Why is the federal government so intent then on turning driverâ€™s licenses into national or even international ID cards that merely come in 50 different state flavors? Do they really think they are fooling anyone?
Tag Archives | Privacy
What we used to call science fiction is now reality. And whether a national ID card is the mark of the Beast or the long arm of Big Brother, the outcome remains the same.
The purpose of the Census is that of counting the US population in order to apportion among the states the number of representatives in the US House of Representatives. Thatâ€™s it. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Why does the U.S. Census Bureau not only ask unconstitutional and personal questions, but demand that they be answered? Why in fact do these same cretins threaten anyone who doesnâ€™t comply with their Gestapo-style tactics?
The Constitution was created to spell out the limited rights or powers given to the federal government. And it was clearly understood that the government had no powers that weren’t authorized in the Constitution.
The REAL ID Act may be on the verge of receiving its final coffin nails. Unfortunately, the Obama administration is pushing a replacement bill that poses many of the same threats as REAL ID. The history of REAL ID should inspire friends of freedom to once again vigorously oppose any and every federal grab for their personal information.
Writes State Sen. Mike Folmer: “I believe the most egregious example of government overreaching into personal lives is the federal Real ID Act.”
An open letter to Arnold Schwarzenegger Dear Governor Schwarzenegger: As a constituent who cares deeply about privacy and national security, I urge you to oppose implementation of the REAL ID Act and support its immediate repeal. The creation of a national identification card is not a power delegated to Congress under Article I, section 8 [...]
by David Smith In response to “The Constitution and the Right to Privacy” The only point that I would add is that there exists a fundamental difference between the Federal Government, which these amendments limits, and the State Governments, which the 10th Amendment empowers.Â Actually, ‘empowers’ is not the right term because power not delegated [...]
For a long, long time, we’ve heard people debate back and forth about whether or not there’s a “right to privacy” in the Constitution (and Bill of Rights). For an excellent lesson on this issue, see a classic article from Harry Browne:
This week, Rep. Ron Paul introduced HR 3835 – the American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007. This bill, if passed, would go a long way towards restoring liberty and the constitution in this country, and eliminate a number of “laws” that were enacted beyond the Constitution’s limit on federal power.
- Tenther Radio Episode #99: Government Gone Wild
- Tenther Radio Episode #98: Nullification Goes Mainstream
- Tenther Radio Episode #97: The Importance of Decentralization
- Tenther Radio Episode #96: The #NoDrones Movement is Growing
- Tenther Radio Episode #95: Real ID Backlash, and How to Enforce Nullification Bills