Americans ignore REAL ID at their peril. In 2005, Congress added REAL ID to a war appropriations bill in the middle of the night without public discussion. REAL ID is an unconstitutional power grab – a National ID card – that eliminates state’s rights and gives the federal government control over all citizen identification, movement, and access to goods and services – but only if state legislators agree to conform.
NATIONAL ID CARD
Real ID - Federal Control Over Identification and Movement
If there's a gold star on the card, it's a REAL ID. Other symbols are also possible. If you have "for federal purposes" or "for federal identification" on your card, your state has agreed to subject you to the federal law, which also assumes authority over the "not for federal purposes" drivers' license or ID card that does not have a gold star. BOTH types of Driver's licenses and ID cards are under federal control. There's no opting out of REAL ID once the state passes a law to submit to the REAL ID Act of 2005 and its regulations.
HIPAA - The 1996 HIPAA law mandated a Unique Patient Identifier (UPI), but Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) froze funding for its creation in 1999. If implemented, health care access could become an "official purpose" for which the "for federal purposes" REAL ID cards would be required: No card, No care.
- ID DEMANDS - Due to the 2007 FTC “Red Flags Rule,” most clinics and hospitals require patients to show ID if they don’t pay cash (http://bit.ly/redflagsrule). Even though a law clarified that physicians aren’t required to ID patients, many still require it (no card, no care).
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Last week, 116 lawmakers in Pennsylvania penned a letter to President Donald Trump, asking him to protect their residents by reexamining REAL ID, a 2005 act that will affect Americans’ drivers licenses, is a harmful government intrusion and violates their privacy.
PLEASE COME: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy – MN Senate
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer (R-Maple Grove)
1 pm – 2:30 pm
Room 1100 - Minnesota Senate Bldg
SF 166 (author: Sen. Pratt)
Great News! The MN legislative session is done (Yeah!) and the REAL ID bill failed (Yeah!). While we never wanted it to get this far, at least it isn't law.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Eight states have gotten the message that REAL ID is a harmful government intrusion on their states’ residents—and have taken action to enact laws prohibiting REAL ID to protect their people.
LET IT DIE: The best thing that could happen is the bill is left to die. S.F. 3589 should never make it out of conference committee. Call or email Speaker Kurt Daudt and ask him to "Let the REAL ID bill die. Don't give us a federal REAL ID."
Star Tribune publishes CCHF letter on REAL ID
"State Rep. Dennis Smith couldn’t be more wrong (“The key thing is to get a Real ID solution in Minnesota,” May 17). The legislative battle over Real ID has nothing to do with ensuring the ability of Minnesotans to fly. ..."
Letter to the Editor printed in the Minneapolis StarTribune on 5-19-16 written by Twila Brase, CCHF President, regarding Minnesota REAL ID legislation
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Despite the fact that the Minnesota House and Senate have passed bills that will force REAL ID on Minnesotans, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), which staunchly opposes the national federal identification system, says the next few days will be crucial in protecting residents from this dangerous law.