January 14, 2005

Dr. Ron Paul understands the forces behind identity theft

It seems that no sooner than I'd got the polemic on Why Hollywood has to take one for the team off my chest, Dr Ron Paul, a Representative in the US Congress, proposed legislation to the US Congress to ban the issue of uniform and universal identifiers.

Your number, in other words, won't exist under Dr Paul's world. This is a good thing, as we've written many times that the one true number is a Rights mechanism that is a happening disaster. His proposal is called " Identity Theft Prevention Act" and it further aims to prevent the theft of Identity by repealing the national ID card in the oddly named "intelligence reform bill", forcing the re-issue of all social security numbers, making social security numbers only usable for ... Social Security, and repealing exceptions to privacy violations that permitted the IRS and the FBI to conduct various agenda related attacks in recent times. Among other things.

Dr Paul's Act is a frontal attack on a behemoth that will not permit it. This will not succeed of course, but Dr Paul will at least have secured his own peace of mind by standing up and being counted.

Posted by iang at January 14, 2005 11:49 AM | TrackBack

Excerpts from Paul's oppenent's commercials in 2006.

"Insider Ron Paul wants to repeal parts of the Intelligence Reform act to make it easier for terrorists to sneak into the country. He wants to make it hard for the FBI to search and find them. And most importantly, he wants to abolish SOCIAL SECURITY (...numbers)."

Sadly, we're more likely to ever get this reform through Executive action and studies, such as what Schneier is jumping on to, than our legislature. But Ron Paul and Rush Holt certainly have my well wishes.

Posted by: Tony at January 14, 2005 12:08 PM

Like when he was the only one with balls enough to vote against the Patriot act :)

Posted by: Jeroen at January 14, 2005 12:13 PM
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