reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Thank you for adding your thoughts to this post. I have to disagree with you about me doing more, not here at ATS anyway, considering the number of
responses my posts get compared to yours.
Did we ignore this or was it that DHS, MO Dept. of Revenue and other guilty parties yet unnamed did their damnedest to keep the public in the dark
about this because it is a must win for them? I have scoured the net searching for news stories, government press reports, anyway pertaining to this
and they tucked this in the closet pretty darn well.
Quite honestly, a month ago I didn't even know about the REAL ID Act so I truly got a crash course on it when the story broke. I think the majority
of citizens are unaware of what their government is doing which makes getting away with wrongdoing all the easier. People are either too busy, too
apathetic or took the pill that allows them to deny the myriad of # that faces the world, so they hit the ignore button and tune in to American Idol
or whatever. So I ask you: Is making people who don't care aware going to help at all? Will they stand up and even bother to call their legislators?
Nothing wrong with putting the bug in their ear, someday maybe they will put 2 +2 together and see the mess we are facing.
What can we do??? Missouri Family Network missourifamilynetwork.net...
has some suggestions. I will list a few from the link:
Check your CCW and driver’s license. If they are expiring within the next six months, call to confirm and get to a fee office ASAP to renew
while you can without intrusive government scans.
If you have had your source documents scanned without your express permission, please call us at 314-971-2477 to make plans to come to Jefferson City
to talk to lawmakers about the experience.
File a civil lawsuit! If you had documents scanned, or refuse to allow it to be done, talk to a local attorney about filing a civil suit. Nothing
gets more attention and response than a court summons!
Keep calling your lawmakers and demanding answers and a reversal of the DOR’s offensive attempt to circumvent the law and the trust of the citizens
of the Great State of Missouri.
Communicate with Lawmakers in Jefferson City that they keep looking for solutions while striving to hold DOR officials accountable. The vast majority
of lawmakers are very upset with this!
Write “letters to the editor”, call radio show hosts, speak up in public forums & in the public square. Do not allow these invasions of privacy
to go unchallenged – your grandchildren need you!
Support any legislation that might protect your liberties. Missouri First mofirst.org...
has an awesome program that allows you to provide
witness testimony to both houses of Missouri congress via online witness testimony form that become part of the congressional record on crucial bills.
How cool is that? Every legislator in the state gets your input, not just the one in your district.
If you use Facebook send a friends request to legislators who are "movers and shakers" to keep abreast of the latest happenings in the legislature.
Missouri Family Network FB has the latest news on congress.
Spread the latest news to other organizations that have an interest. In this case any liberty organizations, GOA, etc. National organizations may not
be aware of what is going on in our state. Many of them have contact forms on their webpage. You can also keep up by getting on their mailing list. I
have a feeling you do these things, I am just putting this out there for the benefit of those who don't. Defcon5 posted a link with a huge # of
religious groups that oppose Real ID. www.realnightmare.org...
Looks like I have homework. Raise awareness with groups that
support your effort.
Fill your email address with contacts who you know are reporting crucial stories and share any brainstorms you have with them on. For example: I sent
Katherine Albrecht, RFID expert, an email and filled her in on what is going on in Missouri and encouraged her spread the news, even suggested a C2C
appearance with George Noory and copied the email to Mr. Noory. It is a matter of casting your bread upon the water.
On this issue, definitely let your legislators know how peeved you are about this. I went to Nixon's webpage and sent him a scathing message, copied
and forwarded it to my legislators telling them the guilty must be held accountable and the DMV changes that were illegal need to be undone. I sent a
tough message to the Atty. General as well, need divine intervention for him to move on this IMHO. Encourage your friends to do the same and ask them
to pass it on.
If you post on the Ron Paul Forums or the Daily Paul share the story there.
I can relate to your disillusionment and count it as a learning experience.