Sep 192011
 
 September 19, 2011  Laws, Surveillance

John Whitehead has this editorial in Desoto Times Tribune:

As technology grows more sophisticated and the American government and its corporate allies further refine their methods of keeping tabs on citizens, those of us who treasure privacy increasingly find ourselves engaged in a struggle to maintain our freedoms in the midst of the modern surveillance state.

The latest attack on our right to anonymity and privacy comes stealthily packaged in the form of so-called job protection legislation. Introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) in June 2011, H.R. 2885 (formerly H.R. 2164), the “Legal Workforce Act,” is being marketed as a way to fight illegal immigration and “open up millions of jobs for unemployed Americans and legal immigrants.” However, this proposed federal law is really little more than a Trojan horse, a backdoor attempt by the powers-that-be to inflict a de facto National ID card on the American people.

Read more on Desoto Times Tribune.

  One Response to “E-Verify: De Facto national ID and the end of privacy”

  1. While I am in agreement that illegal immigration must be stopped, I am against the eVerify legislation for the following reasons:

    1. Civil liberties will be threatened (right to work, freedom of speech, exg)

    2. Remember the phrase, “Papers, please?” This system would make that a reality for EVERYONE, including lawful citizens.

    3. Small business will not be able to thrive under the regulatory burden.

    4. Bosses become federal law enforcers.

    5. Identity theft will be encouraged.

    Benjamin Franklin said it best when he said, “Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security”.

    For more information, go to:http://www.takebackwashington.org/Clint_s_Open_Letter_html.html

    Sincerely,

    Melissa Ortiz,
    Founder
    Able Americans
    @ableamericans
    @dcbelleonwheels

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