Mar 27, 2008

McCain Presidency: Neocons on Steroids

Many democrats and republicans alike are fooled by McCain on foreign policy, thinking he is "moderate". But "McCain would make Bush look like Ghandi", is what some are saying, and here is why:

Take a look (article below linked) at what insiders say about McCain s foreign policy. Then look at his list of neoconservative advisers, particularly William Kristol (pictured left, scheduled to speak at Univ. of Charleston April 16th) who led the Project for New American Century and their blueprint for "a new middle east" and former CIA director James Woolsey (pictured right, also a PNAC member), whom former Colin Powell chief of Staff Wilkerson calls here "scary" .

Note his plan for a "League of Democracies" (this is the global plan for PAX AMERICANA, per Clarence K. Streit in 1942) to "bypass the balky United Nations" for a more unilateral (i.e. U.S., Israel, Great Britain, and now Zarkosy-led France) approach to gaining international support for wars for "regime change". (This is not an endorsement of the UN, which was designed for the same purpose). McCain would be the neoconservative agenda on steroids.

McCain, though despised by many conservatives, is a dangerous neocon weapon of mass destruction who indeed will make Bush look like Ghandi. (See our previous post McCain as President Would Be Megalomaniac).

Crooks and Liars captured the interview with Dreyfuss, who wrote the article below, which includes video here.

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Hothead McCain

To combat what he likes to call "the transcendent challenge [of] radical Islamic extremism," McCain is drawing up plans for a new set of global institutions, from a potent covert operations unit to a "League of Democracies" that can bypass the balky United Nations, from an expanded NATO that will bump up against Russian interests in Central Asia and the Caucasus to a revived US unilateralism that will engage in "rogue state rollback" against his version of the "axis of evil." In all, it's a new apparatus designed to carry the "war on terror" deep into the twenty-first century.
Joining Scheunemann, a veteran neoconservative strategist and one of the chief architects of the Iraq War, are a panoply of like-minded neocons who've gathered to advise McCain, including Bill Kristol, James Woolsey, Robert Kagan, Max Boot, Gary Schmitt and Maj. Ralph Peters. "There are some who've moved into his camp who scare me," Wilkerson says. "Scare me."

Mar 25, 2008

From the Mouth of Mossad: Pax Americana Will Continue Beyond Iraq

The former head of Mossad (Israeli Intelligence and Covert Ops) verifies the Iraq war is for Israel's benefit which Americans must die for in proxy wars for a PAX AMERICANA per the neoconservative agenda that will require U.S. military presence and more wars well beyond Iraq. Article is somewhat dated, but oh so relevant in exposing the long term plan .

And if a democrat takes the White washed House, watch for another "catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor" (i.e. 9/11 type event) to continue and expand the war theatre in the Middle East and beyond.

Both parties are beholden to the Israeli lobby (including Pelosi and Obama and Hillary) and will be provided with cover for promising to end war when in fact they will expand it (just as Wilson and FDR did into WWI and WWII ).

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When the Mossad speaks, people listen:

Truth and deception in Halevy's "The Coming Pax Americana"


An intriguing but problematic article about the American imperium in the
Middle East appeared recently in Israel, titled "The Coming Pax Americana." [1] Its author is none other than Efraim Halevy, former head of the Mossad and national-security advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

...[his] essay is a celebration of American actions in the Middle East to weaken Iraq, Syria, and Iran — actions that reflect the geostrategic goals of Israel. And Halevy views favorably the likelihood that the United States will maintain a long-term military occupation of the Middle East: "There is a good possibility that Iraq will not be the last country in the region that will require a lengthy American military presence. The U.S. campaign in Iraq was perceived as a signal of long-term American commitment to do whatever is required and to stay in the 'neighborhood' for as long as needed."
John Mearsheimer - Iraq, 9/11, the Neocons and the Israel Lobby

Mar 21, 2008

Easter Not a Christian Holiday

John Rogers, burned at stake, first Christian Protestant martyr; 1555
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day...
-- Colossians 2:16

Rejecting customary religious observances used to be deadly. But now under the pretense of "freedom" the public compels almost all to fall in line, especially by Christian professors in churches and even talk radio. But the truth is not on the side of the modern Christian pundits. Like Christmas, Easter is "Christianized" paganism which is why early American Christian colonists, like the Pilgrims and Puritans (Presbyterians too), who considered it a Roman Catholic "tradition" and pagan superstition, refused to observe it. As this article points out the very term "Easter" is entirely pagan, not Christian whatsoever. Why then do modern Christians say "happy Easter", and glorify a pagan deity? Because of their mass indoctrination by the modern corrupted churches, and family "traditions", imitated blindly. It is another merchandisers' holiday, very lucrative, both by consumer products companies and corporate churches alike. Easter, like Christmas and other holidays, is very profitable.

