Friday, February 17, 2017

Protect your liberties by supporting the Repeal Real ID Act

From Campaign For Liberty:

The calendar may say 2017, but unless you and I act today it may soon seem like 1984. . .

That's because the Department of Homeland Security has announced it will start requiring states to comply with the so-called REAL ID Act, more accurately called Dangerous ID!

Under this Dangerous ID scheme passed in 2005, but only now starting to be enforced, Washington, D.C. is set to impose a never-ending list of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses. . .

If your state does not conform to the federal standards, your state driver’s license is not an acceptable ID. . .

So when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begins enforcing Dangerous ID, you could be forbidden from entering a federal building. . .

Or even boarding an airplane!

And that’s just the start!

That’s why I’m counting on you to please sign your “NO Dangerous ID” petition IMMEDIATELY.

As you’ll see, this petition insists your senators cosponsor the REPEAL Real ID Act (S.126).

Without your action, I truly fear what could lay ahead for you and me.

You see, the current law gives DHS unlimited authority to require Dangerous ID for any other activity.

It also allows DHS to require your dangerous ID contains “biometric” features!

Dangerous ID also requires that your personal information — including your biometric identifiers like fingerprints and retina scans — be stored in a federal database.

And, even worse, all of this information about you is shared with other states, various agencies within the federal government, and even foreign governments.

Gun ownership, health records, purchasing habits, religious beliefs — virtually anything you could dream up — could all be added to this massive, Dangerous ID database.

Following DHS's announcement that it would stop granting state waivers from Dangerous ID’s mandates, many politicians in states that have resisted REAL ID are now plotting to surrender your liberty and privacy to bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.

The good news is Campaign for Liberty has launched a two-stage program to stop Dangerous ID. . .

First, Campaign for Liberty’s state groups are working to block any attempt by their state governments to cave in to the federal government and force their states to comply with Dangerous ID.

Campaign for Liberty has been fighting at the state level for years to stop politicians from caving in on this critical issue, but now it’s time to take the fight to Congress.

That's why we are launching a second program. . . a national campaign to repeal Dangerous ID.

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) has introduced the REPEAL ID Act (S.126), which will fully repeal Section II of the REAL ID Act of 2005, eliminating the need for a national ID card.

It's CRITICAL you sign your NO DANGEROUS ID Petition to your senators at once.

The petition demands your senators cosponsor the Repeal ID Act.

You and I both know the power the federal government gains from Dangerous ID WILL be abused.

Just consider the massive scandal exposing the NSA's spying on American citizens. . .

Not to mention the IRS harassment and intimidation of Tea Party and pro-liberty groups. . .

We have even seen the IRS try to force Campaign for Liberty to hand over confidential information about our supporters!

Can anyone doubt that once "well-meaning" government bureaucrats know exactly how we live, they will ramp up their efforts to run our lives through more laws, regulations, taxes, and other restraints?

In fact, it will only be a matter of time until they spend their workdays making sure you and I don't go anywhere, read anything, eat anything, or drink anything they think we "shouldn't be allowed to."

If we don’t roll back Dangerous ID while continuing to stop states from bowing to D.C.’s anti-liberty demands, all of your information will be shared between states and even with other countries.

Think about what the federal, state, and even foreign governments could track — and control — with access to your ID.

If you've ever legally purchased certain prescription drugs, the government can deny your ability to purchase a firearm. Once they have your ID they can track both sales.

They can also track your financial transactions and all of your travel.

Dangerous ID needs to be stopped.

As I mentioned above, several Campaign for Liberty state groups are fighting the implementation of Dangerous ID in their states right now.

Grassroots liberty leaders are pushing back in the state legislatures where bills are being rammed through.

These efforts are important in delaying Dangerous ID and building a movement to repeal the federal bill. . .

But until we repeal the REAL ID Act, none of us will be safe.

Stopping Dangerous ID will not be easy, since support for the bill cuts across party lines — from statists like Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to U.S. Representatives Peter King (R-NY) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

That's why it's so CRITICAL you sign your “NO DANGEROUS ID” petition to your senators now.

Then, please make your most generous contribution of $15, $10, or $5 to help Campaign for Liberty stop Dangerous ID.

With your support, Campaign for Liberty will be able to contact more pro-liberty Americans to alert them to the threat Dangerous ID poses to their liberties and mobilize them to help repeal this law.

And, funds permitting, we will run hard-hitting radio and TV ads.

Your contribution will also help Campaign for Liberty’s state groups turn up the pressure on wavering state legislators.

I know that $15 is not just a lot to ask, but more than you have ever given in the past, but consider the stakes. . .

Dangerous ID is scheduled to be forced on every American in the next few months. . .

So we must not only act, but act fast.

So if $15 is too much right now, please consider a special contribution of $10 or $5.

And make sure you sign your “NO Dangerous ID” petition and then forward this email to your friends and family so they may sign the petition too.

For liberty,

Ron Paul

P.S. Dangerous ID violates the privacy of every American citizen, putting your identity and liberty at extreme risk.

It does NOTHING to make America more secure, despite what proponents claim. In fact, if every state complies, innocent American citizens like you will be monitored. . .

. . . while those who lack proper documentation will go about their lives as usual.

So please sign your “NO DANGEROUS ID” Petition to your U.S. Senators today.

And make your most generous contribution of $15, $10, or $5 to help Campaign for Liberty ramp up our efforts to stop Dangerous ID.

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