(I wrote this in 2007. It was the first paper that I had published by someone else. It got picked up by No to Real ID. At the time I was a big proponent of the mark of the beast being a microchip. Mind you, this was ten years ago and I don’t have the same views as I did back then. The Real ID has made headlines once again. Just recently our government has now told us that of we don’t have this Real ID then we won’t be able to fly. So with all that said, here is the paper that started my research into our identities identity and here are some recent articles on what’s going on now. The Homeland, California and what you need to know.)
Your ID’s Real Identity
Photo courtesy of Detroit Free Press
“Identification by card is a pervasive demand in society today. But government-issued identification cards are not required by nature or ordained by God.” – Jim Harper
The Real ID Act of 2005
On May 11th 2005, the Real ID Act was passed by the United States Government in the name of Homeland Security, which was recommended in the 9/11 Commission report of 2004. In 2007 President Bush signed an Iraq military spending bill that will fund the $82 billion Act and was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives. The emergency military spending bill covers ammunition, weapons, tracked combat vehicles, aircraft, troop housing, death benefits and the making of the electronically readable ID cards for the American people. Before the bill was sent to the Senate in 2007, President Bush vehemently said that if the bill did not pass, he would veto the decision the Senate gave him if it wasn’t to his liking. In February of 2005 the House had already approved a standalone version of the Real ID Act by a close margin of 261-161.
Now that the funding for the Real ID Act is part of the Iraq spending bill, what Senator in his right mind would vote against it? Wouldn’t voting against this military spending bill make a politician look anti-American and a hater of freedom? Wouldn’t voting against such a thing as this make a Senator look like he or she were not supporting our troops in a time of ‘war’? This is how the people on ‘the Hill’ work though. They ‘secretly’ throw their agenda into a bill that they know can’t be voted against.
The Real ID Act, which I will just call the ID card from now on, goes into effect three years after it has been signed. This makes the date of issue for the ID on May 11th 2008. On March 2nd 2007, Tim Conneally reported that “US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced today that states will be given an additional two years past the original May 11, 2008 deadline to comply with the directives of the controversial Real ID Act.” Secretary Chertoff announced that the new deadline will be on December 31st 2009. So what is all the fuss about a new ID card that seems to be a positive thing to identify terrorists and on the outside looks like it will make our lives easier?
The History of ID’s in America
Before we get into that, we need to understand that this form of ID is nothing new. It has been around since 1936 when the Social Security Number (SSN) was created. At the time of its conception it was meant to be used only as an account number associated with the administration of the Social Security system. Through the years the SSN has expanded in its use but has never been known as a universal identifier and the efforts of some to make it one, have been consistently rejected. “In 1971, the Social Security Administration task force on the SSN rejected the extension of the Social Security Number to the status of an ID card. In 1973, the Health, Education and Welfare Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Automated Personal Data Systems concluded that a national identifier was not desirable.
In 1976, the Federal Advisory Committee on False Identification rejected the idea of an identifier. In 1977, the Carter Administration reiterated that the SSN was not to become an identifier, and in 1981 the Reagan Administration stated that it was “explicitly opposed” to the creation of a national ID card. The Clinton administration advocated a “Health Security Card” in 1993 and assured the public that the card, issued to every American, would have “full protection for privacy and confidentiality.” Still, the idea was rejected and the health security card was never created. In 1999 Congress repealed a controversial provision in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 which gave authorization to include Social Security Numbers on driver’s licenses.”
This brings us to another form of identification, the Drivers License. “The first examination and licensing ordinance in the United States was instituted in Chicago around 1899, modeled on the law in France. In other words, this practice was a European import. Beginning in 1903 with Massachusetts and Missouri, U.S. states began requiring drivers to be licensed. Wyoming did not require drivers’ licenses until 1947. Missouri waited 49 years after it began licensing drivers to examine their competence. The average state waited more than eight years. South Dakota did not have a driver’s license exam until 1959.” You see, we have been getting some sort of identification card one way or another.