One may also justly question the practice of state government, hosted by the governor, holding "Easter egg hunts", indoctrinating children (candy, like presents, are forms of Pavlovian rewards and bribes for blind participation), while the state and federal Constitutions forbid the establishment of any particular denomination or religious practice, which is in this case entirely of pagan origin. Of course the Roman Catholic governor is free to observe his own pagan Easter egg hunt at the governor's mansion and residence, but not to make it a public government-sponsored festival.

As usual, "customary" and "common practice" trumps both law and Christian truth. The fight for Christian religious liberty, from history, has clearly been forgotten by modern Christian churches who practice the very things that the corrupt and tyrannical Church of England, or even the heathen nations, practiced--without blinking an eye! If the early Christian Americans witnessed this they would be astonished. Are the churches ignorant of the protestant Christian martyrs who willingly suffered the most brutal torture and horrific deaths for their principled dissent from both pagan and Roman Catholic (or Anglican) religious "traditions"?

Is it not the height of irrationality and absurdity to associate the person of Jesus Christ with a pagan deity, or by incorporating "sunrise" (Sun worship, solar equinox pagan observance) services and Spring (fertility) customs of the heathen? Words have meanings and to confuse terms (claiming "Easter" is about the resurrection of Jesus Christ) is both stupid and a form of religious blasphemy.

The article linked below from a Puritan and Reformed Christian site offers a striking contrast, and historical perspective, compared to modern Christianity's acceptance of this so-called "holy day" which is ecumenically observed by Christian and non-Christians alike.

Easter: The Devil's Holiday
by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon

Even Socrates, the ancient philosopher, describes the different ways in which Easter was observed
in different countries in his time during the fifth century. He states, “Thus much already laid down may seem a sufficient treatise to prove that the celebration of the feast of Easter began everywhere more of custom than by any commandment either of Christ or any Apostle." (Hist. Ecclesiast.) Even Socrates, the pagan philosopher knew Easter was not a Christian doctrine.
What does one find when looking at the celebration of Easter? The term “Easter” is certainly not Christian,
and is of Chalcedonian origin. Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven, whose name, as pronounced by the people at Nineveh, was evidently identical with that now in common use today. That name, as found by Layard on the Assyrian monuments, is Ishtar – the devil or Satan.

Chertoff vs States on REAL ID; South Carolina May Sue Feds

Show down time on REAL ID is here. The official deadline is May 11th for states to file (i.e. beg, for there is no written law about this) for extension from the new extra-constitutional Dept. of Homeland Tyranny. Montana got an extension without asking for one (still refusing to comply), and five Senators requested for all 50 states to be exempt from hassle. Meanwhile, Gestapo chief Chertoff insists that it is Congress that established the deadline, while it had no choice because REAL ID was craftily attached and passed under another "must-pass" military spending bill, and without debate . Chertoff is trying to gain compliance, arbitrarily by compromises, so long as all states eventually comply with his dictates. Tyranny will enter softly.

The big news, and key precedent that the Feds fear, is that South Carolina may justly file a lawsuit against them for treating South Carolinians like non-citizens and terrorists suspects. THIS IS WHAT EVERY STATE SHOULD DO.


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Chertoff: ID must comply to fly

For weeks, the Homeland Security Department has been headed toward a showdown with some states over a law called Real ID, which would require new security measures for state-issued driver's licenses.

If the two sides can't cut a face-saving deal, Chertoff has offered a blunt warning to those critics who claim the government is bluffing. "Showing up at the airport with only a driver's license from such a state will be no better than showing up without identification," he wrote to the senators. "No doubt this will impel many to choose the inconvenience of traveling with a passport."

