In complete secrecy, and without anyone really taking much notice, the United States government created internal passports. Pundits citing the inevitability of what amounts to a national ID card have, regrettably, been vindicated.
Beginning no later than October 1, 2020, citizens of all US states and territories will be required to have a Real ID-compliant card or US passport to board a commercial plane or enter a Federal government facility. Social security numbers have paved the way for ever-increasing identification, tracking, and monitoring of every human being in the U.S.
With nary a word from the mainstream media about this massive privacy violation and the abuses that will naturally come with it, the U.S. government has gotten away with a major human rights infraction. According to the American Institute for Economic Research, some states have resisted, but dependence upon Federal aid and other programs administered from Washington D.C. makes their ultimate surrender and compliance inevitable.
The Real ID also represents the “last mile” in the ability of the state to track individuals in real-time. With various electronic, social media, and cellphone tracking measures, there is always a delay; and one can choose not to use social media, not to own a cellphone, and opt into other methods of extricating oneself from the prying eyes of the NSA or other government agencies. But the Real ID — in particular, coupled with biometrics — fulfills Orwellian conceptions of the total surveillance state. –American Institute for Economic Research
Complete and total government domination is in our very near future and with the compliance of most of the population. Expect the Real ID system over time, to be leveraged against individuals with outstanding traffic tickets, tax disputes, child or spousal support arrears, or behind on loan payments. It could even be used against those who dissent and disagree with living their lives as a slave to the corporation of the U.S.A. Access to national parks and historic sites may be tied to it.
Indeed: the worst US government infringements upon the life, liberty, and the much-referred to “pursuit of happiness” of American citizens over the last two centuries — and mostly within the last two decades — will be vastly easier and more efficient to accomplish with the imposition of a mandatory identification requirement.
The answer to the question regarding what Americans will give up for a measure of security, and in this case a tremendously dubious measure of security, is now clear. Both the Federal requirement that citizens require a passport for domestic travel and the meek acceptance of it by citizens and state officials lead to an irrefutable conclusion: America is not, and hasn’t been for some time, the land of the free. Less is it the home of the brave. –American Institute for Economic Research