Monday, October 13, 2008


(Another article from the Odessa Patriot site I don't want to lose.)

This entry was posted on 9/7/2007 7:49 AM and is filed under SPP.

NORTH AMERICAN UNION DRIVERS' LICENSE CREATEDLogo intended to standardize documentation across continent

Posted: September 6, 20071:00 a.m. Eastern
By Jerome R. Corsi© 2007

The first "North American Union" driver's license, complete with a hologram of the continent on the reverse, has been created in North Carolina.

"The North Carolina driver's license is 'North American Union' ready," charges William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration.
Gheen provided WND with a photo of an actual North Carolina license which clearly shows the hologram of the North American continent embedded on the reverse.

"The hologram looks exactly [like] the map of North America that is used as the background for the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America logo on the SPP website," Gheen told WND. "I object to the loss of sovereignty that is proceeding under the agreements being made by these unelected government bureaucrats who think we should be North American instead of the United States of America.

"To protest, I don't plan on applying for a North Carolina driver's license," Gheen told WND, "even though I am a resident of the state. I don't see how a Division of Motor Vehicles authorized in a Department of Transportation of a state of the United States can force me to have a license place that is designed with a North American Union insignia printed on the backside.
"My decision not to get a North Carolina driver's license could have very difficult consequences for me," Gheen told WND. "Without a valid driver's license, I may not be able to drive a car, fly on an airplane, or enter a government building."

Gheen told WND he does not have a U.S. passport.

In 2005, WND reported North Carolina was the state where illegal immigrants go to get a driver's license, with busloads of aliens traveling south on I-95 to get an easy ID.

The Tar Heel State's requirements to obtain a license are weaker than those of many surrounding states.

Marge Howell, spokeswoman for the North Carolina DMV, affirmed to WND the state was embedding a hologram of North America on the back of its new driver's licenses.

"It's a security element that eventually will be on the back of every driver's license in North America," Howell told WND.

Howell explained the hologram of the continent was the creation of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization that, according to the group's website, "develops model programs in motor vehicle administration, law enforcement and highway safety."

Founded in 1933, AAMVA represents state and provincial officials in the United States and Canada who administer and enforce motor vehicle laws. The government of Mexico is also a member, though the individual Mexican states have yet to join.

According to the group's website, AAMVA's programs are designed "to encourage uniformity and reciprocity among the states and provinces."
"The goal of the North American hologram," Howell explained, "is to get one common element that law enforcement throughout the continent can look at on all driver's licenses and tell that the driver's license is an official document."

Jason King, spokesman for AAMVA, affirmed the North American hologram was created by AAMVA's Uniform Identification Subcommittee, a working group of its members.

He explained the goal is to create a continental security device that could be used by state and provincial motor vehicles agencies throughout North America, including the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

King referenced a document on the AAMVA website that describes guidelines for using the North America continent hologram as an Optical Variable Device (OVD) that AAMVA has now licensed with private manufacturers to produce.
AAMVA supplies member motor vehicle agencies with a quantity of North American continent hologram OVD foils to use on their driver's licenses and ID cards as needed.

As the AAMVA guidelines document explains, each North American hologram OVD foil is embedded with a unique set of control numbers that permit law enforcement electronic scanners to identify the exact jurisdiction and precise individual authorized to hold a driver's license or ID card.

"AAMVA understands its unique positioning and the continuing role identification security will play in helping the general public realize a safer North America," King explained to WND in an e-mail. "The association believes ID security will help increase national security, increase highway safety, reduce fraud and system abuse, increase efficiency and effectiveness, and achieve uniformity of processes and practices."
Jim Palmer, press director for ALIPAC, told WND his group first became aware of the hologram when Missouri State Rep. Jim Guest held a seminar in North Carolina to protest the Real ID law.

The surprise came at a meeting July 28 on the Real ID that Palmer held in Raleigh, N.C.

"When Rep. Guest asked participants to take out their driver's license and see what was on it," Palmer explained, "one gentleman was a state employee and on his license there was this hologram with the North American continent on the back. We were all surprised to see that on a North Carolina driver's license. Right there, that stopped the show."
Guest has formed a coalition called Legislators Against Real ID Act, or LARI.

"I was astonished when I saw that North American hologram on the North Carolina driver's license," Guest told WND. "I thought to myself that the state DMV has already included this North American symbol on the back of the driver's license without telling the people of North Carolina they were going to do this.

"I thought right then that this was going to be the prototype for the driver's license of the North American Union," Guest said.

"When we called the North Carolina DMV, they hedged at first," Guest said, "but finally they admitted that, yes, there was a North American continent hologram on the back of the license.

"This is part of a plan by bureaucrats and trade groups that act like bureaucrats to little by little transform us into a North American Union without any vote being taken and without explaining to the U.S. public what they are doing," Guest argued.

King explained AAMVA's Uniform Identification Subcommittee created a number of task forces, including the Card Design Specification that developed the North America hologram.