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford was considering legal action, and the state's attorney general was preparing an opinion on whether the governor would have a case if he decided to sue the federal government.

Critics of the plan say it is too expensive, an invasion of privacy, and won't actually make the country safer.

Mar 20, 2008

What's America's REAL inflation rate? by Jerome Corsi

Why is it that the federal government says the U.S. has virtually no inflation, less that 2 percent, but everything keeps getting more expensive, especially food and gasoline? Solving this riddle is simple. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lies. Inflation numbers are intentionally manipulated to keep cost-of-living numbers low. The question is: WHY?

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Bin Laden to Address America, "Stay Tuned" Says Neocon Propaganda Front

SITE is a neocon propaganda front. (See our article "Cross examining 'terrorism experts'"). If you or I posted any messages or videos the government would find you in a New York minute. Not so with the (convenient) phantom bin Laden (who has been dead since Dec. 2001 in truth). Remember, contrary to Bush government lies, from neocon "video" sources like this, bin Laden publicly denied any involvement in 9/11.

Really, if SITE has tapped into a genuine Al Qaeda or terrorist message board, then

1) why can't the U.S. spy agencies ($40 billion-plus in expenditures) not trace to its source, and

2) why does the CIA or National Intel director never report this officially, instead of a (private, neocon-linked) extra-governmental agency, and

3) why does it always (without government censorship) make MSM news coverage?

THINK! I challenge those who believe this typical propaganda to answer these three questions.

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Bin Laden to release new message: monitor


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is expected to release a new message within the next two days, the U.S.-based terrorism monitoring service SITE Institute said on Wednesday.

The message is entitled, "The Response Will Be What You See, Not What You Hear," SITE said in a release.

The message is likely to be posted by Thursday or Friday at the latest, SITE senior analyst Adam Raisman said. He based his judgment on past practice and announcement language describing the message's posting as "urgent," "shortly" and "Allah willing."

He said the announcement did not carry the usual banner but rather was made in plain text. Based on recent practice, Raisman said he expects the upcoming message to include an audio track illustrated with an image.

The message apparently is the first by bin Laden since November 29 when he urged European countries to end military participation with U.S. forces in the Afghan conflict.

Push Congress on Enumerated Powers Act to Restrain Federal Power

Restrain the government within the Constitution! This powerful proposed law would require Congress to explain (i.e. enumerate) where in the Constitution the proposed legislation is authorized. Consider their inability to justify REAL ID, PATRIOT ACT, Military Commissions Act, domestic spying, and even War with Iraq (without a declaration of war)! This law has the power to REFORM THE CORRUPTED LEGISLATIVE PROCESS TO FORCE CONSIDERATION OF THE CONSTITUTION AS SUPREME LAW.

"A legislative act, contrary to the Constitution, is not law".
-- Chief Justice John Marshall

The "plea of necessity" is the tyrant's plea (as the West Virginia Constitution warns of as well--see excerpt at top of blog), as the founders and early Americans noted well, which has been employed liberally with the Bush administration (as well as many before it).

"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce."
-- James Madison, Federalist No. 4

(Link below provides means of doing so).

Bring John Shadegg's 'Enumerated Powers Act' to a Vote

The specific, "enumerated" powers of Congress are spelled out in Article of I Section 8 the Constitution. There are twenty of them, and you can read the list for yourself on our Background page.
Because these powers are delegated from the people, they are the only powers Congress has. But our Founding Fathers went further -- trying hard to make enumerated powers so obvious that even a politician couldn't miss the point. They passed the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to shut the door to claims of additional power . . .
Representative John Shadegg (R-AZ) has introduced The Enumerated Powers Act (EPA) - HR 1359 [You can read the entire bill on our Background page]. EPA would require Congress to reference the specific clause(s) of the U.S. Constitution that grant them the power to enact laws and take other congressional actions.
"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.