The History of ID’s in the World
Now let’s look at a historical view of identification cards. We have seen how ID’s have affected the United States; let’s see how ID’s have affected the world in just this last century. July 1st, 1907 the Asiatic Law Amendment Act or Black Act was passed in South Africa. This act required Indians (from India, not Native Americans) to register and be fingerprinted within 30 days of this law passing or they were to face heavy penalties. Under the law, Indians would be made to produce their registration cards at any time and in any place. Police officers would be able to enter Indians’ homes to examine their permits.
The basis of the law was to prevent Indians from migrating into the province and to expel them entirely. It took several years of protests, marches, and imprisonment, but Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi and his satyagrahis otherwise known as his “soul force” found a compromise with the South African government. The compromise was memorialized in a new law, the Indian Relief Act of 1914. The act lifted several of the sanctions against the Indians in South Africa but it is still unclear historically if it reversed the registration and ID requirement. Many say it just watered it down all together. In July 1914, Ghandi left South Africa forever and many people criticized him for achieving more moral victories than real ones.
A few decades later, South Africa passed the Natives (Abolition of Passes and Co-ordination of Documents) Act of 1952, which was part of its apartheid (racial discrimination) system. This required all black people to carry identification with them at all time, subject to criminal penalties. These laws however were repealed when South Africa renounced apartheid in the late 1980s.
South Africa is not the only government to use registries and identification requirements to herd and manipulate a population. The history of Ghandi’s Indians is about the only story historically that worked out for the good. From 1928 to 1932, some 12 million peasants migrated so Soviet Russia – and as many as 3.5 million to the areas around Moscow and Leningrad alone.
These movements threatened to jeopardize the rationing systems that had been set up in those cities since 1929. Claimants for ration cards had increased from 26 million in 1929 to nearly 40 million in late 1932. In order to solve the ‘problem’, the Soviet authorities introduced a series of steps that included an internal passport system. The decree of December 4th, 1932, gave all adults a passport if they had not been robbed of their rights in the form of a propiska or official stamp. This showed legal residence and would determine whether they were entitled to a ration card, a social security card, or the right to a home.
The authorities would determine what cities were to be open or closed. Family ties, marriage or specific jobs determined whether people had the right to live in closed cities, which by the way were better supplied. These closed cities included seven cities – Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Odessa, Minsk, Rostov, and Vladivostok. The government had issued 27 million passports by the end of 1933. Anyone who did not have a propiska would be purged and deported. In Moscow during the first week of the program more than 3,000 people were ‘caught’. The government refused passports to 385,000 people in closed cities which forced these people to vacate their homes. Many other people simply left knowing that they to would be denied passports.
In the following years, this system led to hundreds of thousands of arrests and purges. They would perform spot checks at railway stations and marketplaces, which turned up thousands of passport law violators. In the week from late June to early July 1933, the authorities arrested thousands of Gypsies in Moscow and deported them to Siberian ‘work villages’ and thousands from Kiev. The police deported 18,000 people from Leningrad and Moscow in April, June, and July of that same year. Imagine going to the store to get bread or even getting off at the wrong train station and being picked up for document violations and disappearing forever. Millions died during deportation, in exile camps, and in gulags set up by the Soviet state.
Before World War II, Holland’s government considered a national identity card in 1939 but dismissed it because of the implication that every citizen was a potential criminal, something that was contrary to Dutch tradition. When Germany occupied Holland in May of 1940, the country’s population registers made a ton of information available to the Nazi regime. They used these registers to compile lists of people for arrest and deportation. The fact that these registers existed convinced many, including Jews, that there was no point in resisting a later census or the identification card requirement that would to be soon imposed.
The authorities already had all the information they needed to enforce such requirements. Shortly after surrendering to the Nazis, The Dutch government did require an ID card. The Nazis, as the Soviets did previously, used the ID card system to check on a regular basis, people on public transportation (busses or trains) or people just walking in the streets. On January 10th, 1941, the Nazis decreed the registration of the Jews in Holland and their papers were to be stamped with a J. A huge card index would contain the details from each card.
