The purpose of this presentation is to help inform American
citizens that there is a viable alternative to Real ID and measures
like Arizona’s SB 1070. We want you to know that there is a
straightforward and Constitutional means to validate identity
without destroying the presumption of innocence which is the
cornerstone in our system of justice.
Feb 5, 2011
My name is Kaye Beach. I am a member of the Board of Directors of
the Constitutional Alliance and have been working with Mark Lerner
for the past few years trying to stop Real ID.
This presentation is mostly based upon a recent article by Mark
Lerner of the Stop Real ID Coalition entitled I Don’t Care Who You
Are: The Government Does” I have simply broken this document
down into chunks by putting it into this format for the purpose of
making it easier to read and understand.
It also draws upon work by the Stop Real ID Coalition, Constitutional
Alliance and the contributions of their membership as well as many
other individuals who have worked tirelessly to inform others about
Kaye Beach, The Constitutional Alliance
ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT
Mark Lerner was a confidant of
senior people in the biometrics
industry. After uncovering many
improper acts by top people in the
industry, Mark provided what has
been called a "massive" amount of
evidence to the government. He decided to go public with what
he knew after waiting for nearly two years for Congress and the
public to be given this important information. Since that time,
Mark has testified before many state legislative committees and
is in Washington D.C. on a regular basis supporting the rights of
Mark now leads the Stop Real ID Coalition and is a spokesperson
for the Constitutional Alliance, a coalition of individuals and
groups committed to preserving state and national sovereignty,
the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and property as pronounced
in the Declaration of Independence and protected under the Bill
Here’s the Problem
FACT: The federal government is collecting, maintaining
and sharing American's information globally
FACT: The Real ID Act (along with a host of other ID
proposals including Arizona’s SB 1070) facilitates the
collecting, maintaining and sharing of our vital
The problem with this can be summed up in a single
Americans are being enrolled into a Single Global
Biometric Identifications System that Links A Person’s
Body to their Ability to Buy Sell and Travel.
“The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled
society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by
traditional values. [...] The capacity to assert social and political control
over the individual will vastly increase. It will soon be possible to assert
almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and to maintain up-to-
date, complete files, containing even most personal information about
the health or personal behavior of the citizen in addition to more
customary data. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by
This Brings Us to a Question
Is it possible for the states to manage verification of
identity and citizenship, when necessary, without
relying on the federal government?
The answer is in almost all cases is a resounding "Yes“
Furthermore, they should.
Under the US Constitution, driver’s licenses and the issuance
of birth certificates are matters for the states to manage.
The Real ID Act of 2005 and Arizona’s SB 1070 are used as examples but
the same issues that plague these two policies are the same ones that
plague all of the identification policies that use biometrics and requires
this information to be exchanged with the federal government.
Why are we talking about
Isn’t REAL ID Dead?
When the push for uniform standards
“. . .many state motor vehicle
began under REAL ID in 2005, each of departments are quietly doing
the states had its own driver’s licenses the work to meet the law's initial
specifications and standards.
18 benchmarks.” http://tinyurl.com/4rgrv87
The REAL ID Act of 2005 was intended
to force the states to comply with
national standards (some of which
What's in a name? that which
are international standards) we call a rose By any other
In order to be in compliance with the name would smell as sweet
Real ID states had to meet 18 specific
The 18 benchmarks = Real ID
HR 1268 the Real ID Act of 2005 Benchmarks
The 18 Benchmarks, when
met, give your state the same
International ID as Real ID.
Here’s the trick-they just
aren’t calling it “Real ID”
Now its called
Advanced Secure Issuance http://www.secure-license.org/
“The ASI card, also known as “the Many of the 18 benchmarks are
card with the star,” is marked with a reasonable measures that deal with
gold star indicating that it’s
document integrity not personal
materially compliant with the Real
ID Act’s regulations and can be information sharing. We fully support
used as identification for federal such measures. Others, like
purposes” March 22, 2010 Nevada benchmark #1, are cause for concern.
At least 11 states have met all
18 of the benchmarks
Decisions are being made, laws are being implemented and legislation
is being considered right now that will go a long way in deciding what
type of society we each will be living in and what type of society we will
be leaving for our children and grandchildren
We must each ensure we pass the rights, liberty and
freedom on to the children of today that we inherited at
such great sacrifice of previous generations.
This is why we have gone to great lengths to develop a solution, an alternative. This
sensible and effective solution is laid out for you in the last third of the presentation.
Who REALLY Wants REAL ID?
