National ID Cards and the End of Privacy

I swear the times we’re living can’t get much scarier.  We seem to have an assault on liberty and personal freedom coming at us from every front.  With the heavy attack on our healthcare system taking up the majority of our resources it’s easy to let other unconstitutional agendas slip by us unnoticed.  We’ve got to keep our heads on a swivel and always be on the lookout for the next sucker-punch.  Take a look at this video from Fox News’ America Live.  Senator Ron Paul is being interviewed and talking about the idea of a national ID card.

Click the link to watch the video.video.foxnews.com

Scared yet?  This is being talked about TOMORROW at the White House!  While everyone, even the Tea Party Movement, is focused on healthcare, this giant leap towards a George Orwell nightmare world is actually being put on the table!  What’s worse is that this is being proposed by Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham.  IT’S BIPARTISAN!  Just when the Republican Party wanted us to start trusting them again they cave on the Jobs bill and then back the audacious idea of a national ID card!

For those of you scratching your heads and wondering what the big deal is, let me explain.  A national ID card would be the end of privacy as we know it.  As Paul was talking about, Americans would have to carry this identification everywhere they go.  Since it would be federally issued it would be subject to check at all times.  Can you imagine a world where you have to be “scanned” everywhere you go?  What if Paul is right and they DO have some sort of GPS tracking system in these things.  This would mean your every move would be monitored.  There would be a record of every place you visit!  Don’t forget, this isn’t going to be like your driver license (which is not required by law to carry unless you are driving so it’s not the same thing).  This is going to be a BIOMETRIC ID card!  Your fingerprints or some other form of biometric information will be on this thing and, thus, made public!

Now, I know what you’re thinking: But Joe, they’re talking about just using this for workers so that illegal immigrants don’t get hired.  They’re not talking about constant scans and checks or monitoring your every move.  What’s the big deal?  Remember how I’m always talking about the foot in the door?  If you give the government even a little room to jeopardize your freedom they will exploit it to the greatest extreme.  This is why conservatives are pushing against the “public option” in healthcare.  It may start out as an option, but we all know what it will turn into.  It wouldn’t take more than a decade to no longer be an “option” but the only game in town.  The same is true here.  If the government is issuing an ID card that every American has to have then they can, by law, ask to see it anywhere and everywhere.  Trust me, it won’t take long for this system to lose control.  There WILL be random checks.  There WILL be fines and penalties for not having it on you at all times.  They WILL use this information to keep track of your day-to-day activities.  YOU WILL BE WATCHED!

An example of this I always love to use is the OnStar system installed in GM vehicles.  Watch this commercial.

Seems pretty cool right?  After all, that WOULD help you to get back a stolen car.  However, let’s not let that distract us from the bigger horror.  If they can do that to your car when a thief is in it, they can do it to your car when YOU’RE in it!  I know you think that would never happen but it’s perfectly plausible!  Don’t forget that GM is owned by the federal government now!  OnStar tracks your every move!  If you are in the car and moving, you know that someone is watching you!  Remember how the system can call you to see if you’re okay?  What if they call you and don’t talk.  Someone could be listening in on your conversation with other passengers without your knowledge.  Can you imagine the horrors that can come from this sort of thing?!

Imagine this scenario:  An influential person who often speaks out against the government (Glenn Beck would be a good example) is planning to speak at a rally.  The government knows that his speech is going to persuade a lot of voters to stand against their unconstitutional agendas.  Through the Patriot Act (which Obama signed into law for another year after campaigning to have it done away with) the government could, without a warrant, tap his phone and find out that he’s going grocery shopping that day.  He then gets into his vehicle with OnStar and drives to the store.  The government uses their influence over GM to send a signal to OnStar to lock all his doors, take control of his accelerator and slam him into a light pole on the freeway.

It sounds like a conspiracy theory but it COULD happen!  If he had a national ID card with a GPS chip in it then he wouldn’t even need to be driving for them to find him!  They say that all these systems are put in place to protect us but what are we willing to sacrifice for safety?  Remember the words of Ben Franklin: “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security shall deserve neither and lose both.”  All these things like national ID cards and OnStar start off as good intentions but it doesn’t take long for their evil to shine through.  The Constitution gives NO power to the federal government to issue such an ID system.  It’s a blatant violation of privacy and it MUST be stopped!  Don’t stop the fight on healthcare reform, but don’t take your eyes off this developing story.  Like I said, the attacks are coming from all sides and we must stand ready to face them all.  Even ONE slipping by would be disastrous.

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2 Responses to “National ID Cards and the End of Privacy”


  1. 1 Noah March 11, 2010 at 1:16 am

    Yeah, I totally agree with you here. Bush talked about this several years ago and it totally freaked me out. I don’t buy into the whole mark of the beast Revelation stuff, but im still scared of the idea.

    • 2 freedomwatchnews March 11, 2010 at 2:20 am

      Yea, the Christians claim the whole “mark of the beast” thing and I don’t buy it either but that’s because I think of the Bible the same way I think of Grim’s Fairy Tales.


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