This type of index system would be carried over to the Nazi holocaust camps. Nazi Germany literally marked the Jewish people who were in concentration camps with a tattoo of a five-digit number and was able to catalogue every single person that they had imprisoned. The sixth and final number was only added after they were deceased which by the way was the number 6. The Nazi Regime used what is called the Hollerith Machine, which was a punch card system that aided in the cataloguing of the concentration camp population. The Hollerith Machine was invented by Herman Hollerith, American inventor, born in Buffalo, New York, and educated at Columbia University. “He devised a system of encoding data on cards through a series of punched holes.
This system proved useful in statistical work and was important in the development of the digital computer. Hollerith’s machine, used in the 1890 U.S. census, “read” the cards by passing them through electrical contacts. Closed circuits, which indicated whole positions, could then be selected and counted. His Tabulating Machine Company (1896) was a predecessor to the International Business Machines Corporation.” He died on November 17, 1929 not seeing what his invention had become. It will be significant to remember that “His Tabulating Machine Company (1896) was a predecessor to the International Business Machines Corporation”, (jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/Hollerith.html).
This company is also called IBM, who by the way, his company became a part of in 1924.
Many will say, “It can’t happen here, this is America and besides, this was 60 years ago, times have changed.” Well, you are right on one thing, times have changed and they are not for the better. Times have changed for the worse. Remember only two decades ago in Rwanda? Most people don’t realize how many people were slaughtered during this time. In the 1994 Rwandan genocide, it was a national identification card with the designation ‘Tutsi’ that brought maiming and death by machete to hundreds of thousands of people. Men, women and children faced the same horrors. Thousands sought refuge in places they thought were to be safe and protected areas, in churches. But this did not stop a demonic force that did not care.
Can this same thing happen to millions of Americans if a religious war ensues? The last holocaust will look like child’s play according to the Bible. Not only 10 million Jews will die, but hundreds of millions of Christians could face the same extermination. What if the government you thought was here to protect you from these evils is in fact the problem? You would be gullible not to think that a national ID card in America could not end up in the same way as other ID’s in other countries. In the past, the problem has always been on what information is on the card. Now, the problem isn’t what’s on the card but what is inside the card. It is the information that the card carries that now poses the problems.
What information will this card hold?
So what information will this card carry? The type of information that will be on the Real ID Card should make many wonder what is really going on. Let’s remember that in very recent history and in the past, authoritarian governments in many countries have used ID systems to administer sometimes very demonic programs. These types of systems have allowed totalitarian governments like Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union to achieve their demonic agendas very effectively. Remember hearing the phrase, “your papers please”? Don’t be surprised if you hear this in the very near future.
This ID Card will be machine readable which means, there could be one of three things on this card in order for it to be read; 1) a magnetic strip like you see on credit cards and state issued drivers license, 2) an enhanced bar code like you see on items you purchase every day or 3) a Radio Frequency Identification or RFID chip that is now in U.S. Passports and as of recently, Homeland Security wants to issue RFID-outfitted IDs to foreign visitors who enter the country at the Canadian and Mexican borders.
In July of 2007 Homeland Security plans to start a yearlong test of the technology at checkpoints in Arizona, New York and Washington State. In the past, Homeland Security has indicated it likes the concept of RFID chips. The minimum requirements of the ID Card will include: the person’s full legal name, date of birth, gender, driver’s license or identification card number, a digital photograph, address of principle residence, signature, physical security features designed to prevent tampering, counterfeiting or duplication of the document for fraudulent purposes and a common-machine readable technology which I already went over. These are the minimum requirements.
Mandatory requirements also include a sample of your DNA, a retinal (eye) or facial scan and a fingerprint to be included. They say this card is to be issued on a ‘voluntary’ basis but Barry Steinhardt, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s technology and liberty program, says: “It’s going to result in everyone, from the 7-Eleven store to the bank and airlines, demanding to see the ID card. They’re going to scan it in. They’re going to have all the data on it from the front of the card…It’s going to be not just a national ID card but a national database.”
Now keep in mind this quote is from the director of the ACLU (Anti Christ Liberties Union is what I call it) who has taken prayer out of schools and the Ten Commandments off of government sites. So what I am saying here is that this is what I call an antichrist or anti-God organization that recognizes that this card is clearly more than it is made out to be. According to his statement, you might not be able to buy or sell without having this ID Card.
