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The REAL ID “Kill-Shot”…Fired from Oklahoma

By —— Bio and Archives--July 1, 2011

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“The Technocratic Age is slowly designing an every day more controlled society. The society will be dominated by an elite of persons free from traditional values (!) who will have no doubt in fulfilling their objectives by means of purged techniques with which they will influence the behavior of people and will control and watch the society in all details”. “… it will become possible to exert a practically permanent watch on each citizen of the world”.—Zbigniew Brzezinski


In the early morning hours of 04 June 2011, a lady in Norman, Oklahoma receives a traffic ticket from local law enforcement.  The lady is a former small business owner, a good mother, a Christian, and a loving wife who has just finished a long day of work related research and activities.  The reason for the stop is not a moving traffic violation and the citation she ultimately receives is for an expired, Oklahoma state issued, drivers license.  How do I “know” these things?  The lady is Kaye Beach…and she happens to be a dear friend.

A hair-dresser, turned researcher, turned activist – Kaye had, just a few months earlier, made the very difficult decision to no longer bow to the unjust demands of government relating to her driver’s license that she believes to be morally wrong, unconstitutional, and unnecessary.  Oklahoma requires both fingerprint and a facial-recognition-compatible photo to be placed on the drivers license (BIOMETRIC IDENTIFIERS).  Kaye, like many Americans, views government collection, storage, and dissemination of very personal and unique individual characteristics as a potential threat to privacy, autonomy, personal freedoms, and individual liberty.  She also happens to know quite a bit about REAL ID.

Contrary to what many Americans may have heard, REAL ID is not dead nor is this INTER-national identity scheme even close to becoming an endangered species…YET.  REAL ID was passed by FEDERAL lawmakers in 2005 to mandate all state-issued drivers’ licenses met FEDERAL and some international standards…these minimum standards are known as REAL ID compliance benchmarks.  It must be noted that 26 states appeared to push back against this federal intrusion into state affairs by passing laws and/or resolutions against participation in REAL ID…Oklahoma is one such state.  Knowing this, Kaye repeatedly attempted to renew her DL without submitting her biometric information.  The standard low-resolution photo (which is virtually indiscernible from the digital facial-recognition-compatible sort) is no problem.  The digital, high-resolution, photo allows for an individual to be “scanned” from afar without knowledge or consent.  From local DMV office to the state-level, she asked questions and the result was the same…submit your biometric identifying information or you will be unable to renew your license: Have a Nice Day!

Seemed a bit “strange” for a state that vowed non-compliance with REAL ID mandates.  Seemed a bit “strange” for a state that just a year earlier the state House AND the Senate had overwhelmingly passed an anti-RFID bill (banned radio frequency identification devices on DL’s) only to be vetoed by then Governor Brad Henry.  The question had to be asked: Why this seemingly entrenched and desperate adherence to a scheme that has, and still is, wildly unpopular with We, the people?  The answer has been in front of us for quite some time…OUR wishes, OUR opinions, OUR unalienable rights, OUR inherent liberty no longer matters.  If this aspect of We, the people interferes with government, the “CHANGE” is brought about administratively rather than legislatively…thus state DMV’s all across the nation are implementing, one-by-one, the benchmarks of REAL ID.  Pretty neat, huh?  No elected officials to be held accountable!  Remember, TWENTY-SIX states pushed back legislatively.  Today, according to The Heritage Foundation: “States have made significant progress in upgrading their identification processes. At least 32 states are close to REAL ID material compliance, while a total of 44 states and territories have indicated that they fully intend to meet REAL ID compliance.” Interesting, to say the least!

So…how to kill a politically-born scheme that:

  1. steals individual privacy,
  2. holds a strong probability of arresting personal freedom,
  3. grants total information control to government over individuals,
  4. CONTROLS individual access to goods and services (Kaye has already been denied a prescription of medicine re-fill due to her expired DL),
  5. enrolls every American into an international biometric identification system? 

The “kill-shot” must come in the form a judicial “bullet”!  And that, my fellow Americans, is what Kaye’s ticket, issued in Norman, Oklahoma at 12:04 a.m. on 4 June 2011, is going to do.

Kaye Beach has said: “I have said it before and will say it again.  With biometric ID, we may resist it now or resist it later but without a shadow of a doubt; we will all resist it at some point. For me, that time is now”.  Just so you know…she means every word.  Kaye is in the process of assembling a legal team with experience and dedication to fighting for, and preserving, those uniquely American values and Founding Principles of personal freedom and individual Liberty.  This legal battle will not end in traffic court on 21 July, 2011 in Norman, Oklahoma.  Kaye Beach will fight on and legal opinion is beginning to surface that the courts may finally provide relief to Kaye, and ALL Americans, by allowing for this redress of grievances and…we can hope and pray…provide true aim for this REAL ID “kill-shot” that is so desperately needed. 

For more information on Kaye’s story and for updates on the progress of the legal process, please visit her web-site –axxiomforliberty.com or Constitutionalalliance.org 


Howard W. Houchen -- Bio and Archives | Comments

Howard W. Houchen is a proud Oklahoman, a Reagan Conservative and Constitutionalist. He is a small businessman and graduate of University of Oklahoma with a degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in National Security Studies from American Military University.

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