Over 600 organizations oppose Real ID
these groups cover a broad political spectrum
far left And Everything in Between far right
25 states either by law or resolution
oppose the Real ID Act 2005.
Religious organizations representing
every major religion spoke out against the
Real ID Act 2005.
S.B.1070 and the Real ID Act
have more in common than you might think
Both of these laws have the state
or state’s sharing volumes of
personal information, including
biometric data, in an ongoing fashion
to the federal government
Both policies contribute to entangling
of all of us in a Single Global Biometric
Identification System that if unchecked
will allow governments and
corporations to control virtually every
aspect of our lives.
The Real ID Act , passed without
debate as a rider on a military
spending bill in 2005.
Driver’s licenses are issued by the states
not the federal government but the Real ID
Act imposed federally mandated standards
for state driver's licenses.
Under REAL ID all new licenses
would be machine readable and
contain biometric data including but “Robert Mocny, [US-VISIT
not limited to facial biometrics. DHS]sketched the outline of a
Global Security Envelope of
biometric data that would
permanently link individuals
with their personal data held
by governments and
This and the other information, under
Real ID, is to be shared both nationally
and internationally. Real ID Biometric Facts Government Computer News, “DHS pushes global data
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/71715280/Real-ID- sharing,” on Feb. 4, 2007,
Measurement of the body
Technology is used to measure behavioral or
physical aspects of a person and then
transform this personal data to digital
code for the purpose of identification
With biometric identification
Your Body IS Your ID
A Single Global Biometric
requires nations and states
to do 3 things
document and biometric
The standard for the digital image on
1.Enroll citizens (DL/ID
our ID cards is the adopted international
cards, passports, national ID,
standard of the ICAO
school ID, etc.)
3.Link databases for global
information sharing, global ID-tracking and
International Standards exist for one purpose:
to enable the global exchange of information
The US standard for the digital facial image on our ID
cards is the adopted international standard of
the ICAO ( International Civil Aviation
Organization), which is an affiliate of
the United Nations.
“What information do governments share? With whom is my data shared
and why? All of these questions need to be addressed by an agency with
global powers.” --Chair of the International Biometrics Agency
Once in this system U.S. citizens will have
The system is global and agencies such as
the ICAO (an agency of the United
Nations) and the International
Biometrics Agency will dictate “the rules”
Identification schemes run afoul of
The US Constitution/Bill of Rights in
more ways that we have time to list.
The next several slides hit on some of
the more obvious infringements .
"This proposal is one more step away from the
This is not a question of whether or Founding Fathers' vision of a limited federal
not you trust your government. government. Our greatest homeland security is liberty,
A better question is do you trust all and the Founding Fathers believed our greatest threat
governments and do you trust them to liberty was a central government grown too
powerful. Accordingly, they set up checks on federal
all both now and into the future to power by vesting authority at the individual and state
never abuse this ability to separate levels.
you or your loved ones from their
REAL ID disrupts this delicate balance of power in two
ability to secure for ourselves the ways. First, it turns the Founders' logic on its head by
basic necessities of life.? forcing states to act as agents for the federal
government in creating a national ID card for federal
That is the power a global biometric purposes. Needing a REAL ID to board a plane or
enter a federal building would also change the balance
identification system will enable for of power in something as seemingly insignificant as a
all governments, over all of us living visit to a member of Congress."
now and those who will come in the -- Gov. Mark Sanford, "Real ID Side Effects,"
Washington Times, April 14, 2008.
The Real ID Act provides the
enrollment process for facial
recognition compatible databases
that allow citizens to be identified
by photos or in real time through
Right to Peaceful
There is no question that for many
Christians being enrolled into a single global
Government using facial recognition
system of identification and financial
control over which they have no technology to identify people when in
representation does violate their First public is an intimidating act that does
abridge our right to peacefully
The use of biometrics literally places our religious freedom, privacy, rights
of representation and our ability to buy and sell, into the hands of
international organizations. For many Christians, biometric ID is enrollment into
a “mark of the beast-like” system.
•BIOMETRIC ID IS INTERNATIONAL ID, APPLYING TO ALL
•BIOMETRICS CREATES A DIRECT LINK BETWEEN ONE’S BODY AND THE CONTROL
OF FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
•BIOMETRICS IS A “NUMBER OF MAN”
Revelation 13:16-18 is very straightforward.
Once databases and ID documents are compromised (and they will be) the justification will
exist to move the identification process from the identification document to directly "on" the
The technology to achieve this already exists. And has been in use for some time. It is not the
RFID chip. The same information can be stored however, in the ink of this tattoo. (More about
this technology later)
For the first time in history, the entire world is being enrolled into a single
system of identification and financial control, based on one’s body.