Is this just a human assumption and conjecture that we won’t be able to buy or sell or is this law hidden somewhere inside the Real ID Act? Or does it exist somewhere else where no one is able to find it? Would this be fact or fiction? The Strive Act – Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act of 2007- was introduce by Representative Luis Guitierrez (D-Ill.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). This Act also introduces the EEVS (Employment Eligibility Verification System) proposal which is the backbone of this 2007 Act.
The EEVS proposal requires all people – both citizens and non-citizens – to obtain and present newly proposed documents such as a Social Security Card and driver’s license that is compliant with the Real ID Act in order to work or continue working. This means, plain and simple, everyone would have to obtain permission from the government to get a job. The EEVS would also require every employer in the United States to verify the employment eligibility of their workers through this EEVS database.
This database will also be used to verify the work eligibility of all American citizen job applicants. On the outside, this EEVS proposal looks like it only affects immigrants but when you read through it, it applies to everyone in the U.S. About 16,000 employers nationwide are currently and voluntarily participating in the EEVS Basic Pilot Program but this federal mandate requires expansion to mandatory use by every American employer. This will affect at least 160 million American and non-American workers; all done in the name of security. Imagine having to get permission from the government to get a job. Maybe that is why employers in California and Texas do background checks on you to see if you have any past credit problems i.e. bankruptcy. Have they been preparing us for a time like this where we are to get permission in order to work?
According to the White House website “The Bill Will Increase Penalties For Employers Who Hire Illegal Workers”. So what this is saying is this. If you don’t have the compliant ID issued by the government then you will be considered someone who is working illegally in this country and not only you but the employer will face penalties. If you don’t have a ‘government issued or government authorized ID’, which will be checked electronically against federal and state databases you will be considered an alien or illegal worker of this country. These documents include as follows:
– U.S. Passports issued by the State Department (for U.S. Citizens only).
– Document issued by DHS or the State Department containing photo, biometrics, other such personal identifying info needed to ensure identity (for non-citizens).
– State-issued, Real ID Act compliant license presented along with a Social Security Card.
– For a limited period before implementation of the Real ID Act, a State-issued license with a photograph that can be verified by DHS, presented along with a birth certificate and Social Security Card.
The penalties are as follows for those who disobey the government:
– The maximum criminal penalty for a pattern or practice of hiring illegal workers will increase 25-fold, from $3,000 per alien to $75,000 per alien.
– The maximum civil fine for first offenders will rise from $2,000 to $5,000.
– The maximum civil fine for three-time offenders will jump from $10,000 to $25,000.
– The bill imposes tougher legal standards on employers, making it easier to prosecute businesses that hire and continue to employ illegal aliens.
This comes directly from the White House website at http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/05/20070530-7.html. I am pretty sure all employers in America will conform to these laws very fast. So the ACLU is right in that you won’t be able to work without this Real ID in your hand. Maybe we shouldn’t have been so quick to jump on the immigration bandwagon with the whole documentation thing for illegals. It put us, in the long run, in the same boat as them. Welcome to the Germany of the 21st Century.
The Global ID?
This new ID card is not just for Americans. It is a global identity card which some countries have already put into effect. France, Germany and Italy already have ID cards according to the BBC while Japan is still waiting to get on the boat. The U.K., U.S. and Australia are going to be in full compliance by 2010. The BBC issued a full list of the 49 types of information which the Identity Cards Bill for the U.K. says may be on the register. It is lengthy but I think it is relevant even for people in the U.S.:
• full name
• other names by which person is or has been known
• date of birth
• place of birth
• address of principal place of residence in the United Kingdom
• the address of every other place in the United Kingdom or elsewhere where person has a place of residence.
• a photograph of head and shoulders
• other biometric information
• entitlement to remain in the United Kingdom where that entitlement derives from a grant of leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom, the terms and conditions of that leave
Personal reference numbers
• National Identity Registration Number
• the number of any ID card issued
• allocated national insurance number
• the number of any relevant immigration document
• the number of their United Kingdom passport
• the number of any passport issued to the individual by or on behalf of the authorities of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom or by or on behalf of an international organization
• the number of any document that can be used by them (in some or all circumstances) instead of a passport;
• the number of any identity card issued to him/her by the authorities of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom
• any reference number allocated to him/her by the secretary of state in connection with an application made by him for permission to enter or to remain in the United Kingdom
• the number of any work permit relating to him/her;
• any driver number given to him/her by a driving license;
• the number of any designated document which is held by him/her and is a document the number of which does not fall within any of the preceding sub-paragraphs
• the date of expiry or period of validity of a document the number of which is recorded by virtue of this paragraph.
