National ID Card

July 28, 1998
Recently the Department of Transportation called for the establishment of a national ID system by the first of October, in the year 2000. Congressman Ron Paul recently said that "We need to stop this move by the Department of Transportation dead in its tracks." He added that the system is more than just a vague plan, but a program well underway.

A little history is in order. Back in 1996, Congress passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act. This charged the federal Department of Transportation with establishing national requirements for birth certificates and drivers' licenses. Add to this the 1996 Kennedy-Kassebaum health-care law that implies that Americans may be required in the future to produce a state-issued ID that conforms to federal specifications.

If all of this sounds to you like Big Brother or even the mark of the beast, then you have company. Congressman Ron Paul believes that the Department of Transportation regulations would adversely affect Americans. He says, "Under the current state of the law, the citizens of states which have drivers' licenses that do not conform to the federal standards by October 1, 2000, will find themselves essentially stripped of their ability to participate in life as we know it." He adds that, "On that date, Americans will not be able to get a job, open a bank account, apply for Social Security or Medicare, exercise their Second Amendment rights, or even take an airplane flight, unless they can produce a state-issued ID that conforms to the federal specifications."

That is why Congressman Ron Paul has introduced a bill to stop this attempt to create a national ID card. If you agree, you might ask your congressman to co-sponsor the bill.

I'm Kerby Anderson of Probe Ministries, and that's my opinion.

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