For the first time both the political will and technology exist to fulfill prophecy.
The Real ID Act 2005 mandates
the creation of new databases
and the linking of the new
databases with existing
‘As we learn to link biometrics to biographic,
geospatial, social networks and other forms
of data, we can develop patterns of activities
for both individuals and organizations. . .’
WHO “Biometric Enabled Intelligence” 2009 Biometrics
Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the
majority ... It thus exemplifies the purpose behind
the Bill of Rights, and of the First Amendment in
HOW particular: to protect unpopular individuals from
retaliation--and their ideas from suppression--at
WHEN the hand of an intolerant society."
McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Comm’n, 514 U.S. 334
“. . just looking ahead from what I do for a living, DNA, fingerprints,
photos, vehicle registrations, and all other types of data could be
linked together in relational databases, so that if I have a DNA
profile, I can immediately know your driving record, your military
record, a financial profile.
“And then there is the argument about, should the DNA database
include all people in a population.”
Greggory LaBerge, Director Crime
Laboratory Bureau, Denver Police Dept.
Real ID usurps the ability of
the states to innovate their
Technically , Real ID may not violation the own solutions
Tenth Amendment but in reality the
practical effect of the regulations and
penalties for failing to implement them are Post-9/11, many states began to
undeniably coercive upon state beef up security features on their
own, without guidance from the
“Federally imposed standards for drivers' license
and birth certificates make a mockery of
federalism and the 10th amendment. “Congress actually modeled many
While states technically are not forced to accept provisions in the Real ID Act after
the federal standards, any refusal to comply existing standards in states
would mean their residents could not get a job, including California, New York,
receive Social Security, or travel by plane. Virginia, and Florida.” --Rep.
–Rep. Ron Paul Sensenbrenner link
Arizona S.B.1070 is state initiated legislation
signed into state law in 2010 in reaction to the
federal government’s inability to deal with the
illegal immigration issue
Arizona’s S.B.1070 allows for an
unlimited amount of personal
information of citizens including
a person’s biometrics to be shared
with the federal government.
Arizona’s S.B.1070 assists the federal government in creating a national
database/repository of citizen’s most personal and sensitive information under
the control of the DHS More information on SB 1070
Arizona’s S.B.1070 and similar legislation
allows for an unlimited amount of
information to be sent to the
Department of Homeland Security
Any type of license-
driver's, business, gun,
Any Benefits (food
The Department of
Information IS power
Created in 2002 Our personal information is also
being centralized and consolidated
The creation of this department Power IS
represents the most diverse
merger of federal functions in
our nations history.
We live in a Republic, not a
Twenty-two agencies that were formerly
in the Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Centralization of power never favors
Energy, Health and Human Services, individual rights and when the
Justice, Transportation, and Treasury representatives of our state
departments or in independent agencies governments lose the ability to
were combined and reorganized in the make decisions over their
new department. jurisdiction we have less
accountability and less influence
over the lawmaking that will most
directly impact our lives
Mission Creep Guaranteed!
No statutory limitations on “official purpose”
The Secretary of Homeland Security has unfettered authority and
discretion to name the “official purposes” that will require a Real ID
compliant driver’s license. (As stated in Final Rules of the Real ID Act 2005)
DHS Secretary Napolitano Under Real ID there are no rules other than the rules
DHS decides they should abide by
Referencing what he described as DHSs’
“essentially unlimited authority”
“Mocny conceded that
each of the 10 privacy
laws currently in effect in DHS declared by publishing
the United States has an in the Federal Register,
exemption clause for their intention to no longer
national-security comply with the Privacy
Act of 1974. September, 2010
E-Verify is often touted as being
It is pretty accurate when it is the
information of U.S. citizens being
“run” through system.
When we really need it the most, E-Verify Fails
If the person in question happens to be here illegally, E-Verify gets
it wrong more than it gets it is right.
The program cannot even identify fraud.
The Department of Homeland
Security has spent $1 billion
to create a virtual fence
that covers just 53 miles of
It took them five years to realize
that plan was flawed to begin
Jan. 2010, DHS decided to discontinue the effort
In 2010 DHS’s set 30% as its
target goal for stopping illegal
goods or people from entering
That’s right, a 70% failure rate.
