September 18, 2008
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The clock is ticking on the shadow government’s tracking of your every move with the so-called National ID. For those who might not be familiar with this Nazi style snooping and forced production of “Show your papers,” Rep. Sam E. Rohrer, has very thoroughly and succinctly explained it in this column. It is a must read for all Americans (perhaps this weekend) to fully understand they may soon be forced to accept the loss of their rights or lose their job:
“A few weeks ago we introduced Lowell Rogers to you. He’s a tugboat engineer. His employer is about to be brought under a security/identity scheme — a Real ID card of sorts for maritime employees. It’s called the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). Apparently, since the Department of Homeland Security can’t get Real ID implemented, due to the largest state rebellion since the Civil War, they’ve decided to pick us off — one occupation at a time.”
Congressman Ron Paul explains the real issue here:
“National ID cards are not proper in a free society,” Paul stated. “This is America, not Soviet Russia. The federal government should never be allowed to demand papers from American citizens, and it certainly has no constitutional authority to do so.”
Voluntary v mandatory
“Supporters claim it is not a national ID because it 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.”
The State of Arizona has signed into law: NO National ID:
“Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano signed a bill today that prohibits the implementation of the REAL ID in Arizona. SB2677 received a Final vote of approval in the House last week by an overwhelming margin of 51 to 1. Napolitano’s signature was uncertain until today when she signed the bill into law.
“The bill prohibits implementation of the REAL ID Act of 2005, which was passed by Congress as part of a supplemental spending bill for tsunami relief and the War on Terror. The bill did not receive a hearing in either the House or the Senate, and the public was largely unaware of it until it had already been signed into law.
“Everyone thinks that the REAL ID is just about protecting us against terrorism,” said co-sponsor Senator Karen Johnson (R-18). “But it really represents a cash cow for technology companies as well as the birth of the National ID card, complete with all the biometric information that technology can handle – face recognition, fingerprints, etc.”
This mess was given to us by a Republican controlled Congress (with a few exceptions like Ron Paul) and signed off by George Bush. A few Democrats made an effort to repeal it, but Pelosi was too busy making sure the House cafeteria got organic food. You have to love her priorities. The House of Nitwits is killing this country.
Clearly, the National ID is voluntary to the states. However, the Bush Administration has used blackmail to force the states to go along with this draconian plan: Either your citizens give up their rights or they will not be able to fly on commercial airplanes, travel on AMTRAK or enter a federal building. Nevada has such a convoluted schedule for issuance date and forms of ID to get this ID, look to a big, fat mess to deal with if you live in that state.
Millions of Americans throughout the 50 states do NOT want this National ID rammed down their throats and have fought their state legislatures hard; most of the states have caved into the blackmail. The ones who have caved, those state reps and senators who couldn’t find the guts to stand up to a tyrannical government, should be thrown out of office in November if they’re up for reelection. If your state has passed legislation and signed by your governor to reject the National ID, be sure to call their office, tell them thank you let them know you’re behind them. These elected officials need to know the people stand with them.
So what happens next? Let’s look at the State of Arizona. John America works for Gibraltar Insurance who says he must fly to Chicago from Phoenix for business. However, Mr. America won’t be allowed to board an airplane because his state has exercised their RIGHT to say no to Chertoff, his Department of Fatherland Security and retain their sovereignty. Mr. America fully supports the rejection of this National ID, but no National ID, can’t get on the plane. Now what does Mr. America do? Let’s say Arizona State Rep. Russell Pearce has to fly to Washington, DC, on official business for the State, or even Gov. Napolitano who signed the legislation saying no. Will these elected officials of the State of Arizona be barred from getting on an airplane?
This is the conundrum of enforcement staring the Bush Administration and the next one right in the face. The Feds have already had to back up and if the states remain strong and defiant, we will win:
“But the way this turned out is so odd it’s worth repeating. States including New Hampshire, Maine, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Washington, and Montana have enacted laws saying “hell no we’ll never comply with Real ID.” And Homeland Security officials carefully ignored those public votes of condemnation, instead pretending that those states really intend to acquiesce by the next major deadline of December 31, 2009. (See our special report on Real ID from earlier this year.)” 
