Tea Party of Louisiana Calls on Gov Jindal to VETO HB 907 Real ID
The Honorable Governor Bobby Jindal
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004 June 9, 2014
Dear Governor Jindal:
There are numerous and ample reasons why you should veto HB 907.
A few brief reasons that come quickly to mind are:
- It's impossible to justify such a foolish waste of money required to implement the "Real ID" program when we have so many unfunded infrastructure and other needs;
- Another unnecessary intrusion into our lives, which puts Louisianans at more risk of identity theft by potentially compromising our private information; and we shudder to think what other malicious uses some nefarious actor might make if the "Real ID" data base info fell into their hands - a present and real danger with this current inept Federal regime.
- While this might be advertised as a way to help curb illegal aliens or even help make us “more secure”, it is just another example of a lawless government wanting to expand its size and power with new programs instead of implementing the current laws, sealing our borders and declaring who our real enemies are! And cover for the coward politicians who do not want to call them out for this!
Additionally, Governor there is a more basic and fundamental reason why you should veto HB 907. The unnecessary collection of personal data that would be done under the "Real ID" program, in and of itself, violates our God-Given right "to be secure in our person.....", as stated so eloquently in the Fourth Amendment to our Constitution. Further, the same scandalous mismanagement that has plagued such federal agencies as the IRS, the NSA, the AG and VA, (to name just a few), render us absolutely incapable of trusting another bloated government bureaucracy like the DHS enough to hand over authority to regulate our most sacred personal information.
The lessons from the history of the 20th century teach us clearly that, once gathered into a data base, no matter what assurances are given or what representations are made, it is without question that, at some point in time, someone will misuse this information. The ONLY way to prevent this is to continue Louisiana's position of rejecting participation in this program. Please join Senator Jonathan Perry efforts in stopping the current ill advised implementation of this in Louisiana by issuing your VETO.
We don't want to wake up one morning and find that we are living in a North American communist, fascist or totalitarian state, and the "Real ID" program is one more step down that road. It is totally alien to the Constitution and we reject it personally and institutionally, and so should you!
The Tea Party of Louisiana urges you to remember Benjamin Franklin's warning which echoes down to us through the ages that "those who trade essential liberty for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both", and strongly urges you to veto HB 907. Your veto of HB 907 is of the utmost importance to us and our 13,000+ members, and each freedom loving Louisianan.
Bob Reid, spokesman
Board of Directors Member
TEA Party of Louisiana, LLC