Saturday, January 21, 2006

Sam Had It Right

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you and may posterity forget that ye were once our countrymen."-- Samuel Adams


This has long been my favourite quote from any early American patriot and I wish more people could have it said to them. The passage via sneak attack of the REAL ID Act was an attack on the individual sovereignty and the rights of the individual states, as well. And now we have an early implementer in the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the state of Indiana.

Ostensibly, the BMV is implementing early to inconvenience illegal aliens, without regards to the inconvenience and invasion of the privacy of the people of Indiana. Information gathered by the BMV will be sent to and shared with the Department of Homeland Security. The Indiana BMV has, whether they will admit or not implemented a National ID in the guise of a state drivers license.

Bureau of Motor Vehicles officials say they implemented state rules to comply with the federal Real ID Act passed last year by Congress, which will take effect in 2008. The law demands that states increase the documentation they require for such things as driver's licenses to improve homeland security.
Citizens from those states that don't meet standards could find their licenses aren't accepted as proof of identification to board airplanes or enter federal buildings.

The heart of the problem seems to involve the bureau's revised policy on Social Security cards. A valid Social Security card is mandatory to receive a driver's license.
From The Indianapolis Star.

And there we have it. The odds of the Governor of Indiana, the former Bush administration OMB Director protesting the REAL ID Act or it's implementation is virtually non-existent. In Indiana this travesty will go through and become the law of the land. Despite the costs to the citizens of Indiana, Mitch Daniels and the Federal government will see to it that Indiana becomes a REAL ID beacon.

And here I take my stand and tell the supporters of this act, "If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you and may posterity forget that ye were once our countrymen."
No more. I refuse to play this particular political game. I will not be made a number so that you and yours may sleep in your beds and pretend to a false sense of security. I, and many others were against this Act from the onset and spoke against it. With this new action, tho you have created something. You have created another rebel. A Real ID Rebel. Welcome to the rebellion.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love Samuel Adams. And his beer is good, too

Pitbull

Michael said...

Pit! Ya old dog! They do make a mean brew, don't they? Not that I'd know other than as an occassional taster of beer, (lost my appetite for more than a taste years ago). That quote has just always meant a lot to me. Adams was like his cousins...a big old trouble maker. Sad to say we'll never see his like again in this day and age!