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YOUR HELP NEEDED TO STOP NATIONAL ID CARD! - 10/7/2004

·      Federal driver’s license standards embedded in intelligence-reform bill passed by Senate on Wednesday

·      Would serve as de facto national ID card, set stage for medical database

·      House version requires database sharing with Mexico & Canada

·      House may vote by FRIDAY!!!

 

Proposed federal standards for new driver's licenses contained in the intelligence-reform bill moving through Congress creates a national identification card, according to civil liberties groups on both sides of the aisle.


The Senate passed its intelligence-reform bill yesterday by a 96-2 vote, and the House is expected to vote on its version by the end of the week.


Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and one of the amendment's sponsors, defended the legislation that was quietly added Friday. However, he said the provision still needs work, which could be completed when both bills are hammered out in conference committee.  His only defense was that he didn’t “intend” for it to become a national ID.  But we all know about Congress’s problems with “good intentions.”

 

The new standards for driver’s licenses would be set by the Homeland Security and Transportation Departments, and any cards not conforming would be invalid.

 

WE NEED TO STOP THIS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BY FRIDAY!

 

Read the whole story:

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20041007-123853-6683r.htm

 

 

CALL OR WRITE YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY!

202- 224-3121

www.house.gov/writerep

 

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