Since I am a member of Campaign for Liberty, I get daily updates on the political climate in Washington D.C. From posts, blog, to news, these tools are helping to expose the lies and secrecy of “big brother”. The following is an email recieved from Ron Paul today. Now I know that the same email got sent to all members and they just personallized with my name…but you get the point. Be prepared, it’s quite lengthy.
You and I have stood together on the frontlines in our battles to uphold our constitutional principles and civil liberties.
Now, Big Government politicians want you to carry a national ID card loaded with biometric and personal information. If you don’t carry the card, it will be illegal for you to work.
Campaign for Liberty President John Tate has been leading the fight against Big Government outside the halls of Congress while I do battle on the inside.
I sincerely hope you will take a few minutes of your time to read his message below about the threat a national ID card poses to our freedoms and civil liberties — and then take action.
Congressman Ron Paul
April 1, 2010
This is getting to be like a bad movie.
You know the ones where the villain, dead and buried more times than you can count, somehow mysteriously reappears in a place you don’t expect him?
Well, here comes… a new fight over a biometric national ID card — and if you don’t have the card, you can’t work.
Right now, freedom-stealing statists Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), banding together with other statists from both parties, are scheming to sneak a massive power grab into a new “immigration reform” bill.
This bill is a statist’s dream — “amnesty” for illegal immigrants and a biometric ID card for virtually everyone else.
That’s right. Instead of controlling the border and enforcing the rule of law, these statists want to control you.
You see, a National ID scheme — complete with biometric tracking technology — is embedded in the new “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill” being pushed by Senators Graham and Schumer, as well as other Big Government members from both parties.
And if passed, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill” would require a new National ID card that would:
*** Include biometric identification information, such as fingerprints, retinal scans or scans of veins on the back of hands. Depending on the technology used, the ID card could easily be used as a tracking device;
*** Be required for all U.S. workers regardless of place of birth, and make it illegal for anyone to hold a job in the United States who doesn’t obtain the ID card;
*** Require all employers to purchase an “ID scanner” to verify the ID cards with the federal government. Every time any citizen applies for a job, the government would know — and you can bet it’s only a matter of time until “ID scans” will be required to make even routine purchases, as well.
Of course, the most dangerous part of the bill is the biometric tracking technology which would allow federal bureaucrats to track our every move.
Allowing our government to have this much “prying power” in our lives will ultimately result in the TOTAL loss of freedom.
Government goon squads with all our personal information -– information they do not need and constitutionally should not have –- is a recipe for disaster for our nation.
You see, once “well-meaning” government bureaucrats know exactly how we live our lives, it won’t be long until they try to run them.
In fact, it will only be a matter of time until they spend their workdays making sure you and I don’t go anywhere we “shouldn’t,” buy anything we “shouldn’t,” read anything we “shouldn’t,” eat anything we “shouldn’t” or smoke anything we “shouldn’t.”
You see, this fight isn’t really about immigration.
Whatever you think of that fight, it’s simply being used as cover.
If there is good news in this fight, thanks to the help of grassroots citizens like you, it’s that we’ve been able to render the Big Government politicians’ REAL ID nearly toothless in more than two dozen states.
Now, the statists are growing nervous.
They know Americans are FED UP with their mad rush to take over our health care system, expand Federal Reserve power and regulate and control every aspect of our lives.
We’re FED UP with trillion dollar deficits.
We’re SICK AND TIRED of radical schemes like Cap and Tax.
We’re done with their out of control spending on foreign affairs and nation building all over the globe.
They also see that our anger is producing results. Many of their schemes are failing.
Rallies are growing in strength. Candidates are rising up in state after state to say “Enough!”
So the statists are trying a bipartisan “backdoor” scheme to impose more control on American citizens.
They’re hoping that after months of Big Media mouthpieces decrying the “poisonous and partisan politics” in Washington, the American people will jump for joy at the sight of a Democrat from liberal New York and a Republican from conservative South Carolina “working together to solve our immigration mess.”
Well, you and I know better.
After all, liberty activists can hardly find two Senators with bigger vendettas against the liberty movement than Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Lindsey Graham.
Senator Graham himself has very publicly denounced the limited government R3VOLUTION launched by Dr. Ron Paul.
He’s stated that we’re not welcome in HIS party.
And now, he’s proving why the one who should not be welcome in any party that values freedom is LINDSEY GRAHAM.
That’s why it’s up to you and me to FIGHT back.
Unfortunately, the only way to DEFEAT a new National ID card is to contact Americans from coast-to-coast and explain EXACTLY what’s at stake.
They’re not going to get the real story from the media. It’s up to you and me to reach them.
Already, I’ve prepared email blasts, blog posts and other internet activities to alert liberty-loving Americans to the National ID scheme included in the new “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill.”
But that’s not all. Campaign for Liberty staff tells me if I pull out all the stops, there’s an additional twelve million folks I can reach through our mail and phone programs.
And finally, if I can raise the resources, I’d also like to run hard-hitting newspaper, radio and TV ads in New York and South Carolina, explaining to the citizens of those states exactly what Senators Schumer and Graham are up to.
Waylon, with all the battles we’ve faced over the past several months to save AUDIT THE FED and stop ObamaCare, I simply don’t have the resources to do everything.
You see, this isn’t a fight we can afford to lose.
Passage of the National ID card would virtually guarantee the last vestiges of freedom we enjoy as Americans would be seriously jeopardized.
And if you and I don’t defeat it, who will?
There is already a strong, “bipartisan coalition” developing, and the American people barely know what’s going on.
John F. Tate
P.S. Embedded in Senators Lindsey Graham’s and Chuck Schumer’s “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill” is the groundwork for a National ID card — complete with biometric tracking technology — for everyone with a job in America.