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Missouri Department of Revenue Implementing Real ID In Violation Of State Law

The Missouri Department of Revenue has been replacing the computer systems throughout the state. These new systems are now scanning documents for permanent retention. The story is still breaking but here is the situation.

After the passage of the REALID act Missouri opted out and in 2009 passed legislation prohibiting it enactment or even the implementation of systems conforming with it.

A couple of months ago the Missouri DoR began "upgrading" the computer systems at Missouri's license bureaus. Virtually all of these offices are privately owned and licensed to provide the state required permits, licenses, titles, etc. It is not clear if these offices had any choice in the matter.

Missouri DoR was very aware of the restrictions imposed upon it by the state law.

The following is taken from missouritenth.com

“Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 32.091.7 clearly states two prohibitions on the Missouri Department of Revenue without “specific statutory authorization”. First is that the Department “shall not collect” individually identifying information on driver’s license applicants, which the Department is requiring of local license offices by requiring them to scan personal source documents without any other options for processing driver’s licenses. Secondly the Department is prohibited from including “any information by which an individual may be identified, unless the department has specific statutory authorization”, which is also being violated by the Department. In this second violation the Department is requiring local licensing offices to provide scanned documents to a federal database that can be cross-referenced through an embedded microchip containing a personalized reference number that may be used to access whatever prohibited information the federal agency chooses.”

Yes, not only is the magnetic strip once again being used for improper purposes, but now DOR is authorizing an RFID chip to be implanted into your license card! While Homeland Security claims this is secure because only a reference number will be on the chip, this individualized number traces back to the federal government’s file containing all your source documents (and who know what else). Citizens’ confidence in this security is understandable questionable in light of the common news reports of computer hacking, including government databases. The fact that your new “Enhanced Driver’s License” comes in a protective slip cover to minimize illegal readings is of little comfort.

The computer data and the subsequent processing of the IDs is carried out by a for profit private company. There are concerns about data integrity.

I man entered one of the license offices to obtain his CCW ID card as required by state law. He had completed all CCW requirements and obtaining the ID card is the last step. Missouri is a "shall issue" state meaning that once he fulfills the state requirements he MUST be issued the ID card. The clerk wanted to scan his documents for archival and he refused to allow them to be scanned. The clerk refused to issue him the ID card, thereby violating state law. The man has filed suit. The prosecutor of Stoddard County Missouri is his attorney, acting in a private capacity.

The Lt. Governor accompanied by the Speaker of the Missouri House held a press conference with the attorney supporting the lawsuit and decrying the violation of state law by the Missouri DoR.

The fact this was going on without the knowledge of other parts of Missouri government is particularly offensive to many and this is going to become a very large issue. Add to that the inclusion for the first time of RFID chips in Missouri IDs, this is particularly heinous.

Thousands of Missourians have been victims and have real claims to damages, either as individuals or as a class.

Here is the video of the press conference.


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I did not realize the weekly shows were still going. I just listened to this weeks. I have questions. Probably Numbers 2 & 4 below are the most pressing on my mind.

1) People think I am crazy when I say cell phones can hear us and computers can see us. I hear you saying the same thing on the air. One thing. I have my cam covered with tape on my notebook...but what I wonder is if they really have to use the cam to see. How do you know the whole screen isn't a reverse camera...flat screen TV's as well?

2) I am concerned that Rand Paul has made it OK to drop drones on US Citizens as long as they are "combatants" or are "imminent threats." Who is talking about the collateral damage caused by hellfire missiles? Rand Paul didn’t say NO DRONES in the US. He, Rand, set up the rules for engagement from my standpoint. If I am wrong on these thoughts, I would like to be corrected. He even said that the Times Square Bomber could have been droned. What about the rest of the people in Times Square? Since when are we going to bomb America?

3) I filed my MO Sales Tax and I just got a notice saying they didn’t receive my Jan 30 filing. It scares me because I think I am on some kind of list…I have Ron Paul bumper stickers on our cars, still, as well as pro-life stickers. I have written Vickey Hartzler, my state rep and MO Senators Carnahan and Blunt multiple liberty themed letters as well as posted one of the letters in the local paper. Vickey Hartzler’s office has even called me. They told me something to the effect to feel free to “reach out to them” and it seemed more like I was going to need to reach out to them. It did not sound like it was in the vein of addressing my concerns to them. That comment has stuck with me. Would the DOR single "dissidents" out to hassle them?

4) If they are trying to make people take up arms…what then? That scares me too, especially since Rand has publically made it OK to drop hellfire missiles on US Citizens on American soil (and that doesn’t include the foreign soil argument, which is deeper into the can of worms) as long as they are deemed imminent threats/combatants.


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Judge Issues Order To Prevent Missouri DoR From Backdoor Gun Reg

A Missouri state judge has issued a temporary restraining order ( TRO ) against the Missouri Department of Revenue, to prevent them from an end run around the constitution to collect information which would be a de facto gun registration.

Missouri’s Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder went on The Dana Show to explain an attempt by Obama's DHS to collect information on residents, via Missouri's Department of Revenue, which violates several Missouri state statutes.


Thank you for Missouri News!


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That Kinder is very liberty oriented. He certainly seems to be on the right side of an issue every time I see him.

Josh Brueggen
Jack of all Trades
Precinct Commiteeman Precinct 5 Rock Island Co Illinois

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder discusses this issue.

Here is an interview the Lt. Governor gave Dana Loesch about the illegality of what is happening.