L-1 is the largest biometric
company in the US Louis Freeh, FBI Admiral Loy
It dominates the state
driver’s license business. L-
1 also produces all
George Tenet, CIA
Robert S Gelbard
The biometrics giant also provides These are just some of the
ID documents for the Department senior government officials that
of Defense and has contracts have passed through the
with nearly every intelligence revolving door at L-1 Identity
agency within our government Solutions
Last year L1 announced that its
biometric and document divisions
are being sold to French
This could place U.S. citizens personal,
sensitive information including our social
security numbers and biometrics could be in
the hands of those we have no jurisdiction over. The sale of L1 would seem to
constitute a potential threat to our citizens and the security of our country.
Yet neither Congress the or DHS has stepped in to stop it Why Not?
In announcing major new regulations in
January that set national standards for
driver's licenses under the 2005 Real ID
Act, Homeland Security Secretary
Michael Chertoff declared,
"This is a great teaching moment on
the challenges of really reconfiguring a
society.“ Chertoff's announcement was
Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff is music to the ears of private companies
representing Safran and lobbyists
Are you feeling more secure?
An ideal system of identity verification would avoid
exchanging volumes of citizens’ personal information,
including biometrics with the federal government while still
providing an effective means to confirm that we are who we
say we are when there is the need for identification.
An ideal identity verification system would address the
• Illegal Immigration to ensure that those
who are legally qualified are the only persons who obtain
•Terrorists using a state driver’s license or
identification card to facilitate their actions. **
The solution to preventing too much power and The Solution
control by one segment of US government couldn’t
be simpler. We should insist that the state
governments and federal government keep to their
constitutionally mandated scope of power.
This is what we are proposing
The states should remain the guardians of
their citizens’ domicile information and only
share this data when the federal
government has a legal need or right to
We have done the homework for you.
This plan is workable, cost effective and efficient.
It provides for verifying of identity when its needed
and does so without rendering the majority of law
abiding people helpless to the machinations of any State to State Identity
one segment of government. Verification System
Start with the
R Breeder Document
E an identification document
issued to support a person’s
The breeder document has to
O be considered reliable because
C it is used to verify and obtain
other identity documents
N How do we verify a person’s identity?
S The driver’s license and passport are considered to be pretty good
proof that you are who you say you are but based on what?
Based on your birth certificate which is considered to be
the most reliable “breeder document”
WHO AM I?
B Biometrics do not prove identity
D Authenticated Authentic
O Biometrics are attributed to the identity provided by the
U breeder documents. Garbage in, Garbage out.
M In the case of the 11 Russian spies, the collecting of their biometrics samples/data did
E nothing but perpetuate the fake identities based upon fraudulent birth certificates.
+ = FRAUD
The FBI’s investigation into the group of Russian operatives discovered that several
of the suspects had assumed fraudulent identities and had obtained genuine passports
(and other identity documents) in their assumed names. Link
E documents, such as
driver’s licenses and
E passports, are validated
R on the basis of the birth
A person’s identity is
D established on the basis of certificate.
O his or her birth certificate.
The federal government realizes the birth certificate is the primary instrument
that "proves" citizenship; this is precisely why the Real ID Act 2005
mandates all birth certificates will be authenticated.
Federal and State
agencies rely on birth For proof of Age
certificates as the and Citizenship
means to validate
to issue other documents
( such as driver’s licenses, Social Security cards,
to determining eligibility for
public programs or benefits. Identification for employment
Electronic Verification of Vital Events
EVVE is an existing state initiative provides the
means for states to authenticate birth certificates.
EVVE is not a national repository or database
It is a telecommunication hub and simply facilitates one entity in making an
inquiry with the entity that controls the information being queried.**
EVVE- Electronic Verification of Vital Events
“An electronic response from the participating vital records
jurisdiction either verifies or denies the match with official
state or jurisdiction records.”
Death records are also matched by EVVE
an alert could be raised if a birth certificate belongs
to an individual who is deceased (using the birth
certificate of the deceased is a common method of
committing identity fraud)
Since the birth certificate is used to validate identity, it
B makes sense to focus on ensuring the authenticity of
the birth certificate
If the birth certificate is bogus, the identity proclaimed on
T the driver’s license or any other documents that are created
S based upon the birth certificate will be bogus too
We must begin authenticating the birth certificate
Where have all the silos gone?
Before the government re-organization after Breaking down silos certainly
911 which consolidated 22 agencies under makes things easier for the
DHS, the American people had some government but it also allows for
protection against the centralization of data free access to and consolidation of
due to what the government refers to as information about every facet of
“stovepipes” or silos. The mantra after 911 our personal lives.
became “Breaking down silos”
Silos protect our privacy by
requiring that the entity wishing
to gain access have a legal
need and right to that
Our solution will keep the silos
This is only three out of many sets of personal around our sensitive information
information about you but just imagine for a
moment how revealing it is to when just these
three sets of data about you are consolidated.