"The Task Group surveyed and met with many stakeholders during the development effort," King wrote to WND. "The Task Force gathered information from government and non-government users of the driver's License/ID card to determine their uses for the DL/ID card and how they believe the card should function. In addition, the Task Group surveyed and met with industry experts in the area of card production and security to gather their advice, especially about the physical security of the card."
King told WND the Task Group work was repeatedly reviewed by the UID Subcommittee as a whole, with final approval coming from the AAMVA Board.

"People who think the Real ID was created to keep illegal aliens from getting driver's licenses and IDs should come to North Carolina," Gheen told WND. "What the North Carolina DMV is doing is creating the basis for a continental driver's license.

"What difference does it make to North Carolina if an illegal alien gets a driver's license?" Gheen asked. "The photo on the license creates a close face scan that can be identified by face recognition technology, whether the DMV admits it or not.

"Illegal aliens who get driver's licenses are just being scanned in advance," Gheen concluded.

"Illegal aliens who get driver's licenses or IDs in North Carolina are just being prepared for their admission into the North America Union driver pool that North Carolina is at the vanguard of creating," Gheen said. "That is the truth, whether the North Carolina DMV or the AAMVA want to admit it or not."

King told WND North Carolina is the first AAMVA member jurisdiction to use the North America hologram on a driver's license or ID card. World Net Daily


litew8 said...

Great article Faye.

Faye said...

Hi, litew8! I sure do miss y'all. There's several of these... There Went Your Driver's License," "There Went Your Vitamins," There Went Your Army." I guess I should add one more now... "There Went Your 401K." "There Went Your Standard of Living" is fast on its way. It's disgusting sitting back and watching all this happen, especially when the plans are right out there for anyone to see and the implementation is in our daily papers.

litew8 said...

Faye, yea, it is a little different not congregating in one place. I think you are right. There are a lot of things (collectively) that are going on and people aren't connecting the dots to draw out the bigger picture.

As long as the media keeps on showing us garbage day in and day out with with the in between mention of issues (only mention, no call for real action - oh, ah), they'll continue til the check-list is complete.

Very disheartening. I continue to fax my reps though. They are up for re-election, I'll be sure to vote against the ones known to have done more harm than good - even if some of it is after the fact.

litew8 said...

Faye, I just read this over at ALIPAC.

N.C. - State stops using DMV hologram on driver's licenses
Posted on Wednesday, October 22 @ 11:46:13 CDT

The state Division of Motor Vehicles has stopped decorating driver's licenses with a silvery hologram that was designed as a nationwide security tool, but was feared as a symbol of an anti-American plot.

The foil stamp features the shimmering images of an automobile and a globe centered on North America. It appears on the flip side of 4.6 million licenses issued since December 2006. It was conceived by a national group of motor vehicle officials for possible use as an authenticating mark. North Carolina was the only state to use it, in what DMV calls a pilot program.

U.S. homeland security officials decided not to take the hologram nationwide, so North Carolina stopped putting it on new licenses this week.

The two-year experiment cost the state $1.5 million.

Topics: Illegal Immigration, North Carolina, Division of Motor Vehicles, hologram, security, foil stamp, DMV, pilot program, Marge Howell, driver's licenses, erase borders, illegal immigrants, North American Union, William Gheen, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, Rep. Ron Paul, undermine U.S. sovereignty, Real ID, hologram program dropped

October 22, 2008
Bruce Siceloff
The News & Observer

"What this hologram was supposed to do was to show that this was an official document of a state DMV," said DMV spokeswoman Marge Howell. "That was the idea in the first place, to put them on all licenses across the country to help law enforcement officers readily identify them."

The hologram was linked last year with a purported scheme to erase national borders, flood the land with illegal immigrants and create something critics call a North American Union.

William Gheen of Raleigh, president of the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, said the DMV hologram resembled the logo of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. He said the group promotes a speedier flow of goods and people across the continent.

Texas Rep. Ron Paul has criticized the partnership as an "unholy alliance" of business and government leaders seeking to undermine U.S. sovereignty.

Gheen also objected to the DMV hologram as part of the federal government's "Real ID" effort -- a security program that includes digital face recognition and other identification technology. He said the foil stamp gave DMV the ability to add microchips that emit radio tracking signals.

"We believe illegal immigration can be reversed without subjecting law-abiding Americans to this kind of Big Brother ID tracking," Gheen said.

"We're pleased to see this potential tracking device removed from the licenses. We hope to see North Carolina withdraw from the Real ID program."

Faye said...

That's really good news, litew8!

"It was conceived by a national group of motor vehicle officials for possible use as an authenticating mark. North Carolina was the only state to use it, in what DMV calls a pilot program."

Certainly looks like an SPP working group to me.... not identified specifically... officials... pilot program.... oh, we weren't really doing anything out of the way. Duh.

It's only a trade agreement. Duh.

What's really bad about this one is that they've already passed the Real ID Act and the Western Travel Initiative. The only thing that's saved us thusfar is the internet and You-Tube.