John McCain's Real Story Breaking--Traitor

John McCain provided info to the enemy which directly led to the deaths of others, which he gave the North Vietnamese to obtain his medical treatment as a POW. Much more here, including how a book might be immortalizing his true legacy.

the moving finger could be about to push the Phoenix lady into prominence.
She is Patty Hopper. Mrs. Hopper is the wife of retired Army Colonel
Earl Hopper, an airborne troop, whose troublesome knees she attributes
to his penchant for “jumping out of perfectly good airplanes.” She
runs an outfit called Task Force Omega and spends most of her waking
hours researching the hundreds of U.S. military men every Administration
has left behind in Southeast Asia since Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger
disgraced the Oval Office.
One of those men is Colonel Earl Hopper, Jr., who was shot down in the
area and never recovered. Another man she knows almost everything
about is John Sidney McCain
We all know that the North Vietnamese Communists became quite proficient
at shooting down our planes. How? In order to get medical treatment
for his injuries when he was shot down, John Sidney McCrud told them
what to do.

Mar 19, 2008

McCain Fumbles on Iran-Al Qaeda Propaganda

What he said was entirely implausible, so Joe Lieberman (I-Israel) corrected him in order to get the official propaganda straight. (Rumor has it Lieberman is on his short list for VP, which would be quite a plan for succession for the neoconservatives to continue the war for "a new middle east").

You's all the same to the dull, thick-headed American public...Al Qaeda, terrorists, extremists....just repeat those words enough and pretend you know what you re talking about. Just paint your propaganda in broad strokes John, it s all the same lies anyway. War on terrorism , jihadists , extremists, Iran evil, Israel good, blah, blah, blah.

McCain just proved he is not "straight talking" and is not even keeping the cover story for war with Iran straight.

The misstep in question occurred during a news conference in Jordan earlier Tuesday, when the presumptive Republican presidential nominee repeatedly said Iran was supplying al Qaeda. Iran is predominately a Shiite country and is not aiding the Sunni dominated Al-Qaeda.

McCain ultimately corrected himself after Sen. Joe Lieberman whispered in his ear.

"I'm sorry, the Iranians are training extremists, not al Qaeda. I am sorry," the Arizona senator said.

The DNC later sent out a transcript of McCain's interview Monday with conservative Hugh Hewitt, during which he appeared to make the same mistake.

"As you know, there are al Qaeda operatives that are taken back into Iran, given training as leaders, and they’re moving back into Iraq," he told Hewitt.

 McCain misspoke during a press conference in Jordan Tuesday.

Mar 18, 2008

Supreme Court Hearing Arguments on DC Gun Ban: Bush Justice Dept. vs. the Constitution

It is a fundamental question of 2nd amendment of the Constitution. The Bush Justice Dept is trying to make an exception which cannot stand, unless the 2nd amendment means nothing. The CATO Institute is directly involved in this. Take a look at their sound argument and position of personal right to bear arms.
If a ban like DC's can be harmonized with a personal fundamental right to keep and bear arms, then no gun regulation will be deemed excessive. In effect, the Second Amendment will have been erased from the Constitution. Instead, the Court should hold that Washington, DC's ban on home possession of all functional firearms is both destructive as a matter of public policy and unconstitutional as a matter of law.

-- Robert A Levy, CATO

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Supreme Hears Arguments in Landmark Gun Case

The Supreme Court on March 18 heard oral arguments in DC v. Heller, a landmark lawsuit concerning the constitutionality of the District of Columbia's ban on guns. Cato scholar (and co-counsel to the plaintiffs) Robert A. Levy comments: "At root, the Heller case is simple. It's about self-defense: individuals living in a dangerous community who want to protect themselves in their own homes when necessary. The Second Amendment to the Constitution was intended to safeguard that right. Banning handguns outright is unconstitutional." A decision in the case is expected in June.

Mar 15, 2008

Idaho House Shoots Down REAL ID--West Virginia Should Follow Suit

Idaho makes a gesture to the Feds and Homeland Security about REAL ID, similar to what West Virginia's Senate approved recently in SB248. Unlike Governor Manchin, Idaho's governor, who originally supported REAL ID, now repudiates it!

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Idaho House Shoots Down Real ID

The Idaho House passed unanimously yesterday a bill directing the Idaho Department of Transportation not to implement the federal REAL ID Act – a decision that, if passed by the Senate and signed by Governor Butch Otter

The so-called Real ID is an unfunded Congressional mandate from 2005 for nationwide specifications for drivers’ licenses that was ostensibly intended to help protect Americans from terrorists, but it has since been opposed by more than 30 states, including Montana.