• information falling within the preceding paragraphs that has previously been recorded about him/her in the Register
• particulars of changes affecting that information and of changes made to his/her entry in the Register
• date of death.
Registration and ID card history
• the date of every application for registration made by him/her
• the date of every application by him/her for a modification of the contents of his entry
• the date of every application by him/her confirming the contents of his entry (with or without changes)
• the reason for any omission from the information recorded in his/her entry
• particulars (in addition to its number) of every ID card issued to him/her
• whether each such card is in force and, if not, why not
• particulars of every person who has countersigned an application by him/her for an ID card or a designated document, so far as those particulars were included on the application
• particulars of every notification given about lost, stolen and damaged ID cards
• particulars of every requirement by the secretary of state for the individual to surrender an ID card issued to him.
• the information provided in connection with every application to be entered in the Register, for a modification of the contents of his entry or for the issue of an ID card
• the information provided in connection with every application confirming entry in the Register (with or without changes)
• particulars of the steps taken, in connection with an application mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) or otherwise, for identifying the applicant or for verifying the information provided in connection with the application
• particulars of any other steps taken or information obtained for ensuring that there is a complete, up-to-date and accurate entry about that individual in the Register
• particulars of every notification given by that individual for changing details in the register.
• a personal identification number to be used for facilitating the making of applications for information recorded in his/her entry, and for facilitating the provision of the information;
• a password or other code to be used for that purpose or particulars of a method of generating such a password or code
• questions and answers to be used for identifying a person seeking to make such an application or to apply for or to make a modification of that entry.
Records of provision of information
• particulars of every occasion on which information contained in the individual’s entry has been provided to a person
• particulars of every person to whom such information has been provided on such an occasion
• other particulars, in relation to each such occasion, of the provision of the information.
The Australian’s have what is called a Smart Card, which carries a computer chip (which is similar to the ones found in cell phones) which stores information. Here is what this card holds:
“The Commonwealth’s area of the card includes the following information:
– legal and preferred name if one is used, date of birth, if requested to print it on surface of card, gender, residential address, photo, digitized signature, card number, card expiry date, encrypted PIN if you choose to have one, Medicare number or Department of Veterans’ Affairs file number, if applicable, other benefit card information and concession status. Other information could be collected on the card as determined by the Secretary that is “reasonably necessary for the administration of the Register or your Access Card”. (www.cpa.org.au/garchve07/1307card2.html)
It looks as though they are all getting the same information, doesn’t it? In fact the ID card in the Middle East includes what religion you are. Haven’t you ever wondered how Muslims know who is Christian and who isn’t? It is typed right on the front of the card, so not only does it say you are a Christian but it says what denomination you are. Catholic, Protestant, Mormon or whatever you are, it is there.
So we can clearly see that this is not just a United States government conspiracy but in reality it is an antichrist spirit plot to bring in the antichrist that will keep track of ever living and breathing thing on this planet. This is the beginning of the antichrist system coming into place. As of September 2007 there are 16 states that are fighting this card:
• Tennessee, SJR 0248 (enrolled June 14, 2007)
• South Carolina, S 449 (enrolled June 5, 2007)
• Nebraska, (adopted May 30, 2007)
• New Hampshire, HB 685 (adopted May 24, 2007)
• Illinois, HJR 0027 (adopted May 22, 2007)
• Missouri, HCR 20 (adopted May 17, 2007)
• Nevada, AJR 6 (enrolled May 14, 2007)
• Colorado, HJR 1047 (signed May 14, 2007)
• Georgia, SB 5 (signed May 11, 2007)
• Hawaii, SCJ 31 (adopted April 25, 2007)
• North Dakota, SCR 4040 (signed April 20, 2007)
• Washington (signed April 18, 2007)
• Montana, HB 287 (signed April 17, 2007)
• Arkansas, SCR 22 (signed March 28, 2007)
• Idaho, HJM 3 (signed March 12, 2007)
• Maine, SP 113 (adopted January 25, 2007)
Don’t’ hold your breath. These states will eventually buy into this scheme by 2010. If they choose not too, they will be blacklisted by the government and their funds will stop. You will find many people who are Christians, gun owners and those who hold to their Constitutional rights suddenly disappear and find themselves in prison camps. These are the ones who oppose this ID the most. Once they are gone, there is no one else to fight the system. CNN goes on to make this statement, “Americans may need passports to board domestic flights or to picnic in a national park next year if they live in one of the states defying the Federal ID Act.”
