From: "Jackie Patru"
Subject: IN VIRGINIA - HEADS UP!! - Stop national I.D. card !
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 20:58:48 -0500
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VIRGINIA TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION
P. O. BOX 663
LYNCHBURG, VA 24505
- 29 years in the cause of freedom -
Tel./FAX No.: 434 277-5255
(Update) URGENT ALERT! January
Stop National I.D. Card !
Dangerous Senate Bill 62, to require everyone applying for a driver's license
to submit either a thumbprint or "other biometric identifier", has already
been reported out by the Virginia Senate Transportation Committee!
You must phone or FAX your state senator Monday morning, January 28, and tell
him/her to vote against this totalitarian bill!
SB 62, introduced by Sen. John Watkins (R-Chesterfield), is expected to come
up on the Senate floor for second reading Monday afternoon! This is the only
opportunity for senators to speak about the bill on the floor!
Then they take a voice vote. A recorded vote will be taken on the third
reading Tuesday, January 29, but there will be no floor discussion at that
If you do not know the phone number of your state senator, phone the General
Assembly Hotline: 1-800-889-0229, or call Senate information: 1-804-698-7410
FAX number for all senators is: 1-804-698-7610. (Senators Newman and Rerras
voted correctly against SB 62 in committee. Thank them.)
The fight against this bill to implement a national identification card for
everyone must be fought at the state level, not the national level !
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators is spearheading a drive
to force automobile licenses in every state to show standard identification
which goes into a national database.
This would allow officials to access information about anyone in any state at
any time. The "biometric identifier" could be an iris scan, a DNA sample or a
Alleged purpose of SB 62 is to "fight terrorism." But while stringent
controls are being imposed on law-abiding Virginians, the General Assembly is
doing nothing to urge Congress and the administration to enforce present
Countless terrorists are daily flooding across Mexican and Canadian borders,
or are already in the U. S. and Virginia, with professionally forged
licenses, which will not be questioned!
Tracking all Americans is slavery by gradualism, and must be stopped!
At the time our original alert was issued, action by the Senate
Transportation Committee had not yet been reported on the General Assembly
HJR 115 (Watts), calling on Congress to propose state issuance of a national
I.D. card, will likely be taken up by the House Committee on Militia, Police
and Public Safety at 9 a.m. Friday, February 1 in House Room C.
Act now! You will be glad you did!