare for the Sept. 11 hijackings by allowing them to board commercial flights. "The time at which terrorists are most vulnerable is when they move around," Kean told the committee. The Sept. 11 report issued last month said the United States must expand its border security system into a larger network of screening points,...

    07/10/2004 7:29:13 PM PDT · by dubyaweluvya · 22 replies · 853+ views
    Silcon Magazine ^ | July 8, 2004 | Jo Best
    Schoolchildren to be RFID-chipped July 08 2004 by Jo Best Japanese authorities decide tracking is best way to protect kids The rights and wrongs of RFID-chipping human beings have been debated since the tracking tags reached the technological mainstream. Now, school authorities in the Japanese city of Osaka have decided the benefits outweigh the disadvantages and will now be chipping children in one primary school. The tags will be read by readers installed in school gates and other key locations to track the kids' movements. The chips will be put onto kids' schoolbags, name tags or clothing in one Wakayama...
  • The Middle East Leads The Way In National ID Cards

    03/20/2004 11:52:37 PM PST · by Bobby777 · 22 replies · 236+ views
    CardTechnology.Com ^ | March, 2004 | By Dan Balaban
    While proposed chip-based national ID cards in such places as China and the United Kingdom get the most attention, countries in one region of the world are quietly moving ahead with plans for rollouts of millions of cards. At least four Middle Eastern states–Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Israel–will issue ID smart cards to their citizens and legal residents starting as early as the end of this year. Other states in and around the Persian Gulf plan some type of chip-based ID cards of their own, either for government employees or citizens and residents. These are no simple...
  • National ID card remarks haunt Dean

    02/01/2004 8:30:36 PM PST · by Bobby777 · 33 replies · 95+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Published February 1, 2004 | By Audrey Hudson
    <p>Presidential hopeful Howard Dean has styled himself as a champion of liberty and privacy, but six months after the September 11 terrorist attacks, he called for standardized, computer-chip identification cards with "universal" readers to replace drivers' licenses.</p> <p>The "smart cards" he envisioned to protect against terrorist attacks and cyberterrorism would be used at security checkpoints, to confirm voter identification, to purchase alcohol and would contain health information.</p>
  • The coming national ID card: Jon Dougherty sees licenses for illegals leading to Big Brother

    10/03/2003 12:11:52 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 101+ views ^ | Friday, October 3, 2003 | Jon Dougherty
    A series of articles published by this week have proven, beyond a shadow of doubt, that Americans will soon have to endure more of the kind of statism normally reserved for despotic regimes in the Third World. That outrage will come in the form of a national ID card. The crux of the articles is about granting driver's licenses to illegal aliens, which – according to one immigration-reform group – is occurring in many more states than previously believed. Though driver's licensing officials in some of those states vehemently deny illegals are beating their systems, several residents of these...
  • How we were saved from 'Big Brothers'

    07/29/2002 1:51:39 PM PDT · by logician2u · 4 replies · 193+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 29, 2002 | Nat Hentoff
    In China, Cuba, and other countries where dissent to government policies is dangerous, local watch committees in neighborhoods there monitor signs of disloyalty to the state. It almost happened here in the name of homeland defense. As our government's Citizens Corps Web site ( reported in July, we were about to experience similar continual surveillance under "Operation TIPS, administered by the U.S. Department of Justice ... a national system for reporting suspicious and potentially terrorist-related activity." A program that will "involve the millions of American workers who, in the daily course of their work, are in a unique position to...
  • Got Plastic? A case for national ID cards

    05/06/2002 2:21:49 PM PDT · by GeneD · 18 replies · 267+ views
    The American Prospect Online ^ | 5/6/02 | Robert Kuttner
    Americans are a liberty-loving people. Our earliest national motto was Don't Tread on Me. Even after a sickening terrorist attack, we resist national identity cards. Yet we face an ever escalating assault on our privacy and liberty by both Big Brother and big business. And some of our most libertarian instincts turn our to be perverse in their effect. Business routinely misuses financial, medical, consumer, and credit records for marketing purposes. Our health records are supposedly personal and confidential. In theory, insurers get access to these records only to pay claims. But they are also useful commercial data. The Wall...
  • Whatever happened to privacy?

    05/04/2002 7:21:24 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 13 replies · 145+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2002 | House Editorial
    <p>A national ID card — complete with an encoded computer chip and biometric "tags" such as fingerprints or retinal scans — came one step closer to becoming a creepy reality on Wednesday when Reps. James P. Moran and Thomas M. Davis introduced legislation that would require their adoption by all 50 states and the District of Columbia.</p>
  • You are Your Own Identification Card

    04/22/2002 7:09:05 AM PDT · by · 8 replies · 344+ views
    Baseline Magazine ^ | April 1, 2002 | Tom Steinert-Threlkeld
    The furor last month following the issuance of student visas to suicide hijackers Mohammed Atta and Marwan Alshehhi is wholly misplaced. As was the furor last October over the proposal by software magnate Larry Ellison that the United States begin issuing national identification cards. As at least Ellison should know, visas, passports and ID cards are wholly unnecessary. You are an identification card. A living, breathing one that is exponentially harder to forge than a laminated card, an application form or a pocket-size brochure of any kind. Matching the geometry of a hand is successful 999 times out of 1,000....