The War on Freedom that was declared with the passage of an intelligence reform bill in December places our protected liberties into the crosshairs of the Big Brother.
The bill calls for minimum federal standards for state driver licenses, a step toward a national identification card. Such licenses could be required at checkpoints on all major roads.
In the future, we will be asked to prove our identity at toll road checkpoints using some form of a federal ID.
What is a national ID card? Well in Fallujah, Iraq they require one biometric scan and a photo ID. The options of biometric scanning included blood sampling, retina scanning, or fingerprinting. It has been reported by main stream media that families returning to Fallujah who do not have the official ID card and are unable to properly identify themselves have been shot.
Many constitutional republicans are strongly opposed to the Soviet socialization of this Republic of the United States of America. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) released a statement on his House Web site denouncing the potential for a national ID card.
"A national identification card, in whatever form it may take, will allow the federal government to inappropriately monitor the movements and transactions of every American," Paul said. "History shows that governments inevitably use such power in harmful ways. The 9-11 commission, whose recommendations underlie this bill, has called for internal screening points where identification will be demanded. Domestic travel restrictions are the hallmark of authoritarian states, not free nations. It is just a matter of time until those who refuse to carry the new licenses will be denied the ability to drive or board an airplane."
Our government was established to protect our liberty and natural rights. My thoughts are summed up by one of Paul's remarks:
"National ID cards are not proper in a free society...this is America, not Soviet Russia," Paul said. "The federal government should never be allowed to demand papers from American citizens, and it certainly has no constitutional authority to do so."
Unconstitutional checkpoints that violate our 4th Amendment rights to be secure in our persons and papers are illegal and oppressive. I hope that 2005 is a year in which we exercise and promote our rights.
If our government wants to remove our liberties, then we need to use our Constitution to protect our freedom. Any laws contrary to or not in line with the Constitution are null and void. We determined that a long time ago in Marbury v Madison.
Call your state representatives and voice your opinion on this issue or it will be ignored.
Alex Jones, a syndicated radio talk show host whose show is broadcast on www.infowars.com, called the bill's passage "the most draconian legislation in history to be rolled out onto the people, dwarfing Byzantine France and Spain."
After all, John Locke once said, "The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom."