The National ID Trojan Horse

by Ron Paul

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a national ID bill last week that masqueraded as “immigration reform.” The bill does nothing to address immigration policy, however, nor does it propose deporting a single illegal alien already in our country. It does nothing to address the porous border between the U.S. and Mexico, which is the fundamental problem. In reality, the bill is a Trojan horse. It pretends to offer desperately needed border control in order to con a credulous Congress into sacrificing more of our constitutionally protected liberty.

Supporters claim the national ID scheme is voluntary. However, any state that opts out will automatically make non-persons out of its citizens. The citizens of that state will be unable to have any dealings with the federal government because their ID will not be accepted. They will not be able to fly or to take a train. In essence, in the eyes of the federal government they will cease to exist. It is absurd to call this voluntary, and the proponents of the national ID know that every state will have no choice but to comply. Federal legislation that nationalizes standards for drivers’ licenses and birth certificates creates a national ID system pure and simple. It is just a matter of time until those who refuse to carry the new licenses will be denied the ability to drive or board an airplane.

Such domestic travel restrictions are the hallmark of authoritarian states, not free republics. This bill establishes a huge, centrally-coordinated database of highly personal information about American citizens: at a minimum their name, date of birth, place of residence, Social Security number, and physical and possibly other characteristics. The bill even provides for this sensitive information of American citizens to be shared with Canada and Mexico! Imagine a corrupt Mexican official selling thousands of identity files, including Social Security numbers, to criminals! This legislation gives authority to the Secretary of Homeland Security to expand required information on drivers’ licenses, potentially including such biometric information as retina scans, finger prints, DNA information, and even Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) radio tracking technology. Including such technology as RFID means the federal government, as well as the governments of Canada and Mexico, could know where American citizens are at all times.

What will this mean for us? When this new program is implemented, every time we are required to show our drivers’ license we will, in fact, be showing a national identification card. We will be handing over a card that includes our personal and likely biometric information, information which is connected to a national and international database. This will further degrade our precious privacy, which is the hallmark of a civilized society. As Ayn Rand said, the “Savage’s whole existence is public.” A national ID card will have the same effect as gun control laws: criminals will ignore it, while law abiding people lose freedom. A national ID card offers us nothing more than a false sense of security, while moving us ever closer to a police state. The national ID proposal should die a well-deserved death in the Senate, and it should be denounced as authoritarian and anti-American.


  • Papers Papers Said The Nazi Gestapo …Our You Will Be Tattooed or worse shot!

    The Real Dangers Of REAL ID…

    The new RFID technology on Drivers Licenses & Credit Cards can be scanned using a remote electronic RFID Scanner. Then Decrypted, sold to some foreign terrorist or domestic criminal to become you using your ID for Profit, leaving you to straighten out your stolen credit and ID.

    Hackers are clapping their hands giving a thumbs up to the our US Government and HLS…they just made it easier to hack the private info on the rear of the license, with the embedded RFID Chip.

    What people do believe is it can not be decrypted (Hacked) with the PGN 128 bit encryption.!
    Ask your friendly computer programmer who wrote the encryption…

    His answer “A Programmer Bozo”!

    Just read on the Internet about US Government top security fears of a cyberwar…
    Foreign countries using trained criminal hackers to hack into our Military Top Secrets…this is the same Programmed info on the RFID CHIP.

    Since it was programmed by man it can be decrypted (hacked by a Criminal hacker for profit).

    What is the worry… Most US States that are in compliance with HLS are requiring to much private info to be programmed on the RFID Chip (Radio Frequency Identification).

    Example: First and Last Name, DOB, SS# Medical Records…(MEDICAL RECORDS???)
    Eventually more personal info to be added (Sexual Preference, Religion, Vote Registration, Democrat, Republican)

    By 2017 everything you do purchase, see a doctor, travel, go to a movie. you will be required to show your papers (Federalized ID Drivers License)

    Plus forget the going to the bank to deposit or withdraw money from the bank or an ATM, you will not be able to continue getting your Soc ail Security Checks, VA disability Checks Cashed (this is black mail in the works)

    Cashing your government checks your license will be slid through a special device that reads the personal info and sent off to HLS, IRS, FBI.

    All of your banking, purchases, will be sent to a data mining company & stored on their data base, contracted by our Government (Our Government can’t store your data without a warrant,but they can contract with a private data mining company).

    My Father fought against Hitler’s Nazis … Whenever Hitler took over a country, he immediately created a ID System to weed out the Jews…is history repeating itself?

    Our Government knowingly violated our constitutional & civil rights (4th & 10th Amendments)

    The state of Florida is a sovereign state with statues in place including the 10th and 4th amendment to protect Florida residents privacy, yet they force you to handing over your personal documents (Black Mail Again) without a warrant to scan .
    (5 documents are required, Birth certificate Social Security Card, Utility Bill, Mort age Payment. Divorce papers).
    Then it is sent to a data mining data base storing millions of Americans private info
    for HLS or FBI (including criminal hackers) to view (why does HLS want to know why I purchased Preparation H.
    Recently hacked & 40, 000 lost their ID to some criminal hackers…
    Women that were divorced pay hell getting their new Federal Real ID Drivers License…they most show each name change.

    Advertisers can obtian this info simply by purchasing it for a penny a piece.(unless you go to court and have your private info sealed, our pay for the opt-out app for life.

    Older seniors born in 3rd world country’s…that had poor record keeping for their certificates…pay hell too…since they can not get the required Government Digital Certificate if they can at all…
    Then come the homeless, then come the backwoods people not born in a hospital that recorded their birth.
    What do you do with those that can not get this REAL ID Drivers License and ID?

    Dumped them off to some planet…say to these Americans too bad just provide us with your Papers.
    In my opinion we are becoming a total police state…we are the terrorist…along with this REAL ID is “Bio Technology” using the stop light cameras with facial recognition …to identify or spy on US citizens.
    Large chain stores that have an RFID Scanner Readers… that can read your info on your credit cards(wireless credit cards) and the new federal real ID and greets you with a display sign “WELCOME RON PAUL”.
    Hackers can & will steal the info off a credit card, drivers license with RFID Chips embedded with private info…simply by walking by you within 3feet to 20 feet (depending on the signal strengtht of the RFID Chips Manufacture.

    How much freedom are we going to allow to give up…Freedom of Speech, Freedom of movement…

    Stop Burring your heads in the sand like an Ostorege only to get your ass kicked…
    Join the fight to protect your constitutional rights…write your congressman…take the info off the rear of the license….

    Do we really need a license to fly, by food, travel, see a movie…Someday Yes That will happen if you just stand there and let it happen..

    Sean O