I submit to you there has to be a showdown and the states MUST prevail. I see no other way for this to be resolved. The states who have rejected this scheme to retain their rights and the rights of their citizens must fight. This is clearly a Tenth Amendment issue and has squat to do with the war on terrorism. With states who caved to the pressure or agree with this “show your papers” identification system and those states who have said no through a state law, what you will have is chaos next year. Mrs. America from Portland can fly to see her grand kids in Florida because she was forced to surrender her rights by their legislature, while Mr. America in Phoenix has his rights protected by his state, but can’t get on a plane to do business in Chicago.
I’ve said it before: These cards are kid’s play to compromise and forge. The next step will be forced finger printing and then the bio chips. Here in Texas, not only will they begin issuing these IDs, but the fee for a former Texas DL will jump from $24 to $100 or more and: “People will be further identified through the use of biometrics, from fingerprints to retinal scans.” 
A few more comments about the financial meltdown because it’s moving fast and fluid:
“About $2.8 trillion of market value was erased from global stocks this week as Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy, Bank of America Corp. purchased Merrill Lynch & Co. for $50 billion, and the U.S. government took control of American International Group Inc. in an $85 billion takeover to prevent the biggest financial collapse ever. Russian Banks. Russia halted stock trading for a second day and poured $44 billion into its three biggest banks in a bid to halt the worst financial crisis in a decade.” 
The underlying debt is still there even though the average American really has no idea what all this means, yet. Yesterday gold jumped dramatically
“Gold surged the most in nine years as investors sought the safety of precious metals on concern that the credit crisis will deepen, leading more financial institutions to fail. 
While the incompetent Nancy Pelosi sputters the Democrats had nothing to do with this current crisis,  she left out
“The current mortgage crisis came about in large part because of Clinton-era government pressure on lenders to make risky loans in order to “make home ownership more affordable for lower-income Americans and those with a poor credit history,” the DC Examiner notes today. “Those steps encouraged riskier mortgage lending by minimizing the role of credit histories in lending decisions, loosening required debt-to-equity ratios to allow borrowers to make small or even no down payments at all, and encouraging lenders the use of floating or adjustable interest-rate mortgages, including those with low ‘teasers.’
“The liberal Village Voice previously chronicled how Clinton Administration housing secretary Andrew Cuomo helped spawn the mortgage crisis through his pressure on lenders to promote affordable housing and diversity. “Andrew Cuomo, the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history, made a series of decisions between 1997 and 2001 that gave birth to the country’s current crisis. He took actions that—in combination with many other factors—helped plunge Fannie and Freddie into the subprime markets without putting in place the means to monitor their increasingly risky investments.
“He turned the Federal Housing Administration mortgage program into a sweetheart lender with sky-high loan ceilings and no money down, and he legalized what a federal judge has branded ‘kickbacks’ to brokers that have fueled the sale of overpriced and unsupportable loans. Three to four million families are now facing foreclosure, and Cuomo is one of the reasons why.” (See Wayne Barrett, “Andrew Cuomo and Fannie and Freddie: How the Youngest Housing and Urban Development Secretary in History Gave Birth to the Mortgage Crisis,” Village Voice, August 5, 2008).” 
There can be no financial stability as long as we have a debauched currency and a corrupted monetary system:
“To be sure, when Americans are told that “justice” and “the rule of law” require them to forfeit their accumulated savings and economic security to the very institutions and individuals who enticed them out on the financial limb that the Establishment then sawed off, justifiably violent animosities towards the powers that be will arise among some citizens. For most victimized Americans, though, politicians, bankers, high finance, big business, and the intelligentsiia will finger scapegoats on whom wrongly to pin the blame for the crisis and its aftermath. This will generate increased confusion, recriminations, conflicts, and social chaos; and further divide, disarm, and ultimately defeat the forces that, if united, might effectively oppose the Establishment.
