Friday, May 25, 2007

Our Freedoms

I have just read and signed the petition: "Homeland Security scheming to track every American - Submit comments now!" Please take a moment to read about this important issue, and join me in signing the petition. It takes just 30 seconds, but can truly make a difference. We are trying to reach 5,000 signatures - please sign here:

Here is the information about tracking Americans.....
I have found that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched an attack on our privacy rights and personal freedoms.

DHS is aiming to issue a national identity card, known as Real ID, to every American. The national ID card could dictate how you travel, what government buildings you can and cannot enter and whether or not some of your financial transactions would be authorized. Doesn't that concern anyone else other than me?

I really think that America does not need this costly "big brother" nightmare. Consider the following problems this would start:

The Real ID card would enable routine tracking of individuals and send us towards a surveillance type society.
This scheme opens the floodgates to invade the privacy of ordinary, law-abiding citizens which is the majority of all Americans.
The creation of a single interlinked database which would would create one-stop shopping for identity thieves, in otherwords this would help them to do crime.
The Real ID will make it easy for any business to save your personal information and sell it to other companies. I smell greed rearing its head in this case.
People whose religious beliefs forbid them from having their pictures taken or using a social security card will be forced to obey this law to participate in our society. Isn't this a form of persecution?
This Act creates huge administrative burdens for each state and will cost Americans over $23 billion through higher taxes and licensing fees. It provides no federal funds for implementation. More money out of our pockets!
The Department of Homeland Security is accepting comments on the Real ID Act. The number of comments will be watched by many influential Members of Congress, not just your own. So why don't we weigh in and let the power of the people speak again.

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