DownsizeDC.org
June 24, 2009
Real ID, Pass Act, Audit the Fed
By Jim Babka

Quote of the Day: "Those who suppress freedom always do so in the name of law and order." -- John V. Lindsay

Subject: REAL ID, the PASS Act, and Audit the Fed

The people of Iran are risking their lives, and in some cases losing them, in a bid to gain their freedom. We need not risk so much to restore and retain our freedom, but for that to remain true we must vigorously use our right to petition our government for a redress of grievances. This means...

We must relentlessly increase our pressure, telling Congress to obey the Constitution, and to undo the constitutional violations they've already committed. Our pressure must keep increasing until the politicians demonstrate their submission to the Constitution. To make that happen...

We must apply more pressure each month than we did the previous month. We're now nearing the end of June. To make sure we exceed the 36,512 messages we sent last month we're going to ask you to hit Congress on two issues today, the REAL ID Act and Congressman Ron Paul's Audit the Fed bill.

The de facto national ID card that the REAL ID Act would create, seems to be going nowhere. The people don't want it, and 25 states are refusing to impose it. This has been a significant victory for the idea that the people can pressure their government into submission. But...

The law remains on the books and will be a continuing threat until it's repealed. Meanwhile, the idea of a national ID card is being revived under the guise of a new name, the PASS Act.

Jim Harper, of the Cato Institute, reveals how the PASS Act is being driven by lobbyists seeking secure jobs as the procurers and protectors of federal funding that state governments would use to implement the PASS Act.

This must not be allowed to happen. YOU must serve as a counter-lobby against the professional lobbyists who want to pick your pocket and violate your rights.

As we've told you before, not only is a national ID card essentially an internal passport like those used by dictatorial governments around the world, we think it will also help pave the way for federal bureaucrats to control all of your health care decisions.

Please go to DownsizeDC.org's REAL ID campaign page and send your Congressional employees a message.

Tell them to repeal the REAL ID Act. Use your personal comments to tell them they must also KILL the PASS Act.

After you've done that, please also apply additional pressure to get Ron Paul's Audit the Fed bill passed. There's continuing good news on this front. The bill now has 237 cosponsors in the House, and a second cosponsor, David Vitter (R-LA), has signed on in the Senate. Go here to check if your House Rep. is already a co-sponsor. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-1207

Then go to DownsizeDC.org's campaign page to Audit the Fed and urge passage of HR 1207 in the House and S 604 in the Senate.

Use your personal comments to thank your Rep if he or she is already a co-sponsor, or to urge him or her to become a co-sponsor. Urge your Senators to cosponsor S. 604 unless your Senator is DeMint or Vitter, in which case you should thank them for their support of S. 604.

Remember what the people in Iran are facing, and take action secure in the knowledge that no one is going to shoot at you because you're pressuring your government.

Thank you for being a part of the constantly growing Downsize DC Army.

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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