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National ID Cards Are Almost Here

A National ID Card â When you have to prove your identity to government agents on demand, you're being treated as a criminal -- and your Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights are being trashed.

Let's go back a few thousand years—just for a second. Let's employ the wisdom of one of the wisest human beings who ever walked the earth, Mr. Lao Tzu.

"Who is that," you say?

He was a great Yogi from Tibet - (author of The Third Eye)

Well, he wrote another book called the Tao Te Ching, often referred to as the text of natural rhythm. The second chapter of Tao Te Ching which is paraphrased here reads "...the greatest ruler is the one who causes legislation to occur in such a way that the citizens all proclaim that they are so proud that they thought up such a good law."

Once Americans have all clamored for a National ID Card they will have killed the last drop of spirit left in this country. Within a short time after you have blissfully put this card in your wallet or purse -- the card that Karl Malden would have reminded you is now illegal to leave home without -- the card you had hoped would protect you from terrorism -- you will have literally locked your prison door. Within a very short time after that point -- you will see the disappearance of cash, and you will only be able to use your National ID Card to purchase everything at which point you will become traceable at any moment that you essentially burp, gargle, or snore.

This is YOUR choice. It rests upon America's vote. If you don't help get this point across to everyone - EVERYONE you know and don't know -- freedom will be JUST ANOTHER WORD. This event -- The National ID Card -- was predicted in scripture more than two thousand years ago, as well as by several seers and spiritual leaders of many world religions, as a warning of the end of freedom.

You are brainwashed  into believing that — It’ll help stop terrorism and illegal immigration.

If you hold this view about National ID Cards, then for the sake of your own future I hope you'll reconsider.

A citizens quote: "Sure it's obnoxious. But get real; we already have a National ID system. It's called our driver's license or the Social Security card. What the government is talking about now is just a technical refinement."

If you hold that view, you're right -- as far as it goes. But things are going to go a lot farther. If we accept National ID, we'll all have a problem. We won't be one bit safer from violence, and we will have crossed a crucial line that forever that divides the free from the un-free.

Until now, Americans have always said "no!" to being forced to show "Your papers, please!" on demand. But since the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, polls say as many as 87 percent of us may be willing to submit to a nationwide, biometric ID system.

At first the cards wouldn't be mandatory. But even in the "voluntary" system, anyone who "chose" not to present a national ID card and submit to biometric scans on demand would be subject to invasive body searches at airports and extensive, humiliating, time-consuming questioning at checkpoints about their identity, plans, motives, and activities. Everyone without approved ID would, in short, be treated as a criminal suspect. If the system became legally mandatory, those refusing to cooperate could also be arrested, jailed, and fined.

A national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, such as health care, and other governmentally-related functions. The number appears on identity documents issued by the country in which they reside.

The ways in which such a system is implemented vary among countries, but in most cases citizens are issued an identification number upon reaching legal age, or when they are born. Non-citizens may be issued such numbers when they enter the country, or when granted a temporary or permanent residence permit.

Many countries issued such numbers for a singular purpose, but over time, they become a de facto national identification number. For example, in the 1930's  the United States developed its Social Security number system as a means of organizing disbursing of Social Security benefits. However, due to a functional necessity, the number has become used for other purposes to the point where it is almost essential to have one to, among other things, open a bank account, obtain a credit card, or drive a car. Even though you are never supposed to reveal your SS Number to anyone.

The American Association of Motor Vehicles Authority announced in November 2001, that it was "working closely" with the new Office of Homeland Security to implement a mandatory biometric system through state licensing agencies. And this system would be mandatory.

Why is this a problem? The United States isn't Nazi Germany -- which used a computerized National ID system to round up Jews and other "undesirables" and send them to slave labor and death. So what's the big deal? The very big deal is "mission control." When Social Security numbers were introduced in the 1930's, the system was "voluntary." Citizens who worried about the biblical number of the Beast (Rev. 13: 16-18) or more mundane forms of tyranny were assured that, by law, the Social Security number would never – ever -- be used for a personal ID system.

In the tradition of nearly every limited, temporary, or voluntary government program, our Social Security number eventually became our universal identifier. No law requires you to get a Social Security number, even today. But try functioning in the everyday world of work, banking, credit, schooling, home-buying, or even video rental without one.

If a National ID becomes U.S. law, five years from now you won't be able to do any of these things without submitting to various biometric scans. But that's barely the beginning. Where did the government acquire the authority to freely inspect your life? What legitimate law enforcement or security purpose is served by surveying the innocent? The question isn't what do you have to hide, but why is the government so persistently determined to find out everything about you.

The third big deal is that creating a National ID system violates your rights.

When you have to prove your identity to government agents on demand, you're being treated as a criminal -- and your Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights are being trashed.

If you must give information that could get you prosecuted (for instance, the information that you're not carrying your National ID card), you're being forced to provide evidence against yourself, a Fifth Amendment violation.

If your religion forbids universal numbering, your First Amendment rights are being broken by having the National ID Card forced on you. By extending its authority into areas forbidden to it by the Constitution, the federal government violates the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.

Is it worth it to you, to gain a National ID Card and lose all these historic protections?

Worse. Your loss of freedom won't do anything to make you safe!

A National ID Card? It won't stop a determined enemy for a moment. But future failures of the "foolproof" National ID system will be the justification for the implanted subcutaneous chip and perpetual satellite tracking -- which in turn will be compromised by criminals, terrorists, and rogue governments. Violence will actually increase. One day, Americans will wake up to discover that all their freedoms have been destroyed in the name of "saving freedom." They're going to be furious, but it will be too late.

The beloved and respected spiritual teacher, Hilda Charlton, said, "When they begin the chip implant, it's time to withdraw from the system, run for the hills, and set up community refuse." Even the Bible talks about...666, in the head or in the hand.

In all probability, this National ID system will be imposed gradually -- either one state at a time under quiet federal mandate, or nationally, but "voluntarily." That way, Congress people can more easily say, "National ID? Don’t be silly; we don't have National ID! We're just enhancing identity protection to make America safe." And millions of Americans will simply yawn and change the channel. Don't allow yourself to be fooled for a moment.

Prepare to resist -- and prepare for the consequences of resistance. It will be the job of the truly patriotic, not just flag-waving patriotic, Americans to break any National ID system thrust upon us. If National ID and tracking is imposed, people who value freedom will need to ensure that the databases are full of such garbage that the system can't function usefully, and that the scanners are constantly non-operative. The more flamboyant among us will need to stage public confrontations (anything from sit-down strikes to surround the scanners, to wearing of Groucho glasses and chemical defacing of fingerprints, to playful acts of public-protest theater, as many groups now perform in front of street side facial-recognition cameras).

Ultimately, millions will need to refuse to accept the card, even if it means loss of jobs, travel restrictions, jail, or worse. Right now, few have that strength of will. If enough understand the long-term consequences of establishing the National ID Card, and some of us might, resistance is our only hope.

Americans need to develop the courage that comes from history, knowledge, and understanding. We feel the events of September 11, 2001, have made this country unsafe. What happened to all of us isn't nice. It isn't safe, but really, is any place safe? However, if you want to see something really ugly and really dangerous, stand by and give the federal government the means to control your daily life.