Now imagine more. Your various purchases, This is a fundamental difference
your internet habits, your phone records….Are between what we are proposing
you beginning to get a sense of how data silos and where our government is
protect us against unwanted intrusion into our going.
We propose SSIVS
State to State Identity Verification System
SSIVS does not require any type of national or
more precisely international identification card that
would place our religious freedom, privacy, states'
rights or sovereignty, at risk.
This system does not just answer the need for a
document to show or prove citizenship status, it also
eliminates the need for federal guidelines for state
By placing focus on the authentication of the breeder document (birth
certificate), SSIVS provides a strong foundation for ID verification while not
requiring U.S. citizens to be enrolled into single global system of
identification and financial control.
SSIVS would (1)require states to sequentially number all birth certificates
and (2) verify Social Security Number
This can be done directly by states querying the Social Security Administration (not DHS) and
would not require an open ended exchange of information. ONLY the specific data necessary
would be exchanged which narrows and limits it’s use unlike the manner of exchange that
REAL ID and other ID policies would allow
1 Numbering the birth certificates allows
2 the EVVE “system” to recognize and
alert the requesting state DMV of an
3 attempted duplicate use of one birth
4 certificate. **
This prevents the common
practice of using another person's birth
certificate to establish a fraudulent identity
**Each state or territory would start their numbering sequence with their
two letter abbreviation to avoid duplication in numbering sequence
State to State Identity
Step by step example
The SSIVS system would show John Doe used his rightful birth
certificate to obtain his driver's license or state identification card.
If another person attempted to use John Doe's birth certificate "the
system" would recognize that the specific birth certificate in question
had already been used based on the number assigned to John Doe's
If John Doe attempted to use his birth certificate to obtain multiple driver's
licenses in different states "the system" would alert DMV officials that John
Doe had already used his birth certificate and thus John Doe would not receive a
driver's license or state identification card from another state or jurisdiction until
John Doe had turned in his other state’s driver's license or state identification
What if a US citizen
wasn’t born in the
Not all citizens are born in the United States
so their birth certificate may not be in the system. In those instances
since immigration and naturalization are matters under the authority
of the federal government, states would need to make inquiry to the
federal government to determine citizenship status and to ensure
that the documents presented are authentic.
In a country of over 300 million
people there will be cases where
states do not have the birth
certificates, certificates of birth
or other acceptable documents
as the state may deem
appropriate to authenticate before
issuing a state driver's license or
state identification card to an
The states would deem what procedures they would follow in these
very rare cases that the person applying for a state driver's license or
state identification card is not able to have their birth certificate,
certificate of birth or other acceptable documents authenticated.
Hospital records and insurance documents are secondary documents
that we envision a state may use along with other documents.
Why State to State Verification is Best
Databases are routinely compromised. We all have heard about credit card companies,
retailers, social networking sites and even state and federal databases being
compromised. The answer should never be to create repositories, centralized
databases or even direct electronic access/linking of databases.
The federal government has had databases compromised by employees, moles and
others. We are all familiar with WikiLeaks and the compromising of hundreds of
thousands of documents.
The best way to protect information is not to have our personal information including
our biometrics in centralized databases. The next best alternative is to spread
information out; diversify and not put all our eggs in one basket. If you had a million
dollars you would not invest it all in one company or stock. You limit your risk through
diversification. The federal government is creating a national repository and worse yet
sharing our information with foreign entities.
It is your information and you have a right to know who is collecting it, what are
they doing with it and whom it is being shared with. The solution we offer
protects your information as much as possible and most importantly your own
respective states can and must be the ones we trust. We have much greater
access to our state lawmakers.
Join the Constitutional Alliance and others all over the country. Share the PowerPoint,
the legislation and our web-site www.constitutionalalliance.org and know you are
honoring your foremost responsibility as citizens.
“We will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or
restricting our freedoms.” -- George W. Bush, Sept. 12, 2001
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Information and Resources
Mark Lerner’s presentation before the Michigan House of Representatives sums
up the problems with Real ID which is applicable to any international biometric identification
scheme, find Here or on our website
http://constitutionalalliance.org/ in the library section.
Your Body Is Your ID Fact sheet
“I Don’t Care Who You Are: The Government Does” by Mark Lerner for more specific
information about the proposed solution. Find article Here or visit at our website at
Your Body is Your ID (the book)
These downloads are provided by the Stop Real ID Coalition.
The documents include legislation and talking points which are provided for use by the state
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