FLOOR ALERT OPPOSE SB 249 (Hueso) High-Tech Discrimination Against Immigrants Distributed September 10, 2015 Late amendments remove the basic safeguards necessary to prohibit discrimination against immigrants and protect against privacy invasions SB 249 would allow the DMV to issue “enhanced” driver’s licenses (EDLs) that allow police to find out a person’s race, age, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Absurdity of “Universal” Background Checks by Sheldon Richman Those who favor “universal” background checks on gun buyers make some ridiculous arguments. For example, opponents correctly point out that gun buyers with criminal intent will always find channels that require no background check. Gunrunning is among the oldest professions, and the black market will […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
April 14, 2010 (related press release here) U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 United States SenateWashington, DC 20510 Re: Oppose Schumer/Graham Biometric National ID Proposal within Comprehensive Immigration Reform Dear Representative/Senator: We write today to express our opposition to a proposal by Senators Charles Schumer (D– NY) and Lindsey Graham (R – SC) to create […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hutterites Steamrolled by the State August 4, 2009Pierre LemieuxWestern Standard On July 24, in a case brought by the Hutterian Brethen of Wilson Colony, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Alberta government is entitled to require a photo on the Hutterites’ drivers’ licences. “The negative impact on the freedom of religion of Colony members […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The big government statists at the Heritage Foundation are holding another one of their How Can We Expand the Police State and Power of Central Government at the Same Time events: The 9/11 Commission made the case that state driver's licenses need to become a more secure credential. Congress acted – twice, passing laws to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Privacy Coalition, of which my publication The Multiracial Activist has participated with on past advocacy efforts, has launched a campaign against the REAL ID Act. See the following for more information on the REAL ID Act and why it is a threat to your liberty: http://www.privacycoalition.org/stoprealid/ http://www.epic.org/press/050107.html http://www.privacycoalition.org/stoprealid/pressrelease.php Prior TMA involved advocacy efforts regarding REAL ID/National […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
James Plummer, policy director for the Liberty Coalition, on Will the New National ID Track Your Movements? By the end of September virtually unaccountable bureaucrats inside the Department of Homeland Security will likely have decided whether the new de facto national ID card will broadcast your sensitive identification information wherever you go—Minority Report style. This […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
More on the U.K.’s version of a national identification card: UK: The London School of Economics says the Home Office’s recent rebuttal of their critique of the Government’s identity cards scheme was misleading and inaccurate, containing “substantial errors and misrepresentation of fact”: a. LSE response to HO critique: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/aug/LSE-response-to-HomeOffice.pdf b. Home Office critique http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/aug/HO-response-to-LSE-report.pdf c. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Statewatch has posted a copy of a bill to introduce the U.K.'s version of a national ID card: UK: Identity Card Bill published 25 May 2005 (full-text, pdf): http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/uk-ID-CARD-Bill.pdf Explanatory Notes (pdf): http://www.statewatch.org/news/2005/may/uk-ID-CARD-Bill-expl.pdfContinue Reading... No Comments.
Bill St. Clair has an interesting open letter to President Bush regarding the REAL ID Act. Read it here.Continue Reading... No Comments.