Current Shamrock Missive

From the Publisher's Desk
October 2007

"The [U.S.] Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals ... it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government ... it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizen's protection against the government."

- Ayn Rand - WMail Issue #36.


Will you're DNA be required in order to travel?

The article. "Lower house of French parliament approves immigration bill"
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/09/20/europe/EU-GEN-France-Immigration.php is very scary indeed. It is but a short step to 'mandatory' providing of DNA for one government 'privilege' or another. PT Shamrock's believes that this is in store for all in the west sooner rather than later.

It hasn't been that long since passports were first required in most instances for travel, circa 1914. The term 'passport' most probably originates not from sea ports, but from medieval documents required to pass through the gate ('porte') of city walls. In medieval Europe, such documents could be issued to any traveler by local authorities and generally contained a list of towns and cities through which the holder was permitted to pass. This system continued in France, for example, until the 1860s. During this time, passports were often not required for travel to seaports, which were considered open trading points, but were required to travel from them to inland cities. Early passports often, but not always, contained a physical description of the holder, with photographs being added only in the early decades of the 20th century, as photography became cheaper and more widespread.

Before World War I, passports were not widely used for international travel, and in most areas, few people had one. According to the website for Passport Canada, "The rising popularity of rail travel in the mid-19th century led to an explosion of tourism throughout Europe and caused a complete breakdown in the European passport and visa
system. In answer to this crisis, France abolished passports and visas in 1861. Other European countries followed suit, and by 1914, passport requirements had been eliminated practically everywhere in Europe."[1] Crossing a border was usually very easy, and no supporting documentation or declarations were required. However, internal
passports were commonly required for travel within a handful of countries, including the Ottoman Empire and tsarist Russia, where they were commonly held documents.

During World War I, European governments had a greater interest in preventing people with useful skills or potential manpower from leaving, and keeping out spies or other security threats, so passports were increasingly demanded at border crossings. After the war, the new controls were not removed and became standard procedure, although not without controversy. British tourists of the 1920s complained about the new annoyances, and especially about the attached photographs and physical descriptions, which led to a "nasty dehumanization" in the words of one traveler.
Source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passport

Back to DNA; it is our humble opinion that in the near future the short step from DNA for immigrants applying to join relatives; to tourist being required to provide their DNA before or upon arrival; then further demands for DNA in order to receive some benefit from your government, is most likely forthcoming, sooner rather than later.

This has been government modus operandi for decades now and we don't see any difference here. The names may change, the reasons for such demands may differ, but the bottom line is your ass and privacy is on the line.

At the end of the day your DNA is the ultimate identifier and the Terrocrats know it. The bottom line is what are you going to do about it?

See you next issue!

PT Shamrock

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