CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AND THE NATIONAL ID
By: Devvy Kidd
December 13, 2004
“Those who are willing to allow the government to establish a Soviet-style internal passport system because they think it will make us safer are terribly mistaken. Subjecting every citizen to surveillance and screening points actually will make us less safe, not in the least because it will divert resources away from tracking and apprehending terrorists and deploy them against innocent Americans! Every conservative who believes in constitutional restraints on government should reject the authoritarian national ID card and the nonsensical intelligence bill itself.” Congressman Ron Paul, [R-TX], December 7, 2004
The Republican controlled Congress has passed the so-called 'Intelligence Reform Bill.' Without any doubt in my mind, new world order facilitator George Bush, Jr. will sign this massive draconian piece of legislation into law.
Next year (2005) the Department of Homeland Security (another monstrous waste of money and resources) will begin issuing so called "uniformity regulations" to the sovereign states of the Union requiring that all driver's licenses and birth certificates meet some federal standards along with biometrics "security" provisions. Allegedly all Americans, upon birth, will be issued a social security number. Social security is and always has been a voluntary federal taxing scheme that people can join by applying for a number under the SSA. Social security numbers are not automatically issued to anyone.
The states of the Union will no longer have the option of including photographs, signatures or any other information so mandated by their legislatures. Under this toxic bill, the states will be required to include everything under the sun and your personal information will be used by the federal government to build a huge data base - vulnerable to computer hackers and dishonest employees like the ones employed by motor vehicle departments who have been caught and convicted of selling social security numbers on the black market.
Anyone who has been following the building blocks of a one world government knows this latest abomination has nothing to do with intelligence gathering or the phony "war on terrorism" that was built on a pack of lies. This is about controlling our lives and our movements. Road block check points will be set up and we the people for the first time since this Republic was birthed, just like the slaves in Stalinist Russia, will be required to "show your papers!"
Back in 1996, unconstitutional legislation was passed by the Republican controlled Congress and signed into law by Marxist Bill Clinton which required applicants for driver's licenses within their respective states to supply a social security number. The only problem here and this IS the crux of the argument: No one is required to obtain an SSN to live or work in these united States of America. This is a legal fact.How is it then that a person is denied a driver's license because they didn't voluntarily apply for this insidious "social security" number? Because the American people don't know the law, same as 99% of those who serve in the 50 state legislatures. That unconstitutional legislation signed into law by Clinton should have been killed then by the 50 sovereign states of the Union. Forty nine of the states didn't object and it was based solely on the threat of federal money getting yanked if they didn't comply.
Candice Miller who was the Secretary of State in Michigan at that time was the one state official who sued over Clinton's unconstitutional law. But, despite people like me and constitutional attorney Larry Becraft giving her the ammunition she needed, she didn't go to the heart of the issue, lost and gave up. Miller argued privacy rights instead of the legal fact that since no one is required to obtain a social security number under the law, how could they be forced to supply one to obtain a state driver's license?
As a side note, Miller was subsequently elected to Congress. She never really wanted to win the lawsuit I mentioned above, she only did it to pacify her constituents at the time. How do I know this? Because she ignored the core issue and argued the losing one. Guess what her position as a member of Congress is on this new national id/driver's license issue? Why, she voted for it and more! From her own web site: "Today our committee took resolute action to implement several of the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. I am particularly pleased that the committee followed my call for the setting of standards for states to follow when issuing identity documents, particularly driver licenses and personal identification cards." See? She lead the way for the feds to dictate to the states what they can and can't do, completly ignoring the Tenth Amendment as if it didn't exist.
What is that? It means that if the speed limit is 65 and you go 70, you have practiced civil disobedience. I do it everyday because I refuse to wear a seat belt and the law in California says you must. I refuse and I will continue to refuse to be bullied by the state. This is called civil disobedience.
There comes a time when an individual either takes a stand against what they know is wrong or they may as well get down on their knees and clank their chains. This national id/driver's license must not be allowed to be implemented.
As soon as word came down that this "intelligence" bill passed, I called the district office of the rat who represents me in Congress and politely told the staffer that I would not accept any national id or driver's license. The droid on the phone said that I would have to because it would be the law. I politely told her to brush up on the Constitution and what constitutes a law, i.e.:
"The highest law of the land is the Constitution of the United States. The general misconception is that any statute passed by legislators bearing the appearance of law constitutes the law of the land. The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and any statute must be in agreement with it to be valid. It is impossible for both the Constitution and a law violating it to be valid; one must prevail over the other." Stephen K. Huber, Professor of law, University of Houston.
