Tag Archive | REAL ID

Tennessee Probably Spent $1.3 in 2008-9 with L-1 to Implement Driver’s License Biometrics

Money Spent (wasted) by the Tennessee Department of Safety with the Company L-1 Secure Credentialing Inc.

The amount is roughly $1.3 million in 2008 and 2009, and this amount does not include 2010-2011.

Safety  Safety   L1 Secure Credentialing Inc     Rentals And Insurance $189,738     2008
Safety Safety L1 Secure Credentialing Inc     Data Processing $215,220 2009
Safety Safety L1 Secure Credentialing Inc     Rentals And Insurance $169,884 2009
Safety Safety L1 Secure Credentialing Inc     Prof Services Third Party $179,220 2009
Safety Safety L1 Secure Credentialing Inc     Rentals And Insurance $543,420 2009

Data obtained here: http://www.opentennessee.org/Expenditures/tabid/58/Default.aspx

L-1 is being purchased by BAE Systems, Inc. and Safran, companies with ties to two foreign nations.  30.2% of Safran is owned by the French government. This sale is pending approval of the US government.  Read more here.

I am working to find out if this money was spent for biometric and/or surveillance purposes.

Nullify REAL ID or Get Ready for a Global ID Card

It wasn’t so long ago, that our parents and grandparents fought a world war and were victorious against the genocidal tyrant Adolf Hitler, who pushed for world government and had implemented a papers please society in Germany.  Unfortunately most Americans today don’t realize that we also live in a “papers please” society.

What are these papers? 

Your driver’s license or “state issued” ID card. 

In 2005, under the guise of fighting terrorism, the federal government passed REAL ID as an amendment to a tsunami relief bill, without any debate in the Senate.  It had failed twice before as a standalone bill, but as Rham Emanuel said, the government never wants to waste a good crisis.  In a bill for financial aid to tsunami victims, the District of Criminals (DC) thrust a global ID card on this country.

REAL ID is an unconstitutional mandate with 18 benchmarks for the driver’s license (DL) and State issued ID cards.  The Department of Homeland Security adopted the International Civil Aviation Organization, an U.N. agency, standard for the digital facial photographic image on driver’s licenses.  The photo must be facial recognition compatible linking you to a global ID card that affects your ability to buy, sell and travel. 

The cost of REAL ID implementation is enormous, resulting in the States resurrecting the founding fathers method of dealing with federal tyranny, which is nullification.  In essence, nullification occurs when the states tell the federal government we’re not going to take unconstitutional orders from you and we refuse to comply.

If only it were that simple.  Despite about half of the States enacting laws prohibiting or resolutions opposing REAL ID, most States are actually working toward compliance of all 18 benchmarks

Why are States proceeding ahead with REAL ID? 

In 2009, Tennessee passed HJR 285 urging a two year extension for REAL ID compliance or repeal of the act in its entirety.  The Tennessee Department of Safety ignored this resolution and accepted federal grant money, which paid only a small portion of the cost, to implement REAL ID.  Bureaucrats rarely resist the intoxicating urge of “free” grant money, no matter what it commits us to. 

The TN Dept. of Safety recently announced a new driver’s license complying with REAL ID benchmarks and on March 24 introduced State legislators to a new self-service DL and ID kiosk where you’ll be able to renew your global ID card without waiting in line at the Dept. of Safety.  How will the kiosk know it’s you?  Face recognition software will compare your face with your current picture on file.   This means the globalist already have a biometric photo of you and that one world government is coming unless you peacefully resist it now.  You can resist now or resist later, but we have a better chance if you start right now!

Call your State legislators, and the House and Senate Transportation Committees and ask them to support HB1874 and SB1638 to ban REAL ID in Tennessee, although this is not enough.  State nullification of REAL ID is step one, and we must build upon that. 

What else can you do?

REAL ID Drivers License Requirements Delayed Again

This is good news, but I am not excited because most States are proceeding full steam ahead with all 18 benchmarks of REAL ID.  Those in Tennessee please contact your State legislators and ask them to support SB1638 and HB1874 to stop REAL ID implementation and cooperation.

DownsizeDC.org was the first organization to protest the REAL ID Act, six years ago.

Thankfully, countless other groups took up the charge, and secured nullification in 24 state legislatures.

Because of all that pressure, the Dept. of Homeland Security is once again extending the deadline for states to implement REAL ID.

Let’s build on the momentum. Tell Congress to kill REAL ID.

You may borrow from or copy this letter . . .

I am pleased Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano extended the deadline for states to implement REAL ID from this May to January, 2013. If she hadn’t done this, people in states that haven’t implemented REAL ID could have been denied the right to board an airplane.

But the Secretary can’t repeal REAL ID. Congress can, and should.

The REAL ID Act . . .

* Forces innocent American citizens to carry an “internal passport” or National ID card in the form of a standardized state driver’s license . . .
* Where their personal information is barcoded and put in a central database . . .
* Which makes them MORE vulnerable to identity theft

REAL ID also violates fundamental liberties. It will be needed not only to board an airplane or enter federal buildings, it could also be required to earn a living, and even to purchase firearms or prescription drugs!

In states that have implemented REAL ID, innocent citizens are forced into longer and multiple visits to the DMV, and to track down records and documents to “prove” their identity.

And states are forced to spend money they don’t have to comply with it. No wonder two dozen states have chosen to “nullify” REAL ID.

The REAL ID Act is a phony piece of legislation that exploited anti-Moslem and anti-Mexican sentiment. But it can’t prevent either terrorism or illegal immigration! The only people it regulates are innocent Americans.

America is better than that.

Show us that YOU’RE better than that. Repeal REAL ID and replace it with nothing.


You can send your letter through DownsizeDC.org’s Educate the Powerful System.

And if you have friends who value liberty and privacy, we encourage you to forward this Dispatch to them.

Jim Babka