Saturday, February 23, 2008

Your Social Security Card as a National ID Card!

Your Social Security Card as a National ID Card

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All the talk of a national ID card is so much drivel!

We already have one.

It is probably in your wallet, or purse, even as you read this. It is your Social Security card with that big number emblazoned across it. That allows anyone with access to that number to learn anything the wish to know about you.

I still oppose allowing anyone to have my number until it becomes an embarrassment for my family. Some of us old mossbacks can remember when there was a notice at the bottom of our Social Security cards, which said it was illegal to use the card for Identification. Yep, for you young, wet behind the ears chaps, it was there. Right up until 1971. Then it was removed. Seems that someone forgot to create any legislation to back up what turned out to be a “suggestion, only”.

So, these days, your bank has your card number, your doctor, your hospital, your insurance company, heck, darn near every time you do any business of any consequence, you are asked for your Social Security number. When you hand the person requesting that card your number, you are placing your entire life in that persons hands.

I would like to see national legislation to make it illegal to use the Social Security Card as a National ID card. I know, I’m dreaming. It’s not going to happen. You see, the Congress really wants us to have a National ID Card. But, they know they cannot get that law through the Congress. So, they fall back to plan “B”… use the existing National ID Card, the Social Security Card.

Look, our privacy is gone. The days of “Big Brother” Government has taken over our lives. How many times a day is your photograph taken without your permission, without your knowledge? At the ATM machine, at the Super store, at the drugstore at the highway intersection, all for, as the signs say ”Your Protection”. Well, please stop protecting me! I’ll do that myself!

The cradle to the grave “Nanny Government” is a reality in America today.

Do you have a cell phone? Everywhere you go that cell is emitting a radio signal, which can easily locate your position at any given time. You car, or truck, may very well have a black box under the seat recording the last 30 minutes of your activities as you drive your vehicle. Information form those black boxes have already been used in court to convict drivers of traffic violations.

Many pet owners are now having computer chips placed under their pets skin to identify them. I’m not going there, but you know where natural progression takes that step.

The Southern States of the US fought a war just be “left alone”... and LOST! I think we are just beginning to realize how badly we lost!


Longstreet

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3 comments:

Bobbie said...

I am in total agreement with you on this one. As far as the statement that used to be on the bottom on our Social Security Cards. I just pulled mine out of my billfold and it still says it. I have my original card that was issued to me way back when cavemen were around.

Longstreet said...

" As far as the statement that used to be on the bottom on our Social Security Cards. I just pulled mine out of my billfold and it still says it. I have my original card that was issued to me way back when cavemen were around."
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Thanks, Bobbie! ... and people think I just dream this stuff up! HA!

Best regards!

Longstreet

TexasFred said...

Well, maybe we're gonna get a chance for a 'do over' on that leave me alone thing, I have been stocking up just in case...