The Feds are Watching You
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, May 19, 2014. Our friend, Prayerful Manny, is here with me at the breakfast table. He is a tad agitated, because he has just learned of something the federal government is doing. He wants to tell us about it and it comes with a warning. We are not going to like what he has to say. Please join us for breakfast. We're having German pancakes with applesauce. I am providing the Irish coffees. I think we are going to need them.
They are Listening
Thank you all for joining me this morning. Let me cut to the quick. The Obama administration is conducting an experiment in Michigan and Pennsylvania. The pilot program is known as the "National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace." President Obama has used his all powerful magic pen to jumpstart the program. What it amounts to is forcing all of you to establish an online ID so that the government can track your activities. President Obama must be channeling mainland China, because they already have a version of this scheme in place. To put it simply, the long, intrusive arm of the federal government will now be endangering your privacy, free speech and internet freedom. There is nothing benign about this project. It is as sinister and as dangerous as it sounds. They are beginning the program in a manner that hides its end game. It begins initially by setting its sights on people who want government assistance, such as welfare. The government says that their efforts will improve access to programs such as food stamps and welfare, while reducing fraud at the same time. Keep in mind that this is only the beginning. In the end, all of you will be ensnared in the federal governments web. Michigan and Pennsylvania were awarded grants to participate in the testing. By the time it comes to your state it most assuredly will be mandatory. After all, this is the federal government we are talking about. Programs never get smaller.
Can They Do This?
What we are talking about here is an unbelievable threat to your privacy. This idea surfaced several years ago. It never took off because there was a great deal of resistance to it. The Obama administration has decided to try it again and "go it alone." Down the road bloggers will have to prove who they before they dare write something like this. This doesn't sound like the nation I grew up in. Free speech would be a thing of the past and trust me when I say that this plan has "legs." Of course, this begs the question, "does the federal government have the authority to do this?" The answer is is a resounding NO. The federal government does not have the Constitutional authority to develop or mandate this program. We have already had plenty of evidence that this administration doesn't concern themselves with such mundane matters, so get ready for a rocky ride.
They Have Your Number
The long range view of this program is that the identification number assigned to you will be used across the board. The federal government looks to a time when individual passwords will be a thing of the past. Just imagine what a clever hacker can do once he gets your number. Say good-bye to your bank accounts, your e-mails, your health information, your freedom of speech and more, much more.
It's time to let Congress know that you are aware of what is happening and that you want it stopped. President Obama likes to "do his own thing", but he can't continue down this road if Congress cuts off the funding. Michigan and Pennsylvania already received money for their participation. You can't afford to let things slide, because if you do you will have signed over the keys to your personal kingdom.
Prayerful Manny's Song
The moment I wake up
Before I arrange my wings
I say a little prayer for you....