Just Say No to National ID
away as New London Connecticut gathered to defy national
identification systems. In full view of the social security
administration, social security cards were burned, sending a message
that national ID will not be accepted. Around twenty activists
gathered to take part in the torching festivities.
When Social Security was first foisted on America, the cards were
imprinted with, "Not to be used for Identification." People were wary
of the tyranny involved with a national ID card, so the government had
to promise that the Social Security number would never be used for ID.
They have broken that promise. As Americans became resigned to the
idea of having a national number, the promise was quietly removed from
the cards. Now, of course, the social security number is used for so
many purposes, it is a defacto national ID number. Doctors, banks,
motor vehicle departments, utilities companies…the list is endless of
groups wanting your national ID number, groups having nothing to do
with social security and retirement funds.
Now, with the passage of the Real ID act, the National ID card is
outright law, and no longer just a defacto national ID number.
Individuals wishing to travel in this country, whether it be driving
themselves or riding on trains, busses, and airplanes will now be
required to carry their national ID card, with their national ID
number included on it. Even walking in public requires a person to
carry their ID, as recent court decisions show. National ID cards are
to carry "biometric data" probably in the form of a RFID chip, which
can be read from a distance. Personal data about you will be
available to any hacker on the street, in addition to being given to
the Mexican and Canadian governments.
National ID cards have long been a tool of tyrannical government. A
government which abuses and therefore fears its populace needs to be
able to track them at all times. No government who governs justly
need barricade itself in, as Washington D.C. has done. A government
who remains the servant of the people need not track the peoples'
To protest the injustice of the national ID number and national ID
card, Russell Kanning, Kat Dillon and Lauren Canario of NHFree.com
burned their social security cards in front of the social security
administration in Concord, NH. A battered Lady Liberty made her
appearance. National ID and the Patriot Act have given Ms. Liberty a
rough few years. Signs at the event read, "Your number citizen,
Welcome to the Machine," and "Social Security: The Big Lie. World's
largest pyramid scheme. Ponzi would be proud." Signs were left for
SS Admin employees to enjoy the next workday. Kanning left the event
with the satisfaction of knowing that, "I finally said no to the
government on issues of being numbered and being a part of the social
security system." Young William G., age 4, who attended the event
stated emphatically, "I don't want to be a number!"
Social Security Card Burn, The Movie is now available, free!
(About 5 1/2 minutes)
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