Big Brother is most certainly watching, and some of our congressmen would like to hand over yet another civil liberty to the omnipotent enemy.
For Americans, freedom must remain their most precious gift. The moment that we begin to take our liberty for granted is the moment that we have lost our national identity. America is meant to be the bastion of civilization’s openness and goodwill, and the pursuit of happiness cannot truly take place without the wide ranging freedoms that we currently enjoy.
Not everyone understands that, of course, and some of those who are lax on liberty are also easily corruptible by power of greed. This mean that our personal data, and the value that it represents, has wilted the spines of lawmakers in the United States who would gladly sell out their constituents for a bigger piece of the personal pie.
Such is the case regarding a new bill making the rounds in the D.C. Swamp that would require Americans to carry a biometric national ID card at all times.
“Earlier this month, Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA-6] introduced H.R.4760 – Securing America’s Future Act of 2018, a sweeping bill that entails everything from Education and the Workforce to Homeland Security to the military. Also, tucked away in this 400-page behemoth of a bill are the details of a new biometric National ID card that could soon be required for everyone.“Not surprisingly, there is almost no media coverage on this legislation.
“H.R. 4760 establishes a mandatory National Identification system that requires all Americans to carry a government-approved ID containing ‘biometric features.’ Without this card, according to the legislation, you will not be able to work in this country.
“The legislation was drafted under the auspices of providing a legislative solution for the current beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“However, as Ron Paul points out, ‘this bill would give DACA recipients a 3-year renewable legal status while forcing a biometric National ID card on virtually everyone else.’”
While we’ll admit that our love for Ron Paul continues to this day, he’s making a completely salient point.
The American people are free, and they must remain free. The idea that every American should be somehow registered with the government more so than they already are is preposterous. Not every man, woman, and child in our nation wants to be part of the hive mind or the club. For these citizens, their happiness comes from peace, quiet, and solitude, and they have no need to identify themselves beyond a social security number and perhaps a driver’s license…And in America, they are still free to pursue that happiness.