Real ID: A Uniting Issue
An African-American slang term for carrying a corporate pager is "wearing a chain." The Real ID Act will create electronic chains that will bind the human race for generations.
In "The Cattle, Sarwa gives his readers a brief but sobering glimpse at one possible future for America, a very near future in which high technology and a government-backed dark agenda combine to become the real terror in the battle against terrorism. Written before the passage of HR418 - The Real ID Act of 2005 - Sarwa's novel examines a logical result of incorporating modern technologies into a comprehensive National Identification System" (1a).
The little known Real ID Act completes the removal of civil liberties by the Patriot Acts. The Real ID Act was inserted into a military spending and Katrina relief bill. (1) The Real ID Act is slated for implementation in 2008.
Many information technology professionals and security experts are opposed to the Real Id Act (2). Declan McCullagh , political correspondent for CNET.com, compares the Real ID Act to the British Stamp Act. The Real Id Act could ignite the majority of US citizens to remove George W Bush from office. Waiting until George W Bush leaves office in 2009 will be too late.
The National ID card will contain RFID chips, like the ones presently used to monitor livestock. RFID chips can hold up to 20,000 pages of personal information. Scanners can detect RFID chips and report their location to a central database.(3). The movements and location of every person in the United States can and will be monitored by the Department of Homeland Security. That secret data can be shared with 16 other US intelligence agencies. This includes the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency. The intelligence agencies are overseen by Bush appointees. John Negroponte is Director of National Security.
The Electronic Privacy and Information Center and American Civil Liberties Union are strongly opposed to the Real ID Act (4).
There are historical precedents for the National ID program. Stalin and Hitler implemented internal passports as crucial instruments of totalitarianism (6). Any law enforcement officer in the United States may ask anyone to show identification (5). Thus, the National ID functions as an internal passport.
The next United States administration will control the ID program. Jeb Bush is running for president in the 2008 election (7). Jeb has the same opportunities to win his brother had in 2000 and 2004. (8)
Richard Nixon resigned because of the Watergate scandal. Nixon's prolonging the Vietnam War caused the public anger and motivation for his removal, not the Watergate scandal. The Real ID Act is a crises more serious than the Vietnam War or Watergate. The resolution is up to us.
(1a) The Cattle PRWEB.com
(1) Real ID: Big Brother Could Cost You Big Money. Citizens Against Government Waste Special Report
(2) The Real ID rebellion By Declan McCullag CNET News.com
link to news.com.com
(3) Food and Livestock RFID. IDTechEx
(5) Court says police can require ID. RGJ.com
link to www.rgj.com
(7) Stay Out of the Bushes? National Review Online
link to article.nationalreview.com
(8) Jeb Bush, Nightmares, and Diebold Chicanery: Jeb Bush As Successor to His Brother, author: Richard Franklin