To mark or not to mark?
Is this the mark of the beast according to the Book of Revelation? NO! This is the first global step to identifying every person on the planet by the means of an ID card and this will enable the world government to track every move you make. It doesn’t matter where you are on this planet because they will know. This is to put every person in a single database. And these ID Cards aren’t invincible, as we will see with the RFID chips. And I use the term invincible in the sense of what we know as ‘identity theft or identity fraud”.
Identity fraud is the use of another person’s identity to defraud people and institutions out of money, goods, and services. People everyday get their information stolen from their credit cards and they don’t even know it. Here is a news article from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) regarding ‘skimmers’.
“ID Thieves Use ‘Skimmers’ to Gather Credit Card Data. This week, New York prosecutors charged thirteen people in a counterfeiting ring where restaurant servers on the East Coast (from Connecticut to Florida) skimmed data from customers’ credit cards. The financial data was easily accessed, downloaded and misused by the criminals because anyone with a skimmer device was able to read the unprotected machine readable zones. In the Department of Homeland Security’s draft regulations to implement the REAL ID Act, the agency is proposing to leave the card’s machine readable zone open and unprotected, even though its own Privacy Office has recommended the zone be encrypted. EPIC has explained that this leaves the personal data vulnerable to misuse. The deadline for public comment is May 8. 2007(Apr. 21).”
Skimmers are the machines used to swipe credit cards when making your a purchase. You can see them being used in the new Visa commercials. What people are doing is taking these ‘skimmers’ into stores at checkout lines where people are holding their credit cards in their hands and the skimmers are in bags or purses. They walk by someone with a credit card and swipe the information from the card without anyone knowing what has taken place. They now have all of your credit card information.
So, the hacking of the new ID card is inevitable. Not only will someone be able to steal your credit card information, but when they steal your ID card information, they will have your whole life in their possession. You see though, this is the plan. The failure of the global ID card will welcome the implantable microchip with open arms. Who can steal your information when the information is in your body, literally! And who is behind the world’s leader in implantable microchips like the VeriChip…IBM.
“Fast forward to the year 2006, we have IBM funding the parent company of the Verichip namely Applied Digital Solutions [ADSX]. The VeriChip Corporation is both FDA approved and patented with the owner of patent (#6,400,338) granted recently to VeriChip’s manufacturer, Digital Angel Corporation, with worldwide patents pending. As history has a funny habit of repeating itself. Study World War II closely on how IBM backed the Nazi Regime utilizing the Hollerith Machine. The Hollerith Machine was a punch card system that aided in cataloguing the population. This IBM technology gave the fascist, totalitarian state the much needed technology boost to increase its rate of human data processing. The goal was simple, extreme nationalism which called for the unification of all German-speaking peoples and eradicating the enemies of the state namely the Jews and other non-compliant races.” – Wethepeoplewillnotbechipped.com
So the conclusion is this, if you want to work, feed your family, buy things, board planes and trains, fulfill your jury duty obligations, enter into state and federal buildings, attend state parks and basically live a normal life, you need to give up a few things. You will no longer have your freedom or rights, your privacy and security as a human being, you will be tracked everywhere you go and treated as cattle. If this sounds like something you need to give up for your ‘security’, then you will have to face the consequences in the future. Just think, in the future you will be known as a 9 or 18 digit number instead of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Blow. Remember the last time people were known as numbers and not names?