The Idaho Legislature had passed a joint memorial last year opposing REAL ID, but that bill had no force of law, while this one specifically tells ITD not to implement it and to report to the Governor and the Legislature any federal attempts to force the department to do so.

Otter was a cosponsor of the bill when he was in Congress but has since repudiated it as too expensive and an attack on civil liberties.

Mar 14, 2008

Montana Governor to Feds: "Go to Hell" On REAL ID; Governor Joe Manchin Plays the Puppet

While other governors like our own Gov. Joe Manchin are playing politically-correct puppets like cowards and complying with REAL ID, to kiss up to the federal powers (for political ambitions?), the governor of Montana is standing up boldly like a man (consistent with his oath of office) for the Constitution, State's Rights, 4th amendment privacy of their citizens and challenging what he called the "bluff" of the Federal government with its threats of "special treatment" beginning May 11th for those whose states are rejecting REAL ID (see earlier post).

West Virginia almost joined seventeen other states that have passed measures against REAL ID as well when the Senate passed bipartisan bill 248 with only three dissenting votes until the governor's lobbying got it stalled in House committee without an up or down vote. The governors and legislators of Maine and New Hampshire have made it clear they will not bow to federal threats or coercion against their citizens (by arbitrary and unconstitutional treatment) either that are being used to intimidate to force REAL ID upon the states.

The governor of Montana should be an example to Gov. Manchin, and the government and people of West Virginia. As Ronald Reagan stated once,
"All of us need to be reminded that the federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government".
Therefore the sovereignty of the states, demonstrated in their creation and limiting of federal powers, is the chief defense in preventing federal despotism, particularly effecting citizens rights and privacy.

This is a short, must-listen NPR interview that every American needs to hear. (Click the link at the top of the clip if the "listen now" does not open the player, to go directly to the story page and audio).

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Montana Governor on 'Real ID' Act

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All Things Considered, March 7, 2008 · Montana is one of several states that have balked at a federal law requiring states to issue tamper-proof identification cards to residents. Gov. Brian Schweitzer discusses his state's opposition.

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Mar 13, 2008

Biometric Speed Passes Promoted to Ignorant Americans

What is being implemented in Iraq under Martial Law is being sold to the public as "voluntary" (for now) here. Will Americans trade their privacy and freedom for convenience? (Answer: the stupid ones will). REAL ID will employ this eventually too. "Membership has its privileges".

The Biometric Cataloging of Americans at Home
"Avoid the hassle of airport security every time you fly."

This is the rhetoric being used to entice U.S. citizens to voluntarily provide their biometric information to the U.S. government.

The program, called "clear," is being installed at airports around the country now. For a little background on this, view a post at this website from September 2005, called Securitizing the Global Norm of Identity: Biometric Technologies in Domestic and Foreign Policy.

In Fallujah, the cataloging of human beings has been involuntary since the U.S. siege of that city in November 2004. Having retina scans, fingerprinting and bar-code IDs is mandatory there for Iraqis.

But now, in the "homeland" of the United States, you too can join the happy club of those giving their biometric data to the federal government.

These kiosks are planned for airports in New York, Denver, Oakland, and many others.

Mar 12, 2008

NSA quietly expands domestic spying program

"The central role the NSA has come to occupy in domestic intelligence gathering has never been publicly disclosed,"... an inquiry reveals that its efforts have evolved to reach more broadly into data about people's communications, travel and finances in the U.S. than the domestic surveillance programs brought to light since the 2001 terrorist attacks.""According to current and former intelligence officials, the spy agency now monitors huge volumes of records of domestic emails and Internet searches as well as bank transfers, credit-card transactions, travel and telephone records.

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Mar 7, 2008

Wireless Cell Provider Gave Feds Backdoor Access--Surveillance via Cell Phones

Just another good reason to BOYCOTT VERIZON! This is why Bush wants Telecoms protected instead of free citizens, because of deliberate network of illegal spying on millions of Americans. This was plainly illegal, and probably continues. Congress is being notified and the documentation taken seriously.

A cell phone is a powerful medium for conducting surveillance, even in real time, on any individual.

