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Great news from Arizona...

Sure hope Colorado goes the same way!

Arizona Gov. Napolitano Approves Prohibition On Real ID

Another state breaks out of the Matrix.

http://www.rense.com/general82/ariz.htm

Gov. Napolitano Approves Prohibition On Real ID

From Arizona Senator Karen S. Johnson
6-17-8

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano signed a bill today that prohibits the implementation of the REAL ID in Arizona. SB2677 received a Final vote of approval in the House last week by an overwhelming margin of 51 to 1. Napolitano's signature was uncertain until today when she signed the bill into law.
The bill prohibits implementation of the REAL ID Act of 2005, which was passed by Congress as part of a supplemental spending bill for tsunami relief and the War on Terror. The bill did not receive a hearing in either the House or the Senate, and the public was largely unaware of it until it had already been signed into law.
"Everyone thinks that the REAL ID is just about protecting us against terrorism," said co-sponsor Senator Karen Johnson (R-18). "But it really represents a cash cow for technology companies as well as the birth of the National ID card, complete with all the biometric information that technology can handle ­ face recognition, fingerprints, etc."
"Corporations which specialize in selling identity cards stand to gain millions of dollars in profits if the Real ID Act is implemented," said Johnson, "so, of course, they're eager for everyone to be required to carry a National ID card everywhere they go." Two of those corporations are Digimarc ID Systems and L-1 ­ the Number 1 and Number 2 companies for the manufacture of state driver's licenses and identity cards. L-1 is considered the main driver behind the REAL ID and last year had nearly $100 million in federal contracts involving identity cards. Digimarc spent $350,000 in the first six months of 2007 lobbying Congress on the Real ID Act. Apparently the two companies are soon to be merged, resulting in a powerhouse corporation, pushing the "identification-as-security" concept to the maximum in order to increase company profits as they add more and more biometric features to state driver's licenses.
"It's misguided to think that identification equals security," says Johnson. "Identification is just identification ­ it doesn't prove intent and it doesn't stop terrorists. Indeed, terrorists will forge documents ­ as they always have ­ to obtain the identification they want to commit crimes. Making U.S. citizens carry identity papers to board a plane or enter a government building stinks," says Johnson. "It's odious, onerous, and a violation of our civil liberties."
"I refuse to be tagged and numbered," said Johnson. "Requiring people to carry papers takes away their freedom. There are other, better ways to stop terrorism and to protect us against criminals. The federal government needs to butt out and let the states handle driver licensing. It's not the business of the Dept. of Homeland Security to tell us how to run our state."
Real ID ­ SB2677
1. Proponents always claim that the sole purpose of the Real ID is to prevent another 9/11-type attack by disrupting terrorists travel. That is bogus. If the government really wanted to prevent such an attack, they would secure our borders, which would (1) cost less than implementing Real ID, (2) would be more effective at keeping terrorists out, and (3) would be less intrusive and less inconvenient for American citizens. Until the borders are secure, all the rosy pleas for the Real ID are just so much hogwash.
2. The Real ID will cost the states billions of dollars. The Dept. of Transportation estimates that in Arizona alone, it will cost $40 to $70 million to implement just in the first year, and $15 to $20 million in subsequent years. But they really don't have a clue ­ they don't know what the regulations are going to be yet. They are just estimating. It will depend on what the Rules say when they are finally issued.
They already do some things that will be part of the requirements. For example, they already check citizenship, or whether or not someone is legally authorized to be in the country. So that would not be an additional expense. But even factoring in that some things required by REAL ID are already being handled, the $40 to $70 million is over and above what we already do!!!
3. The Real ID is an invasion of privacy. Why should so much personal information be compiled on one place for so many people to have access to?
* medical history
* social security number
* insurance information

4. The Real ID increases the risk of Identity Theft. Identity theft is a major problem in Arizona already. Throwing everyone's personal information ­ including social security numbers, birth dates, medical information, driver's license and auto licensing information, etc. ­ into one massive data base just makes it easier for identity thieves to harvest identities for fraudulent purposes. The Real ID requires all Arizona driver's license information to be compiled with all the information for the other 49 states and the District of Columbia into one massive database that will be accessible by thousands of clerks and government employees throughout the country. This is a horrendous idea ­ an invitation to identity theft on a massive scale.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx3qwqBuYCQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCAd71g5YcQ&feature=related

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REAL_ID_Act

-- "Truth is treason in the empire of lies" -Congressman Ron Paul-
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living in aZ here ...

and I have to say I think this is good .... for reasons not really known .... but one day soon should be providing key thought patterns to this global war-fare on ur mind ....

Carl Sagan - Cosmos ... is a great show to plant the seed of universal ....... truths .......... atom(s) to the universe(s) is an amazing sceince or bealife ....

Freedom is a state of mind

Peace and Love

"Universal Truth Is Not Measured In Mass Appeal" - Immortal Technique - The 4th Branch.

Gov Neopolitano no friend of liberty

The only reason the she voted for this prohibition is because the federal government was not going to pay the cost of implementing the Real ID, otherwise she would have not had a problem with it. I heard her comments yesterday on local NPR news here in AZ.

Salute

In God We Trust!

I salute you ma'am, Senator Johnson!

We will prevail!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

It's always nice to hear something

good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Very good news...

....yeahhhhhhhhhhh, Arizona....

