Following is an article by Mark Lerner who leads the Stop Real ID Coalition and is a spokesperson for the Constitutional Alliance.
Will National ID Protect Us From Identity Theft?
By Mark Lerner
(17 AUG 2009) According to the Department of Justice, the personal credit and debit card information of 130 million was stolen. They are dubbing this “the single largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted”, according to Fox News.
According to the latest U.S. Census, there are 128 million households in the United States. Doesn’t this theft have a great likelihood of negatively impacting at least one person in every household?
If we were only dealing with the issue of privacy, that’s one thing. However, we have been educating folks that the way to restore what has been lost here would be to issue a new Social Security number and credit/debit cards. Imagine tomorrow, when your biometric information is attached; there simply is no painless way to reissue your facial biometrics, DNA, and fingerprints.
The problem is that the White House, through the facilitators of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is attempting to enroll each of us into the world’s largest global biometric database. This would allow identification and review of each of us in real-time. It would incur the added cost of placing these biometrics into a database system which ties to the same type of information, and more, that was just stolen from 130 million of us!
Currently the White House is soliciting the names of people opposing the healthcare reform legislation. Many are concerned about speaking out about this issue for fear of being put on a watch-dog “hit” list. Such tactics, reminiscent of totalitarianism, are already being deployed nationwide. Once this biometric identification system is fully implemented, we will have no recourse to have our stolen personal information remedied due to the complications of biometrics. Even today as it is being built, imagine the end result of losing this private information on even one person let alone 130 million.
This goes well beyond a Tenth Amendment issue and directly to deceit, power, and control.
International and multi-national organizations are influencing the policy, laws, and implementation of the laws in the United States. This directly attacks the sovereignty of the United States, States Rights, and the rights of Citizens.
We see this in Real ID and PASS ID with the participation of AAMVA and ICAO (an agency of the United Nations), two international organizations involved in forming this into reality.