I also conveyed to this thought-less staffer that anyone can go to the Social Security Administration's web site and find the truth: that parents are NOT required to obtain a SSN for their newborn. In order for this new requirement that every person born in America will be forced to accept this number means that current law would have to have been revised, changed or amended. I requested a copy of the section in this 'intelligence bill' which shows me how the current law was amended or changed that would now require newborns or anyone else be forced into this federal taxing scheme (social security). I'll never get it from Matsui's office, same as they have never responded to any request I've ever made to his office. Matsui is someone you hear little about in Congress, but he is a major globalist who votes for the communist agenda at every opportunity.
The states of the Union are sovereign and as I have pointed out so many times, the feds know they cannot simply jam anything they want down the throats of the states - unless the state legislatures stand down. I covered this in a previous column regarding a memorandum that was obtained regarding Marxist Hillary Clinton's effort to federalize America's health care system:
Memorandum for Walter Zellman from Sallyanne Payton, clearly marked: Preliminary Draft for Official Use Only. Do Not Quote or Release For Any Purpose, page 4, Health Care Task Reform under Hillary Clinton:. Please note these sections:
"(b) may the federal government use other actors in the governmental system and the private sector as its agents and give them orders as though they were parts of a prefectorial system? The short answer is "no." State governments are independent, although subordinated, sovereignties, not subdivisions of the federal government.
"Although the federal government may regulate many of their functions directly [as well, for example, it subjects state water districts to the Clean Water Act], it may not require them to exercise their own governmental powers in a manner dictated by federal law. The states may be encouraged, bribed or threatened into entering into joint federal state programs of various sorts, from unemployment insurance to Medicaid; but they may not be commanded directly to use their own governmental apparatus in the service of federal policy. There is a modest jurisprudence of the Tenth Amendment that seems to have settled on this proposition. See the DOJ [Dept. of Justice] memorandum for a fuller elaboration."
What does this mean from a constitutional position? It means that the government can bribe the states, they can threaten them, but in fact, the states cannot be forced to get down on their knees to the federal machine. This is the major reason why the Seventeenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was fraudulently declared ratified - which it was clearly not. The states lost their right to fire their appointed U.S. Senators for voting on this kind of Nazi legislation (intel bill), recall them back to their state capitol and replace them with new U.S. Senators. This is why the Seventeenth Amendment has be exposed and eliminated.
Will you fight?
This coming week I will head downtown to my state capitol to see the only two members of our legislature who understand the constitution. I will explain to both of them that I will refuse to accept a national id or driver's license issued by the Homeland Security Agency and why. I will also tell them that I will not surrender my California driver's license to the federal government.
If the feds attempt to force a national id card or driver's license on me, I will return it with a polite letter. Nor will I fill out and sign any paperwork sent to me by "Homeland Security." They can then charge me with violation of whatever law and I will retain legal counsel for the court battle. I will not sit back and allow my right to freedom of travel, when and where I want, to be crushed. I believe we the people clearly have the law on our side, the same as we do in fighting this out of control federal machine on issues like forced mental health screening. The only question remains is how many Americans will stand up and say no?
If you want to stop this before it can be implemented, then you must act at once - Bush hasn't signed this bill yet, but he will. Don't send an e-mail, call your member of Congress. They millions of e-mails every year. Forget it. Call them. It's not too late. The local news carried just a blip last Friday on the radio indicating that already, members of Congress are expressing reservations about the vote and there was a hint that they might not send it to Bush's desk - yet. This tells me that the heat from people like me is already getting to them. What we need is for millions of Americans to flood the offices of Congress with phone calls- their district offices as well as DC - and tell them you will refuse the national id and driver's license. For members of the House of Representatives, go to: www.house.gov; for the senate go to: www.senate.gov. There you will find the web sites for all members of Congress. Click on yours and find their contact section which has all their phone and fax numbers.
Call or if you can, get down to your state capitol and meet with your state representative or state senator. While most state legislators are out of session until January, their offices are usually open with at least a receptionist. Ask how to contact your state rep - many work in other occupations when their legislature is out of session. Contact them now and tell them how you feel. Remind them that the states of the Union are sovereign and cannot be bullied by the feds to implement this program. Remind them that they are there to protect your rights against the federal government stepping all over them. When your state legislature reconvenes in January, get your group or organization or just yourself down there and start knocking on doors of state legislators. Put the heat on the state house. It works - just ask the patriots down in Tennessee.It doesn't matter if I stand alone on this, but stand I will. The time for writing columns about it is over. The Republicans have shown their true colors and are no more bastions of freedom and liberty than Fidel Castro. We the people are being stripped of our natural rights in furtherance of complete totalitarian government as the world saw under Stalin, Hitler, Lenin and Chairman Mao. It is now time for those who really believe in freedom to either stand up and fight this or just keep typing empty words on a key board.
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