My name is Kristan T. Harris. I have run for political office and have worked a political grass roots campaign for Ron Paul. I was nominated and elected to the GOP platform committee in 2012. I am a huge advocate for liberty and freedom.I am a libertarian at heart. I am also a news junkie and love a good mystery.
Required Job I.D. Will Allow Feds To Track Where/When You Apply For Jobs And When you Punch In & Out.
One of the things I dislike most about bills brought in front of congress and senate is the ridiculous size of them and the limited amount of time given to everyone to read them. More often than you would like to think politicians go and vote on bills they have not even read.
This allows the lobbyists , lawyers and bureaucrats who write these bills to be the only ones to know what is really in the bill. This allows those who write these bills to slip in a trojan horse clause or loop hole that if not read will allow great policy change in favor of the person or influence behind it. Do not believe me? Watch real congress and senate clips below.
In the immigration bill there is a “Trojan Horse” clause known as the mandatory E-Verify system which requires all Americans to carry a “tamper-proof” social security card. Sounds to me much like we are heading into the RFID debate soon.
So before you can legally begin your new job, American citizens will have to show “their papers” to their prospective employer, who will have to verify their identity and eligibility to hold a job in the US by running the information through the newly-created federal E-Verify database. This does not sound so awful as we already have to provide proof of citizenship! But wait there is more!
The database which will contain photographs taken from passport files and state driver’s licenses will most likely be abused . The law gives federal bureaucrats broad discretion in adding other “biometric” identifiers to the database. It also gives the bureaucracy broad authority to determine what features the “tamper proof” card should contain.
One of the uses will be chip in this card that will undoubtedly also keep track of when you punch in to work and when you leave and where/when you apply for jobs. Someone could easily use this information to rob your house or know your trends. Its a complete violation of privacy. The thing is if you create a system for one use that sounds good it can easily be used for other uses that are not so good. Just look at the Patriot Act and NDAA.
Just think what has our government done right in the last 30 years? What one bill are you proud of? With a 9% approval rating what does that qualify the government to be in charge of? Why would we let the government decide who and where you work if they cant do the basics?
This will eventually lead to the infamous No Hire list Much like the No fly list to be put into motion and undoubtedly be abused to the extreme. Over 1 million names are on the no fly list as potential terror threat. Did you know your 7 times more likely to die of a shark attack than a terrorist attack? So ask yourself why is the government not hiring more life guards on the beach if they really care about your safety? Why do they push such programs like "see something, say something". Well, pun honored.
“Regardless of one’s views on immigration, the idea that we should have to ask permission from the federal government before taking a job ought to be offensive to all Americans. Under this system, many Americans will be denied the opportunity for work. The E-Verify database will falsely identify thousands as “ineligible,” forcing many to lose job opportunities while challenging government computer inaccuracies. E-Verify will also impose additional compliance costs on American businesses, at a time when they are struggling with Obamacare implementation and other regulations.
According to David Bier of Competitive Enterprise Institute, there is nothing stopping the use of E-Verify for purposes unrelated to work verification, and these expanded uses could be authorized by agency rule-making or executive order. So it is not inconceivable that, should this bill pass, the day may come when you are not be able to board an airplane or exercise your second amendment rights without being run through the E-Verify database. It is not outside the realm of possibility that the personal health care information that will soon be collected by the IRS and shared with other federal agencies as part of Obamacare will also be linked to the E-Verify system.
Those who dismiss these concerns as paranoid should consider that the same charges were leveled at those who warned that the PATRIOT Act could lead to the government collecting our phone records and spying on our Internet usage. Just as the PATRIOT Act was only supposed to be used against terrorists but is now used to bypass constitutional protections in matters having noting to do with terrorism or national security, the national ID/mandatory E-Verify database will not only be used to prevent illegal immigrants from gaining employment. Instead, it will eventually be used as another tool to monitor and control the American people.
The recent revelations of the extent of National Security Agency (NSA) spying on Americans, plus recent stories of IRS targeting Tea Party and similar groups for special scrutiny, demonstrates the dangers of trusting government with this type of power. Creation of a federal database with photos and possibly other “biometric” information about American citizens is a great leap forward for the surveillance state. All Americans who still care about limited government and individual liberty should strongly oppose E-Verify.”