We simply can’t allow this. It goes against everything we are founded on. We can’t be forced to have a biometric ID card. We are Americans, not illegal immigrants and I am not going to be subject to an unconstitutional stop and demand for ID which you do not need to show unless you have been arrested and the police have no right to stop and detain you or ask for ID unless they have a reasonable suspicion you have committed a crime and therefore have probable cause. Without probable cause they can’t detain you or demand ID. And they are trying to sneak this through under immigration reform but it affects all citizens not just illegal immigrants.
This is getting to be like a bad movie.
You know the ones – where the villain, dead and buried more times than you can count, somehow mysteriously reappears in a place you don’t expect him?
Well, here comes. . . a new fight over a biometric National ID card – and if you don’t have the card, you can’t work.
Right now, freedom-stealing statists Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), banding together with members of both parties, are scheming to sneak a massive power grab into a new “immigration reform” bill.
This bill is a statist’s dream – a biometric ID card for every American.
In fact, when asked recently if he favored “a super Social Security card that would have some sort of biometric thing like a fingerprint,” John McCain said, “I’m for it”!
That’s why it’s vital you sign your “No National ID” petition to C4L to make your voice heard on this issue IMMEDIATELY.
I’ll give you the link in a moment, but first let me explain exactly what’s at stake.
If passed, this dangerous scheme would require a new National ID card that would:
*** Include biometric identification information, such as fingerprints, retinal scans, or scans of veins on the back of hands, which could easily be used as a tracking device;
*** Be required for all U.S. workers regardless of place of birth, making it illegal for anyone to hold a job in the United States who doesn’t obtain the ID card;
*** Require all employers to purchase an “ID scanner” to verify the ID cards with the federal government. Every time any citizen applies for a job, the government would know – and you can bet it’s only a matter of time until “ID scans” will be required to make even routine purchases, as well.
That’s why it’s vital you sign your “No National ID” petition to C4L right away.
Of course, the most dangerous part of the bill is the biometric tracking technology, which would allow federal bureaucrats to track our every move.
Allowing our government to have this much “prying power” in our lives will ultimately result in the TOTAL loss of freedom.
This is exactly the type of battle that often decides whether a country remains free or continues down a slide toward tyranny.
Government goon squads with all our personal information – information they do not need and constitutionally should not have – is a recipe for disaster for our nation.
You see, once “well-meaning” government bureaucrats know exactly how we live our lives, it won’t be long until they try to run them.
In fact, it will only be a matter of time until they spend their workdays making sure you and I don’t go anywhere, read anything, eat anything, or drink anything they think we “shouldn’t be allowed to.”
Once that door opens, how long before the statists start telling us what we can teach our children? Or where we can go to church? Or what God we are “allowed” to worship?
It’s clear this battle isn’t really about immigration.
Whatever you think of that issue, it’s simply being used as cover.
This fight is about being able to watch and control your every move.
If there is good news to report, it’s that, thanks to the help of activists like you, liberty-minded Americans have been able to render the Big Government politicians’ National ID nearly toothless in numerous states across the country.
And C4L has been vital in helping to hold off their attempt to implement their cherished National ID scheme for the last few years.
But the statists are growing nervous.
They know the American people are FED UP with TRILLION-dollar deficits, massive new tax hikes, all-out assaults on our God-given right to keep and bear arms, and their other attempts to control every aspect of our lives.
They see your outrage is producing results, and many of their outrageous schemes are failing.
The American people are rising up in state after state to say “Enough,” and brushfires of liberty are sweeping the nation.
So the statists are trying a bipartisan, “backdoor” scheme to impose more control over the American people.
They’re hoping that after months of Big Media mouthpieces decrying the “poisonous and partisan politics” in Washington, the American people will jump for joy at the sight of a Democrat from liberal New York and a Republican from conservative Arizona “working together to solve our immigration mess.”
Well, you and I know better.
After all, activists can hardly find two Senators with bigger vendettas against the liberty movement than Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator John McCain.
Senator McCain, along with his buddy Lindsey Graham, has very publicly denounced the liberty movement.
As I’m sure you remember, instead of standing with Senator Rand Paul during his historic filibuster, John McCain and Lindsey Graham were having dinner with President Obama.
And the next day, they lashed out against Rand, calling his filibuster “ridiculous.”
They’ve clearly shown they believe we’re not welcome in THEIR party.
That’s one reason why I’m counting on you to FIGHT back by signing your “No National ID” petition to C4L IMMEDIATELY.
The only way to DEFEAT a new National ID card is to contact Americans from coast-to-coast and explain EXACTLY what’s at stake.
They’re not going to get the real story from the mainstream media. And they’re surely not going to get the real story from the Washington establishment.
It’s up to you and me to get our message out to as many folks as possible before it’s too late.
With your help, C4L can send powerful emails and run Facebook and Internet banner ads to alert liberty-loving Americans to the National ID scheme included in the new “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill.”
But I’m afraid that simply won’t be enough.
Campaign for Liberty staff tells me if they pull out all the stops, there’s an additional twelve million folks they can reach through targeted direct mail and phone programs.
And finally, if they can raise the resources, C4L would also like to run hard-hitting newspaper, radio, and TV ads explaining exactly what Chuck Schumer, John McCain, and the rest of the statists are up to.
Of course, such a massive grassroots mobilization program isn’t cheap – but it’s the only way to stop this dangerous National ID scheme from becoming the law of the land.
Julian, with all the battles we’re currently facing – from gun control to massive spending to National Internet Tax Mandates – Campaign for Liberty simply doesn’t have the resources to do everything it takes to win this fight.
So please, sign your “No National ID” petition to C4L IMMEDIATELY!
And because this fight is so critical, I’m counting on you to make a generous contribution of $100, $75, $50, $25 – or whatever you can afford – to help Campaign for Liberty DEFEAT the statists’ National ID scheme.
This is one fight you and I can’t afford to lose.
Passage of the National ID card would virtually guarantee the last vestiges of freedom we enjoy as Americans would be seriously jeopardized.
If you and I don’t defeat this scheme, who will?
There is already a strong, “bipartisan coalition” developing, and the American people barely know what’s going on.
That’s why, in addition to your signed “No National ID” petition – I hope you’ll dig deep and make the most generous contribution you can afford.
Some folks have already contributed as much as $500 to this fight. Others have given $100 or $50.
But no matter how much you give, whether it’s chipping in with $10 or a larger contribution of $150, I guarantee your contribution is urgently needed and will be deeply appreciated.
So please sign your “No National ID” petition to C4L and make the most generous contribution you can afford to help Campaign for Liberty DEFEAT the statists’ National ID scheme.
P.S. Right now, freedom-stealing statists Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), banding together with members of both parties, are scheming to sneak a massive power grab into a new “immigration reform” bill.
If passed, it would require every American to obtain a National ID card to work legally in the U.S. – and you can bet it will only be a matter of time until they’re required even for simple purchases.
So please sign your “No National ID” petition to C4L to make your voice heard right away.
Please also make the most generous contribution you can afford today to help fuel C4L’s efforts.