Whatever happened to America?
By Jon Christian Ryter
Author of The Baffled Christian's Handbook
America was rightfully alarmed in late September when Representatives Bob Barr (R-GA) and Ron Paul (TX) revealed the fact that somehow, unbeknown to anyone, and for some as yet unexplained reason, the National ID Card that Hillary Clinton, Marc Tucker and Ira Magaziner had adroitly concealed in the failed Health Security Act of 1994 had somehow "accidentally" been passed, in a somewhat illegal and unconstitutional fashion, and was now "the law of the land."
Pictured (see link below) is the actual "Healthcare Passport" card currently being used in three American cities.
Displayed is the front and back of that card. This photo was scanned from the brochure used by the National Institute of Health to introduce the new card in a seminar in Denver last year. The word "passport" on the card had to have been a tongue-in-cheek addition, since it is the precursor of the internal passport that will ultimately control your ability to move freely throughout this great land.
The card is biometric.
Stored on this card is the complete medical history of the card's owner. Also stored on the card is every conceivable piece of information about that person. Imbedded in the card is a tracking device.
The plan to create and implement a National ID Card, while first made "public" in a private White House meeting on Nov. 11, 1993 and discussed in a disavowed protocol that detailed the dialogue of that meeting, is not uniquely a Clintonoid idea even though the National ID Card first appears innocuously concealed in the Health Security Act as a "healthcare benefits card" that the First Lady insisted had to be carried by every American --even if they refused to be covered by the plan--under penalty of law.
The same card, in the form of a national driver's license, had just been mandated by the European Union for all of the new European States.
A brief battle waged in Europe over the national driver's license. Most Europeans had experienced national identity cards in the past and realized quickly the new universal European driver's license was an internal passport that would give their new government the tool they needed to control their lives.
The media immediately labeled those who resisted the EU driver's license as "globalphobes" who were against progress, and wanted to return Europe to the days of the cold war. They were the extremists.
In the United States, the Clinton's knew a National ID Card spelled problems, regardless what name was put on it. However, as a healthcare card that provided each American with thousands of dollars of free medical care, they correctly surmised that the ramblings of the right wing zealots could be easily dismissed by the mainstream liberal media.
The media did its job well. The Health Security Act was the best thing since sliced bread and peanut butter. According to the media, the Health Security Act would provide healthcare for the millions upon millions of uninsured Americans. The media even obliged by ignoring the obviously flawed cost assessments as well. Hillary demanded that Congress pass the Health Security Act without any changes--reminiscent of FDR's passing the "emergency legislation" that kicked off the New Deal without allowing members of Congress to even see the legislation they were voting on -- and unconstitutionally granting Roosevelt almost dictatorial power over the United States.
Congress wasn't buying. They read the Health Security Act. Then, they rejected it. It was, they declared, the most expensive social experiment in the world. Buried in the National Archives, in the working papers of the Hillary Clinton healthcare plan, was a game plan in the event the Health Security Act went down in flaming defeat.
The game plan?
Implement another healthcare act that provided healthcare for children. No one would dare deny healthcare to children. To introduce the plan, they called on Teddy Kennedy. Kennedy failed. Kennedy, they realized, was trusted by most Americans even less than the Clintons. Next they turned to Orrin Hatch, who teamed up with Kennedy and rammed the legislation through Congress. Healthcare for kids. Of course, every- one was in favor of it. Voting against it was a good way to lose an election. And, once the law was codified, the bureaucracy possessed the authority to simply expand it to include anyone and everyone.
What was not in the legislation was funding to create a biometric health care card. The authority to do it was there, but not the money. For the money, the Clinton administration turned to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The foundation, created by the founder of Johnson & Johnson, obliged and funded the experimental program which was kicked off in three western cities (noted above). What was introduced to members of the National Institute of Health in Denver as a card that will record the inoculation records of children, includes everything from DNA typing to that individual's medical, psychiatric and financial history.
It was because the biometric card would also contain the psychiatric history of the cardholder that an employee of the National Institute of Health approached me and offered me the data that is contained in this report. In my initial meeting with the NIH employee, I was also told that this person had commented to a NIH executive that it was not good for the card to contain so much personal information that was not needed to monitor the rates of inoculation of the children covered by the program, since it would provide the government information that could easily be misused.
At that point the NIH executive laughed and said:
"What do you think we have do with the data we get from Medicare and Medicaid? We've been using it for years to apprehend and deport illegal aliens and to capture those wanted by the law."
In the case of the Health Passport, which is the precursor of the National Driver's License that will go into affect nationwide on October 1, 2000, however, there is one added feature -- it contains a tracking chip.
At a recent National Institute of Health seminar, an NIH executive proudly displayed an electronic map created by the NIH computer technicians that pinpointed every Health Passport card holder in Denver, Colorado. It was a "living map" that would track each Health Passport card holder if and when they moved.
Whether or not such a map had been created for the other two "pilot" cities is not known.
To see a picture of the "Health Passport" visit and check out the following link: