The American NO2ID campaign

In much the same way that the NO2ID
campaign is trying to get the ID Card and NIR scheme stopped in the UK,
protestors in the US
are now getting organised with their response to the REAL
ID card scheme proposed by the US Government.

On May 1, 43 organizations
encouraged citizens to submit
public comments
to stop the nation’s first national ID system: REAL
ID. The groups represent privacy, consumer, labor, civil liberty, civil rights,
and immigrant organizations.

The press release said:

We are concerned about the proposed 200-million-person database containing
not only full information needed to impersonate every citizen, but also high
resolution scanned images of their birth certificate, marriage license, and
other critical documents. The government proposes (without saying so) that
anybody who doesn’t submit their info to this database and get this ID will
become an “unperson” — unable to drive a car, travel by plane or train, sue or
defend a lawsuit, and be barred from “any other federal” government
interaction. Many people may not have the documents required to obtain a Real
ID, or they may face added requirements base on arbitrary and capricious
decisions made by DMV employees.

While providing zero security, the Real ID proposal causes an increased
threat of counterfeiting and identity theft, offers third parties unauthorized
access to machine readable info on your ID, increased cost to taxpayers,
increased costs for obtaining a license or state ID card, and false promises
that the Real ID is any more secure or un-forgeable than current state ID
cards.

Broad opposition to REAL ID already
exists in the states. Montana has
become the fifth state, following Maine,
Idaho, Arkansas,
and Washington, to prohibit its
state agencies from implementing the REAL ID
national ID card. Under the Act, US states, Canadian provinces, Mexican states,
and the federal governments would share access to a vast continent-wide
database that would include images of birth certificates, marriage licenses,
divorce papers, court ordered separations, medical records, and detailed
information on the name, date of birth, race, religion, ethnicity, gender,
address, telephone, e-mail address, Social Security Number for more than 240
million people. History teaches us that such large collections of valuable
information are always abused — and the most serious abuses arise from INSIDE
the governments that have unlimited access.

The draft regulations to implement the REAL
ID Act are open for comment until 5 p.m. EST
on May
8, 2007
. Please act! Submit comments against this fundamentally
flawed national identification scheme! Your comments can go under Docket No.
2006-0030-0001 through the public submission portal at http://www.regulations.gov,
or you can submit them via a friendlier site at EFF
The first link above also includes other ways of filing, e.g. by postal mail.

(source)

 

Anyone who believed that the ID Card scheme was a British problem alone can see here that it spreads much wider. It also encompasses every state in Europe, and is co-ordinated across Europe under the e-ID scheme run by the unelected European Commission.

The political elete want every man, woman and child in the Western World to be tagged, databased and monitored. Dont let them.

Say NO to ID Cards, Say NO to the database state.

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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