November 2004 Missive

From the Publisher's Desk
November 1st, 2004

"Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority. Anonymity is not a pernicious, fraudulent practice, but an honorable tradition of advocacy and of dissent."
- The U.S. Supreme Court upholding Americans' right to be anonymous in the landmark 1995 decision, McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission.



Your friendly ID card coming to you soon with love from Big Brother!

Take a good look at the ID card above. It will contain your iris' (eye scan,) finger prints, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, weight, height, eye color, hair color, signature and finger prints. Privacy? There ain't anymore so get over it! Scary isn't it?

Now take a look at the chart below. That chart will grow and grow and grow with more countries in a very short period of time. Soon the United Kingdom will be added, then all the other Western European countries. Canada already has an ID card on line. And don't think that the USA doesn't have one either. How about your social security number?

Just try opening a bank account, obtaining a passport, drivers license or any government service without your SSN without your SSN and see what happens.

Now think about the forthcoming biometric passports in the US and elsewhere. Aren't they a form of a ID card, especially when they will track you and record everyplace you've been?

Now is the time to fight back and save your sovereignty. Contact your MP, congressman or senator. Write to the newspapers, TV and radio stations and let them know how you feel before its too late. Subscribe to our FREE newsletter and tell your friends about us and how you feel about ID cards. Knowledge is power and you do have to power to stop this disease dead in it tracks before its too late.

Time is running out for your freedoms and privacy. What are you going to do about it?

See you next issue.

Shamrock

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Some of the Western countries using identity cards
 
Country ID card status Functions Other information
France

Voluntary (police can request confirmation of ID but cannot demand the card) Used to prove ID to open bank accounts, in financial transactions and as a travel document within the EU Contains basic personal information, but no biometric data. Not used to get health or education services
Germany

Compulsory Police, local government and customs business Cards have PIN and other personal details
Italy

Compulsory (police can ask to see it) To open bank accounts and for financial transactions and travel within EU Contains basic personal information, but no biometric data. Not used to get health or education services
Japan

None N/A Photo driving licences used for ID. Foreigners living in Japan need Alien Registration card for tax, health care and public services
United States

None
President Bush has resisted calls for one in the wake of heightened security fears following the 11 September attacks
N/A Photo driving licences used as unofficial forms of ID and can be used to prove identity and age. Social security numbers are the de facto ID card in Amerika. It is estimated that there are more than 650 files in thousands of databases on each American.
Source: Liberty/Charter88/International embassies