Saturday, January 26, 2008

What is the REAL ID?

"REAL ID is a nationwide effort to improve the integrity and security of State-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards, which in turn will help fight terrorism and reduce fraud." as defined by the Department of Homeland Security.

On the REAL ID will be a biometric finger scan and facial recognition scan. If you are unfamiliar with biometrics they are scans which are then converted to numbers and bar codes. I don't know about you, but the idea of the government converting my personal features God gave me into bar codes and numbers is very scary.

Not only will other information be listed such as name, birth date and just normal things that go on an ID, it will also include your religion and occupation.

But that is not all! All of this information will be put into a GPS tracking chip that is inserted into the card. Now when you are pulled over or go to the airport all they have to do is swipe your card and they have all your information including where you have been.

The information on this card will be readable to millions of people through government and non-government databases.

The other day I was talking with a friend and we talked about a great analogy. Do you know that if you put a frog in a pot of water and then slowly heat it up the frog will just stay in their until it is done for and too late to get out? But, if you put a frog into a pot of already boiling water it will drop right out. To me that sounds a little bit like what situation the american people are in. What is the government warming us up to?

Note: I am note saying I believe what the picture illustrates below, but it is interesting to look at. Will they someday want to take that same chip that is going to already be in your ID and simply put it under your skin all for security?


Anonymous said...

Interesting pics. Religion and occupation, huh? Getting nosier all the time, those humbugs!
Keep up the information!

ann said...

Great blog, man! I'm proud of you. :D

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm. How much harm can a magnet or microwave do to these cards?
Ever seen the film "The Color of Friendship"? In it, a white South African tells a black American about the cards the blacks carry with all kinds of info, including occupation. They couldn't just go and do lawn work, that's not what their card said they did. Ecclesiastes 1:9-10
Random thought... were we to get a Muslim president, how much attention would be paid to the "religious" info on the cards?
I wish and pray our political leaders would heed 2 Samuel 24:10 "And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly."
1 Timothy 2:1-4 "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth."
( : David's Kate : )