"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

20 February 2020

Real ID...

From a chat this morning regarding the upcoming October implementation of the requirement to show "Real ID", or a passport, or a government approved form of enhanced ID, to travel by air within the borders of the United States, and the potential chaos at airports when trying to deny travel within the borders of the United States to citizens without Real ID documentation.

Me: The 5th Amendment to our Constitution recognizes that travel from place to place is a natural human right and guarantees that Americans will be able to travel unrestricted within the United States, free from government interference. :)

Nick: Real ID is post 9/11. And you CAN travel from state to state via car or train.
Me: I'm trying to find the part of the Constitution that says some modes of travel are exempt from government ID restrictions and others aren't...
Me: This is pretty long, but has a lot of good information in it. It explains the issues clearly, without political bias. Air travel is a double whammy in that it interferes with your fundamental human right to travel without government interference, and it requires you to give up your Constitutional right to privacy by mandating that you obtain Real ID documents and that you share your travel information with the government.   https://repository.jmls.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1746&context=jitpl
Me: To be clear... Real ID itself is an invasion of your privacy in that it requires that you have your photograph taken by a government agent with the express purpose of adding that photograph to a government owned and operated facial recognition database with the sole entity able to determine how that database is used being said government. If they are violating your Constitutional rights by requiring that you submit your photo and personal information to their database, do you believe that they won't use that database to further violate your rights? I assume that you are OK with that, Nick? What could go wrong? Why are we so trusting of our government when we have been given so many reasons not to be?
Me:  Nick?  Nick?  Are you there, Nick? 

Some people don't get it.  Just because the government does it, or requires it, doesn't mean that it is right or legal.
My 13 year old granddaughter recognizes the inconsistencies in this requirement.  



Grog said...

Good to see some words from you, Brother.

Insanity? yes, and that's just one aspect of this, considering some states are now giving drivers licenses and voting privileges to illegal immigrants.

Want to avoid getting groped by the TSA? wear a hijab and speak gibberish, you'll go right through the line.

Want to avoid going to jail after robbing a store? move to ny state.

Let it fall down.

Blue said...

Indeed. Let it all fall down. :)

Dan said...

The Constitution, the Bill Of Rights and rule of law are totally irrelevant to the Fed Gov and it's been that way for decades....perhaps more than a century now. There is NOBODY capable of holding them accountable for all these violations....and therefore they have no incentive too or intention of changing this reality. The reality.....
TINVOWOOT. We accept our role as tax slaves or we execute politicians, apparatchiks and bureaucrats wholesale and start over with a clean slate. There is no in between.

Blue said...

Dan... I agree with you that our Founding documents have become irrelevant to many in our government. You have to ask "why?", don't you? There are probably hundreds of reasons, but 2 or 3 stand out.

1. Control. The government wants to control the people.

2. Elections. Politicians want to be elected and they tend to ignore the constraints they don't like.

3. Reelections. Politicians want to be reelected and they tend to ignore the constraints they don't like. And their constituents. Gotta please those sheep... You know what I mean.

Yeah, we're on the same page. I think we're seeing a resurgence of "conservatism" or "Constitutional values" or something to that effect out there. I believe that Conservatives, folks who have just allowed things "to go where they may" for far too long are finally waking up to the realities of the Left's Liberalism/Socialism/Communism/whatever-ism and are becoming active again. Let the battles be fought philosophically in the legislatures around the country and in Washington. Here in Iowa, anyway, at the state level, there are some good people in our legislature. We shall see. Our Republic requires the participation of The People in order for it to succeed and thrive. We have ignored that for far too long. Pray for peace, prepare for war.