National Database: The Real Reason for the Immigration BillSubmitted by TommyPaine on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 22:45
They are trying to rush the immigration bill through Congress. Why?
It is not about immigration, and that explains all the Republicans not seeming to care.
It is about building a new database of EVERY American, complete with photo and other information, that will be used so that nobody can work or open a bank account without being verified (and approved) by the federal government.
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Chris Calabrese, a congressional lobbyist with the American Civil Liberties Union, told Wired, “It starts to change the relationship between the citizen and state, you do have to get permission to do things. More fundamentally, it could be the start of keeping a record of all things.”
David Bier, an analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, concurred, telling the magazine: “The most worrying aspect is that this creates a principle of permission basically to do certain activities and it can be used to restrict activities. It’s like a national ID system without the card.”