Trading liberty for security is a take on the well-known Benjamin
Franklin quote: "Any society that would give up a little liberty to
gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
Senate Bill (S.B.) 60, the California Real ID Card legislation
passed on September 10, 2008. If Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger either
signs it or does nothing for 30 days, it becomes law. If he vetoes it,
it will die for a while…
What does this mean to California residents?
Initially, it makes them part of a national identification system. That ties them to The U.S. Department of Homeland Security — along with a lot of personal information.
Is this trading freedom?
The Founding Fathers designed a system that vested power in the States over Federal power. This bill makes Californians subjects of the Federal government and bypasses California sovereignty.
What specific liberty is being traded?
Personal data is attached to your Real ID. This will be Driver’s License-type information at first. When that ties into insurance databases, the information includes Social Security, credit, health and family records.
Liberty is lost when your personal information is lost.
Is this temporary security?
At its best, any security realized will be temporary. Over the long term individual security will be lost in a system that will move Californian’s data to Federal agencies, then to regional cooperative organizations that cross traditional boundary and jurisdictional lines.
What about long-term security?
This is a key element in the Globalist’s strategy. To implement Sustainable Development and the other global programs, the implementers need to be able to identify and track all the citizens. The Real ID gives this: Here’s how:
- Use Real ID technology for Driver’s Licenses and Passports at the state level. Build a database with state information.
- Share this data at the Federal level. Build a database adding federal information.
- Combine this with Regional Partner databases, Canada and Mexico.
- Share the regional data with Europe’s database.
Is this conspiracy thinking gone overboard?
Unfortunately, it’s all doable and being implemented.
Here’s an example: Washington State has an alternative "enhanced" driver's license. It allows Washington residents to cross the Canadian border in lieu of a passport. It is sold as being necessary to boost security while preserving the cross-border flow of trade and tourism.
The law launched a pilot program in 2008. Participation is voluntary…for now. The agreement was between the state and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security—the Feds.
British Columbia and Canadian federal level agencies are working on a B.C. counterpart license. If you know of the laxity of Canadian immigration policies, you recognize potential security threat this poses.
Watch for more on Real ID…
Here are links of interest:
REAL ID: CONNECTING THE DOTS TO AN INTERNATIONAL ID
Biometrics - Your Body Your ID
Governor Vetoes CA Real ID Act, for now
California Real ID Act Trades Liberty for a Security Breach by Vern Westgate
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