“In addition, rather than disseminating demands for sound money and honest banking in order to deal with the crisis, the controlled media will orchestrate calls for massive increases in the supply of fiat currency and credit, ostensibly in order to enable common people to pay their debts. Of course, this will necessitate the maintenance of fractional-reserve central banking to emit the new currency, as well as the creation of more, more, and even more debt to serve as “security” for these emissions–thereby perpetuating the cause of the crisis and ensuring that further crises will break out later on. In this way, credulous Americans will be duped into chaining themselves to new debts in order to pay off their old ones, rendering permanent their financial indentured servitude to the Establishment. March 21, 2005 
I’ve spent most of the week helping my elderly parents and other members of my family with their banking situations, CDs and pension concerns. My email box has been drowning with desperate messages from people who are just now beginning to realize the enormity of what we’re seeing. People are also very concerned, actually feeling panic, over pension funds, 401(k)s – are they really safe? Despite the absolute stupidity out of Steve Doocy’s mouth on FAUX News Network, September 17, 2008, when he stated, “This financial crisis should be over by the end of the week,” ‘this’ isn’t going to be ‘over’ for years with the worst yet to come.
While I’m not an investment counselor nor do I sell gold or any other precious metal, you can discuss your situation with Eric at El Dorado Gold and find out your options. Gold is still the only real, safe money. As I have written so many times, the middle class is sliding into poverty and no amount of sound bites from McCain or the absurd Obama “plan” on the economy (more regulations and “universal homeowner tax breaks”) is going to stop this tragedy underway. I wish it were going to be different, but we’ve passed the point of no return. Arrogance and greed – twin monsters – has come back to bite the banking and lending industry and the American people will be the victims. When Ben Bernanke admits, “We’ve lost control,” We cannot stabilize the dollar. We cannot control commodity prices,” it’s time to face the reality of this situation and act to protect yourself, your family and your future.
My next two columns are on the battle plans for Congress and your state legislatures. I’ve been giving this a lot of thought for months and hopefully, the American people are finally ready to back up ‘enough is enough.’
1 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
2 - Ron Paul Denounces National ID card
3 - A National ID Bill Masquerading as Immigration Reform
4 - Press Release – State of Arizona
5 - Nevada
6 - Homeland Security blinks on Real ID
7 - Texas
1 - Gold Soars Most Since 1999 as Investors Seek Haven From Turmoil
2 - Ibid.
3 - Pelosi: Dems bear no responsibility for economic crisis
4 - Clinton Pressure to Promote Affordable Housing Led to Mortgage Meltdown
5 - Will The Coming Monetary Crisis Provide Opportunity For Reform?
6- Bernanke: We have lost control
1 - Idaho – status on bill by my friend, Rep. Phil Hart
2 - Homeland Security blinks on Real ID: No hassles on May 11
3 - National ID Card and Texas Drivers
5 - Oregon – Act Fast!
6 - Kids Have To Tumb scan for School Lunch Conditioning kids like cattle – shame on parents for not fighting this
7 - A multi-billion dollar boongoggle & threat to your Second Amendment rights
1 - Internet book I highly recommend ($9.95) No Foreclosures
This can help you stay in your home while you work with lenders
Meltdown: Taxpayers to be further plundered
1 - Those with good credit: The Next Wave Of Mortgage Defaults – Already underway
2 - Federal bank insurance fund dwindling – FDIC
3 - The biggest financial convulsion since the 1930s is far from over. With Lehman’s demise, it has entered a new phase.
4 - Wall Street crisis: Is this the death knell for derivatives?
5 - The Fed obliterates the Constitution
6 - Money market breaks the buck, freezes redemptions
7 - More bank failures coming
8 - Consumer debt defaults looming large – As more Americans lose jobs, credit cards, loans won’t be paid
9 - Ted Butler: The smoking gun
10 - Bernanke Tries to Define What Institutions Fed Could Let Fail
11 - Those with good credit: The Next Wave Of Mortgage Defaults