Rep. Ron Paul calls out Congress on its back door plan to turn your driver’s license into a national ID card:
Disturbingly, HR 10 creates a de facto national ID card by mandating new federal requirements that standardize state-issued drivers licenses and birth certificates and even require including biometric identifiers in such documents. State drivers license information will be stored in a national database, which will include information about an individual’s driving record!
Nationalizing standards for drivers licenses and birth certificates, and linking them together via a national database, creates a national ID system pure and simple. Proponents of the national ID understand that the public remains wary of the scheme, so they attempt to claim they?re merely creating new standards for existing state IDs. Nonsense! This legislation imposes federal standards in a federal bill, and it creates a federalized ID regardless of whether the ID itself is still stamped with the name of your state. It is just a matter of time until those who refuse to carry the new licenses will be denied the ability to drive or board an airplane. Domestic travel restrictions are the hallmark of authoritarian states, not free republics.
Just as ominous, the “Driver’s License Agreement” referenced in Section 3053 of H.R. 11 is defined as applying to any “state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, a territory or province of Canada or any state of the Republic of Mexico or the Federal District of Mexico.” (Emphasis added)
In other words, under H.R. 11 your license won’t just be a national ID card, it will be a NAFTA ID card–step one toward the creation of the American Union, stretching from Ellesmere Island to the Yucatan peninsula.