Monday, May 09, 2005

Roughly 48 Hours Remain to Oppose National ID card.

This one was a complete surprise. Packed in with the latest Iraq Military Funding bill, the proposed national ID card legislation passed the House and is on a fast track for the Senate later this week.

Having a national ID card is a bad idea on so many different levels, it's hard to know just where to start. If you agree, for just about any reason, please give your Senators a quick FAX and phone call to urge them to oppose the National ID card legislation.

There should be some rule of government that prevents things like this from riding along with important legislation, that is politically difficult to oppose. Regardless of where you stand on the Iraq war, failing to approve funding for the troops is politically deadly given the mid-term elections coming in 2006.

That's what makes this whole effort to create a national ID card such a surprise. It passed the house, many of whom did not even get much of a chance to review the legislation and fear the sound bites if they did oppose it. We should not have our elected officials be forced to make a choice like this becuase it's a no win for everyone but those select few that want this national ID card to happen. As it stands now, you either support the troops and support a national ID card, or support neither and we all know what that means.

Ask John Kerry how well failing to support the troops comes across during an election.

We have one more shot at this while the bill is in the Senate. We need to let our senators know we understand the difference between supporting the troops and the damage a national ID card will cause. We also need to let them know they have our support. The military funding should pass, but the national ID card provision, which has not even seen any debate, should not.

I would follow this up with a phone call and be sure and let your friends know to do the same. Take some action, or you too will be digging up several forms of ID, plus whatever biometric info they require for this new ID. You too could find yourself having to use this ID to vote in the next Presidential Election wondering if your voting record is tagged to your ID...

We have less than 48 hours, that's about two days. This is a really big deal that is getting Zero attention. It will dramatically affect each and every one of us and it's GETTING NO ATTENTION.

What is this nation coming to?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know if you saw, but this passed 100-0 in the Senate. Links on Slashdot.

May 11, 2005 7:22 AM  
Blogger Doug Dingus said...

Oh I did. It scares the bjeezus out of me..

100-0 Wussies.

May 11, 2005 11:40 AM  

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