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Whistle-Blower: Feds Have a Backdoor Into Wireless Carrier -- Congress Reacts

A U.S. government office in Quantico, Virginia, has direct, high-speed access to a major wireless carrier's systems, exposing customers' voice calls, data packets and physical movements to uncontrolled surveillance, according to a computer security consultant who says he worked for the carrier in late 2003.

According to his affidavit, Pasdar tumbled to the surveillance superhighway in September 2003, when he led a "Rapid Deployment" team hired to revamp security on the carrier's internal network. He noticed that the carrier's officials got squirrelly when he asked about a mysterious "Quantico Circuit" -- a 45 megabit/second DS-3 line linking its most sensitive network to an unnamed third party.

Quantico, Virginia, is home to a Marine base. But perhaps more relevantly, it's also the center of the FBI's electronic surveillance operations.

suit names Verizon Wireless as the culprit.
Rutherford Institute on Cell Phones and Increasing Surveillance

Mar 6, 2008

FBI Admits Spying on Innocent Americans--Citizens Now Under Surveillance

This was all done using "national intelligence" letters from the so-called USA PATRIOT ACT. You are no longer a free citizen protected by the Constitution, but a criminal or terrorist suspect.

Note how credit records...internet traffic are among things admitted to. Your credit report has your entire financial and life history on it.

This is why REAL ID must be resisted entirely, as well as the extra-constitutional Gestapo-patterned Office of Homeland Security.

The founders always warned that necessity is the tyrant's plea, justification for breaking constitutional restraints on government.

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More FBI Privacy Violations Confirmed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI acknowledged Wednesday it improperly accessed Americans' telephone records, credit reports and Internet traffic in 2006, the fourth straight year of privacy abuses resulting from investigations aimed at tracking terrorists and spies.

The breach occurred before the FBI enacted broad new reforms in March 2007 to prevent future lapses, FBI Director Robert Mueller said. And it was caused, in part, by banks, telecommunication companies and other private businesses giving the FBI more personal client data than was requested.

An audit by the inspector general last year found the FBI demanded personal records without official authorization or otherwise collected more data than allowed in dozens of cases between 2003 and 2005. Additionally, last year's audit found that the FBI had underreported to Congress how many national security letters were requested by more than 4,600.

National security letters, as outlined in the USA Patriot Act

Mar 4, 2008

Bi-Partisan Opposition in Pennsylvania to REAL ID Seeks to Block Implementation

Pennsylvania also, like West Virginia, presently has bi-partisan legislation pending against REAL ID to prevent its implementation.

As the article points out this unusual bi-partisan coalition is mirrored at the national level where groups as diverse as the ACLU and American Center for Law and Justice (as well as National Rifle Association) are all finding common ground in the Constitution to defend their rights to privacy and state's rights against government intrusion. As in West Virginia, it can be seen that republicans have taken up the cause in their respective legislatures and become among the most vocal in opposition.

Note the name of the Senate bill introduced in Pennsylvania and the detailing of what "biometric" and "economic" measures are to be kept private from government intrusion (bills linked in clip):

This act shall be known and may be cited as the
REAL ID and Biometric and Economic Privacy Act.
Any governor that does not see the strength and broadness of this movement, or is blind to what the Constitution limits government from doing, will probably find bipartisan opposition to their re-election as well.

Note the legislative bills from Pennsylvania are linked in the clip below.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Backlash mounts against REAL ID

HARRISBURG -- Republican and Democratic state lawmakers are teaming up to oppose the federal REAL ID program, claiming it creates a national identity card that poses a threat to personal privacy.

REAL ID "is a terribly invasive new government tracking system being implemented here in Pennsylvania and across this nation, without legislative approval and certainly without public knowledge," said Rep. Sam Rohrer, a Berks County Republican known as one of the Legislature's most conservative members.

Rohrer and Rep. Babette Josephs, a liberal Philadelphia Democrat, are sponsoring a bill that would block REAL ID in Pennsylvania.

"The potential for identity theft is gigantic, unbelievable," Rohrer said.

The REAL ID program was included in a federal defense spending bill approved in 2005 without public hearings.

Senate Bill 1220, by Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon County. View it online.

House Bill 1351, by Rep. Sam Rohrer, R-Berks County. View it online.