Monday, July 6, 2009

STOP The PASS ACT! And More! Please Call TODAY!

Global Biometric Identification System!
Citizen Identification and Tracking!

REAL ID legislation is MORPHING into the PASS ACT! The REAL ID Act was hustled through congress in May of 2005 and it required states to standardize driver's licenses such that all Americans to would carry a standardized FEDERAL ID card with an embedded trackable chip. Many states rejected REAL ID, so now the PASS ACT seeks to change the name of that initiative and to try again, with even more biometrics ! Some states have rejected REAL ID legislation already but this is going to be another attempt to ram it down their throats by Congress.

More about why REAL-ID and the PASS ACT need to be stopped can be found here and here.

Here is an article about this bill.

In remarks made by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano - there was a bill proposed in the Senate last week known as PASS ID (Senate Bill 1261). PASS ID is a national security measure that DHS claims to fulfill a key recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, namely that the Federal Government set a national standard for identification. (As if that is going to make us all safer!)

As usual, this legislation will make is such that the Federal Government sets the standard, and then pressures states to implement that standard. Of course, PASS ID is the bill that will provide an implementation mechanism. No doubt there will be funds tied to it to coerce states into copying and adopting this legislation.

DHS claims in its memo that, “It’s a common sense bill that’s been worked on with the nation’s governors in a bipartisan fashion. It already has bipartisan support. The National Sheriff’s Association endorsed it a couple of days ago. The Federal Law Enforcement Association just endorsed it as well, so we’ll have law enforcement support coming on board.”

We need to contact the members of the Senate committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs IMMEDIATELY to STOP THE PASS ACT - S.1261 - This is an unnecessary expense to our states AND it is an assault on our privacy and rights.

This Alert below has been provided by the STOP REAL ID COALITION and Restore the Republic and Campaign for Liberty.
Special interests groups are trying to force Democrats, Independents and Republicans to support this legislation. States have been and are working to ensure drivers licenses are secure documents and have document integrity. The federal government, in spite of the states, wants to set international standards that are not needed! The federal government wants control of your state drivers license. The federal government is bribing states to go along with its plans.

Our freedom and our rights are not for sale!

Some governors want to take the bribe money.

The senate committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will be considering the legislation very soon.

The PASS Act does not repeal the Real ID Act. It does repeal provisions of the Real ID Act; those provisions that are included in Title II of the Real ID Act 2005. The Real ID Act is still intact and is federal law.

The PASS Act contains many of the most egregious aspects of the Real ID Act; including the requirement for a digital facial image/photograph that will be mandated to be internationally facial recognition compatible.

There is not a federal law that prohibits the simultaneous use of CCTV/surveillance cameras and facial recognition technology in real time.

The PASS Act will do nothing to provide a higher level of National security. Under the provisions of the PASS Act the documents used to obtain a drivers license are not authenticated. These documents are called breeder documents.

Although requirements for new databases and the linking of databases are not part of the PASS Act the fact remains through AAMVA and NLETS states can still have information contained in their state Department of Motor Vehicles made available to both federal and international law enforcement agencies without a court order.

Two international agencies (AAMVA and the ICAO, an agency of the United Nations) were involved in U.S. policy and law - the Real ID Act 2005 and the newly proposed PASS Act. DHS has called AAMVA the hub and backbone of the Real ID Act. On AAMVA's own web-site it proclaims it is an international organization that serves law enforcement and motor vehicle administrators.

Both the Real ID Act and the PASS Act result in Americans being enrolled into a single global biometric identification system that links a persons body to their ability to buy and sell.

WE ARE ASKING EVERY AMERICAN TO CALL EACH OF THE SENATORS in the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee AND SAY:

We are opposed to the Real ID Act and the PASS Act
We are opposed to being enrolled into a biometric identification system
We do not want our social security numbers in state DMV databases
We do not want RFID chips in our drivers licenses
We are opposed to the federal government intervening in the issuance of state drivers licenses

The First, Fourth and Tenth Amendments are under attack. The Second Amendment will follow. This is not a partisan issue. All Americans must take action now. 16 calls per American, 16 minutes (one minute per call) for a Lifetime of Freedom.

In fact, while you are calling them, you can ask them to do these four things:
1) KILL THE PASS ACT (S. 1261)

2) KILL CAP and TRADE - This bill which narrowly passed in the House and needs to be killed in the Senate - Tell your Senator that Senator Inhofe found that the EPA suppressed a report slamming Global Warming.

3) SUPPORT S. 604 - Audit The FEDERAL RESERVE - S. 604 is H.R.1207's companion bill in the U.S. Senate - It is a bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to reform the manner in which the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is audited by the Comptroller General of the United States and the manner in which such audits are reported, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Senator Sanders, Bernard (VT) (introduced 3/16/2009)
Co-sponsors (Senator Jim DeMint (SC)
Latest Major Action: 3/16/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

4) Don't Ratify the treaty: United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child



Sen. Joe Lieberman (Connecticut and Committee Chair), DC voicemail: 202-224-4041, fax: 202-224-9750, CT: 800-225-5605

Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), DC phone: 202-224-2523, fax 202-224-2693

Sen. Daniel Akaka (Bill SPONSOR) DC phone: 202-224-6361, fax 202-224-2126,
HI: 808-522-8970

Sen. Michael Bennet (Colorado), DC phone 202-224-5852, fax: 202-224-5036

Sen. Roland Burris (Illinois), DC phone 202-224-2854 , fax: 202-228-3333

Sen. Thomas Carper (Delaware), DC phone: 202-224-2441,fax: 202-228-2190

Sen. Thomas Coburn (Oklahoma), DC phone: 202-224-5754, fax: 202-224-6008

Sen. John Ensign (Nevada), DC phone: 202-224-6244, fax: 202-228-2193

Sen. Lindsey Graham (So. Carolina), DC phone: 202-224-5972

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (Louisiana), DC voicemail: 202-224-5824,fax: 202-224-9735

Sen. Carl Levin (Michigan), DC phone: 202-224-6221, fax: 202-224-1388

Sen. John McCain (Arizona), DC phone: 202-224-2235, fax: 202-228-2862

Sen. Claire McCaskill (Missouri), DC phone: 202-224-6154, fax: 202-228-6326

Sen. Mark Pryor (Arkansas), DC phone: 202-224-2353, fax: 202-228-0908

Sen. Jon Tester(Montana), DC phone: 202-224-2644, fax: 202-224-8594

Sen. George Voinovich (Ohio), DC phone: 202-224-3353