PATRIOT ACT AND REAL ID: FAREWELL TO LIBERTY
It should be very clear to American citizens that we have no rights. We have rules, laws, curtailments, spy technologies, enforcements, easements, buffer zones, ID cards, automobile stickers, passes, swipe cards, and limitations.
Beginning in 2008, we will also have Real Identification Cards – maybe. That will depend upon our ability to produce birth certificates, Social Security cards with current names, photo IDs, verifications of home addresses, a personal IDs, and proof of insurance. Once all this is confirmed by the Department of Motor Vehicles using a crosschecking federal database, you “may” be issued a driver’s license.
If you have recently changed your name, moved, or the federal database has old or inaccurate information, much like the infamous credit bureaus and their databases, you will not be issued your Real ID. Be prepared, and well in advance, for another governmentally imposed disaster of unprecedented proportions. Also be prepared for total loss of liberty and rights.
The Real ID Act, passed on May 11th, was passed without Congressional debate. Surprise, surprise. Instead, the Real ID was buried, hidden legislation-style, into an 82 billion dollar military spending bill to support the continuing occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. Hidden legislation has certainly become the MO of this administration, coupled with at least 181 Executive Orders, to date.
Surveillance and tracking of the American people is, of course, anti-American. It is illegally invasive, scary, and makes citizens and their Constitutional rights (which do not exist) mere objects of political whim. The real question is this – what if you are denied a Real ID card? What constitutes the denial of a Real ID, and what are your options should our new government deny you the ability to drive to work and possess your federally mandated papers? Were the Social Security cards, driver’s licenses, proof of insurance, proof of residency, birth certificates, and personal ID cards not enough? Of course, they were. The Real ID has nothing to do with a standardized identification system. That system was already in place. The Real ID was created as spy-ware and to serve the trade and territorial melding of the Canadian/American/Mexican nations - nothing more, nothing less.
And then there is the Patriot Act – the Act that is the insult and slap in the face to every American citizen by virtue of its very name. It is the companion Act to the Real ID Act, and the final nail in our civil liberties’ coffin. Good-bye, Constitutional America.
The Patriot Act, which should be called The Communists’ Act, gives our government the power to search without warrants or court orders. It gives our government the right to use “administrative subpoenas,” which allow for the seizure of personal information, including, but not limited to, educational records, medical records, credit and banking records, Internet records, library records, on and on. Farewell, 4th Amendment.
This seizure of information can be used upon individual people, groups of people, or any associations, clubs, or organizations that disagree with the activities of the government. The Patriot Act allows for a DNA Bank to collect physical information about anyone who is “suspected” of being a “terrorist.” Unfortunately for us, the Act also permits American citizens to be classified as “foreign powers,” which, thanks to the Real ID, allows for our electronic tracking and surveillance.
The Patriot Act permits entry into homes and offices without warrants, probable cause, notice, and without you having to be in your homes or offices. It authorized the freezing of your bank accounts and the total demise of financial privacy. The Patriot Act permits the use of “roving wiretaps,” or the tapping of multiple phones at one time used by one person (home, cell, business), AND the “elected” supporters of the Patriot Act attempt to further its powers in secret, closed-door sessions.
So, I ask you the following - while I still can - if our homes, businesses, computer systems, banks, medical records; our library books, our DNA, our telephone conversations, our right to criticize our government’s shredding of our Constitution, our children’s rights to mental and educational safety, pregnant women’s rights to mental safety and reproduction; our rights to travel, our rights to buy and sell without governmental ID and interference, and our rights to possess and share our thoughts and opinions are now subversive and considered as terror, then what rights do we have as American citizens? Better yet, are we American citizens if our Constitutional rights do not exist? Look to history for answers, and look no further than to Nazi Germany. Talk about a scripted duplication of events…
"While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom, there will be no State." - Vladimir Lenin
"To those who scare peace loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: your tactics aid terrorists for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve. - John Ashcroft
“There ought to be limits to freedom.” George W. Bush - May 1999
"What luck for rulers that men do not think." - Adolf Hitler
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Nancy Levant is a life-long writer, a believer of God, country, Constitutional and individual rights. She resides in rural Southwestern Ohio. She has worked professionally with children since 1974 and is an ardent supporter of home schooling.
Nancy Levant has done radio and television interviews, has been a guest speaker in many venues including college campuses, schools, Indian reservations, human service organizations, and has been the president of a youth sports organization.
Ms. Levant just completed 'The Collapse of Intuition', a non-fiction book about the decline of instinctual and intuitive abilities in American women. Equally, she is a writer for freedom and land rights issues and opposes the United Nation's Agenda 21 implementation in America.
The Real ID Act, passed on May 11th, was passed without Congressional debate. Surprise, surprise. Instead, the Real ID was buried, hidden legislation-style, into an 82 billion dollar military spending bill to support the continuing occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq.