Chicago, IL—Make no mistake liberty, privacy and freedom died here decades ago. Most people just don’t have a clue freedom is dead until they experience government tyranny first hand. Apparently hearing about some neighbor’s troubles does not raise enough red flags.
Despite that our Bill of Rights and Constitution never provided politicians a simple method to make amendments they’ve taken the law and our formerly guaranteed liberty into their own hands.
Americans have been brainwashed through constant media propaganda into believing their rights somehow must be balanced against the collective safety and security needs. There is no lawful way to trade liberty for security outside of properly amending the Constitution for restricting rights. Even if there were a legitimate way this concept simply won’t work.
Government cannot guarantee safety even in maximum-security prisons. How can this be accomplished in a free society? Safety and security was never guaranteed, but the founding fathers did give us the right to keep and bear arms for just that purpose. That of course includes protecting ourselves from government.
As a child of the 1950s I learned identification cards were needed primarily to insure the return of a lost wallet or to assist first responders in identifying you in case of accidents or death. When you bought a new wallet a blank identification card always came with it for you to fill out.
If you drove, and neither of my parents did throughout their lives they would have needed a driver’s license. There was no such thing as a state issued identity card back then. They would have needed passports for international travel but for them this was unnecessary.
Social Security cards were issued in connection with employment, tax collection and receipt of earned benefits only. Despite the high profile assurances of our politicians to the contrary, today that became our primary identification number!
Until recently in our history anyone could board a bus, boat, train or plane for domestic travel without identification or being frisked like a criminal.
Until the mid to late 1970s there were no photos on our driver’s licenses. Soon all 50 states required them and California even insisted on a thumbprint on every application.