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great news i hope colorado does the same

9-11 "truthers" and Ron Paul (and Bob Barr)

Now is a time, more than even the start of the quest for the Republican Presidential nomination, when we supporters of Ron Paul must seek out as many Americans--patriots, constitutional conservatives, libertarians, both inside and outside the LP, "paleoconservatives", antiwar activists, civil liberties advocates, Christian fundamentalists, and everyone else who sees that something is DREADFULLY WRONG with our country.

We cannot afford to turn people who agree with us in almost all essential matters away on trivia. The case made by 9-11 truth dissidents is a strong one, has been articulated logically, and certainly makes our common enemy--the New World Order, the pack of usurpers and frauds in Washington DC (District of Criminals) the mainstream newsmedia, the the secretive globalist elite groups, and similar alleged perpetrators of 9-11 crimes look very bad indeed. This can only aid in Ron Paul's campaign, along with increasing support of almost anyone who agrees with our hero throughout the population!

Let the Demopublicans and their spokescreatures sow division and factionalism in American society. We know better!

PEACE AND FREEDOM!!
David K. Meller

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi

bump for the good news

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Senator Karen Johnson is a hero and a RP Revolutionary

she is also a 9/11 truther. Ofcourse Billy Dee and justcantgetenough dont want her support. Shes a hardcore Ron Paul supporter and spoke at the Az Ron Paul rally. Shes one of the few State legislators fighting for liberty
oh yeah thnks for the report sierra
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"let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our freedoms & wealth are in jeoprady"
Ron Paul

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Pls donate here Ron Paul can still win
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its interesting that a state

its interesting that a state deluged with illegal aliens, has chosen liberty and freedom over tyranny! Arizonans need to be congradulated on this.. especially the state government!

as for me and my home, we shall worship the LORD

Yay, Arizona!!

Is AZ Governor Janet Napolitano any relation to the good Judge Andrew Napolitano?

Her father's name is

Leonard Napolitano. She's about 7 years younger than Andrew Napolitano. She also has brother. His name is also Leonard.

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That is good news

the worry being that after awhile even if you refuse a chip, they might not accept anything else as ID and no, debit cards, credit cards, checks...so how do you buy groceries. This really needs to be slammed quickly.

IT'S DOABLE

End Times Argument

That very scenario you describe is what has a number of Christians happily supporting the presumptive nominee. Their idea is, if we help bring along end times -- we can't stop it, after all, is the thinking -- then we can speed along the return of Christ, which would be a good thing.

Although I fully believe that such people are well-meaning and well-intentioned, this is one Evangelical Christian who strongly disagrees with that particular attitude of welcoming these events and even trying to help speed such things along.

What I think such folks fail to recognize is this: the PTB are well aware of such end-times sentiments throughout a large segment of the Christian population, and are, I think, strongly playing upon it. In my humble opinion, it is not so much a matter of "the end times are coming to pass," as much as, "they know what buttons to press to get the full backing and support of (certain) Evangelicals." A lot of people will happily walk into the slaughterhouse if they believe it is pre-ordained and merely the fulfillment of scripture. Which is why some people don't fight against these scary measures; many, in fact, get giddily excited about it.

We may or may not be in "THE" end times, but as long as a huge segment of the population acts in a manner to facilitate such events, we may indeed help bring about a scenario that, if not the "real" thing, results in living under similar circumstances nevertheless.

well said, walt

I'm in full agreement.

I recall a convo I had with a friend about 10 years ago when I first became aware of how deep our corruption really goes. He first told me about his own journey of discovery and the efforts he'd engaged in to try to live freely and throw off the yoke of statism from his shoulders and those of his family, then said "but the Constitution is just a piece of paper" and told me he just wanted to praise Jesus from here on out, and not worry about all the political stuff.

There's got to be a better way.

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You touched on a pet peeve

The bumper stickers that say "Come the Rapture, this car will be unmanned." It assumes that the driver is so righteous that they KNOW God will be taking them to heaven, and they know that EVERYONE who EVER drives behind them is such a sinner they need to be warned about the unmanned vehicle that may appear in front of them at any moment.
Truly, I have days I pray for the rapture harder than any Christian I know: "PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, God, get these self-righteous lazy turds out of my way so I can get something worthwhile done here on Earth."
I also find people who believe God is going to make everything OK in the end incredibly irritating. It is an excuse to be careless with our resources.

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

Hopefully we're not all irritating :)

Well, I believe that God will "make everything OK in the end," so to speak, but that doesn't mean we are to sit back and aid evil while we're waiting for that joyful moment to arrive. Otherwise, why bother praying for people on a wrong track to turn their lives around, or pray for healing, or pray for troubled relationships, or do anything to intervene and help the less fortunate and those in need?

You touched on a pet peeve

The bumper stickers that say "Come the Rapture, this car will be unmanned." It assumes that the driver is so righteous that they KNOW God will be taking them to heaven, and they know that EVERYONE who EVER drives behind them is such a sinner they need to be warned about the unmanned vehicle that may appear in front of them at any moment.
Truly, I have days I pray for the rapture harder than any Christian I know: "PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, God, get these self-righteous lazy turds out of my way so I can get something worthwhile done here on Earth."
I also find people who believe God is going to make everything OK in the end incredibly irritating. It is an excuse to be careless with our resources.

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

My pet peeve? All the people

My pet peeve? All the people who think that there are Rules for God.

AMEN!!

~peace

~peace