February 1, 2013
Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Thursday they back a plan to force all Americans to use a biometric Social Security card as part of a “comprehensive immigration reform” scheme that will be used to legalize millions of illegal aliens.
“I’m for it,” McCain told a Politico Playbook breakfast earlier this week when asked if he supports “a super Social Security card that would have some sort of biometric thing like a fingerprint.”
CFR supports expanding “workplace authorization.”
“We want to make sure that employers do not hire people who are here illegally,” said Schumer, who has pushed for biometric employment cards in the past, according to Matt Sledge of AOL’s Huffington Post. “The only way to do that is to have a non-forgeable card. Because right now you can go down the street here and get a Social Security card or a driver’s license for $100 that’s forged.”
If Schumer and McCain have their way, American citizens will need to submit to the government fingerprints or other biometric information if they want to be legally employed. In other words, citizens will not only be required to get government permission to work, they will also be obliged to submit biometric data to the surveillance state.
“National ID cards and the databases behind them comprise the cornerstone of government surveillance systems that creates risks to privacy and anonymity,” notes the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “The requirement to produce identity cards on demand habituates citizens into participating in their own surveillance and social control.”
Submitted biodata will make it easier for the government to accomplish geolocation tracking and use video surveillance and facial recognition software. Moreover, it will allow the government to deny employment to people it designates as political troublemakers, otherwise known as terrorists.
According to NSA crypto-mathematician and whistleblower William Binney, the FBI records the emails of nearly all U.S. citizens, including members of Congress. The NSA information collection effort, codenamed Stellar Wind, has intercepted between 15 and 20 trillion transactions since 9/11 and this data will soon be stored at a massive data center under construction in Bluffdale, Utah.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon is working on an array of biometric programs designed to collect and analyze everything from iris and face scans to gait and voice recognition.
The FBI has also jumped on the bandwagon and is now “collecting and storing as much personally identifiable biometric data on as many people as possible” and will one day soon use “that information to identify people in the street, at border checkpoints, and in central booking — or perhaps in your home or office, via a tiny drone that looks like a bug,” according to the ACLU of Massachusetts.
The FBI has functioned as a secret political police since its inception early in the 20th century, a fact borne out in the 1960s and 70s by countless documents revealing the unconstitutional activities of its covert COINTELPRO, short for counterintelligence program.
More recently, the Department of Homeland Security has operated as a political police force and collaborated closely with local law enforcement to sabotage the Occupy movement. It actively works to designate and demonize political organizations and people the establishment consider a threat – for instance, supporters of Ron Paul and Second Amendment advocates.
The biometric Social Security ID card is another component of this sprawling dystopian surveillance system built primarily to undermine political activity the state considers a threat to its continued domination. It is now being cynically sold under the guise of immigration reform supported by both Democrats and Republicans.