This is from the Contract ON America. If you work, this concerns you. If you have a bank account, this concerns you. If you are an employer, this concerns you. If you are an employee or plan to be, this concerns you. If you are divorced or plan to be, God help you. If you now or in the future will owe child support, just shoot yourself now. If you are an American, it's time to clean out congress (John Kasich is the author of the bill). If you have ever known the government to screw up, count on it this time. This is truly the price for Socialism. Marxists would be proud. Stalin would be ecstatic. Next time you have a chance to vote for a Congressman or United States Senator, remember what you read below.
We have been lied to AGAIN about this bill, Public Law 104-193, also known as the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. The entire text is approximately 350 pages, so I will only be able to hit the highlights here. If you want to see the whole thing go to internet address thomas.loc.gov/ on the Web. Oh yeah, the best was saved for last. This is the Republican Congressional MANDATE TO CHANGE ALL STATE CONSTITUTIONS!!! Most of you will want to start at Section 313, but I'd really hate to see you miss anything that could be in store for you, so read the whole thing.
Cyndee Parker of the Coalition to Repeal the Fingerprints Law in Atlanta, Georgia sent to the Congressional Research Service in Washington D.C. and got this reply:
"We have enclosed a packet of materials which explain or provide a guide to the law requested, rather than a copy of the law, as it has been our experience that what is usually most useful and needed by most constituents is interpretation and explanation of the law rather than the often lengthy and confusing legal language of the law itself."
This was based on her request, through Newt Gingrich's office for a copy of the Welfare Reform and Immigration Reform Acts. None of the following information was even mentioned in the information they sent, except for one small sentence about the "New Hire" program. I guess they didn't want to confuse her with the facts.
Some of those voting yes were: Armey, Barr, Bishop, Bono, Chenoweth, Collins, Deal, Dornan, Gingrich (yes, he actually voted), Kasich, Linder, Norwood, Stockman, Traficant, Coverdell, D'Amato, Gramm, Helms, Mack, Nunn and others too ignorant and lazy to be in Congress, plus those with illiteracy problems.
I will attempt to give a brief explanation of the actual information contained in the sections, as the section headings are extremely misleading and fail to show the fact that most sections involve every American, not just those owing child support or alimony. Additionally, a sister law, Public Law 104-208 contains information for National ID cards using State driver's licenses. Public Law 104-193 provides the National ID for those that do not drive and provides the databases for the previously mentioned Public Law.
TITLE I-BLOCK GRANTS FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES
Sec. 111. Development of prototype of counterfeit- resistant Social Security card required.
It was formerly against the law to use a Social Security Card for identification, now to be used as proof of citizenship with possible biometric identifiers for counterfeit resistance, also known as a National ID card. (This is for people that do not drive, as the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 mandates for all State driver's licenses.)
TITLE III-CHILD SUPPORT
SUBTITLE B-LOCATE AND CASE TRACKING
Sec. 311. State case registry
Personal information is to be shared on multiple State and National databases. Massive State and Federal databases will exchange and share information. Employers are to become involuntary servants and financial agents of the State and Federal governments.
Sec. 313. State directory of new hires.
ALL new employees are to be databased with nationwide multiple agency sharing of personal information. Employers are to provide your information to State databases. Employee information is to be shared with National database. Employers must report before 20 days, after hiring anyone, twice each month. Employers will be subject to felony conspiracy charges for not reporting. States are to direct employers to withhold pay. State is to send databased information to National database. State is to send data to Secretary of Labor. Information is to be used to locate individuals for establishing paternity, etc. Various State agencies are to have access to this information. Intelligence personnel are exempt from being reported.
Sec. 314. Amendments concerning income withholding
There will be no judicial or administrative hearings to have income withheld.
Sec. 315. Locator information from interstate networks
Motor vehicles and law enforcement agencies are to share in locator information.
Sec. 316. Expansion of the Federal Parent Locator Service.
Name and address of employers are to be databased and cross referenced with employees. Employees assets and debts are to be databased. Secretary of the Treasury is to have access to the database. National Directory is to database list of multi-state employees. Social Security Administration is to verify accuracy of databased information. All "New Hire" information is to be provided to Commissioner of Social Security.
Sec. 317. Collection and use of Social Security numbers for use in child
All applicants for professional licenses, occupational, driver's and marriage licenses are to include Social Security numbers. This was formerly illegal and an invasion of privacy under the Privacy Act of 1974, U.S.C. Title 5, Section 552a.
SUBTITLE C-STREAMLINING AND UNIFORMITY OF PROCEDURES
Sec. 321. Adoption of uniform State laws.
Mandating adoption of uniform laws developed by the American Bar Association and National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
Sec. 322. Improvements to full faith and credit for child support orders.
Sec. 325. State laws providing expedited procedures.
States are given authority to order genetic tests without judicial order, to subpoena financial and other information and to impose penalties on employers for failing to respond. Public utility, financial institutions, occupational license records, revenue records, marriage, birth and death records, cable TV and driver's license records, plus name and address of employers to be databased and maintained using an "administrative" subpoena. Authorization for seizure of assets and forced sale of property and distribution of property. "Tribunal" wants the driver's license number of the employer, plus their home address and social security number.
Sec. 353. Nonliability for financial institutions providing financial records
to State child support enforcement agencies in child support cases.
Banks will not be liable for disclosing records for the databases.
Sec. 371. International support enforcement.
United States Secretary of Health and Human Services is to become "central authority" and develop uniform laws for dealing with foreign countries. It also authorizes States to enter into "reciprocal" agreements with foreign countries.
Sec. 372. Financial institution data matches.
Financial institutions are to provide each calendar quarter, the name, address, social security number and other identifying information to State databases. The institutions shall not be liable under Federal or State law for disclosure of information or for encumbering or surrendering any assets held in response to a notice of levy or lien by the State agency.
Sec. 373. Enforcement of orders against paternal or maternal grandparents in
cases of minor parents.
Grandparents of children of minor parents are to be held liable.
SUBTITLE J-EFFECTIVE DATES AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS
Sec. 395. Effective dates and conforming amendments
There are to be new State laws and federally mandated State Constitutional changes.
Sec. 111. DEVELOPMENT OF PROTOTYPE OF COUNTERFEIT-RESISTANT SOCIAL SECURITY CARD REQUIRED
TITLE III-CHILD SUPPORT
SUBTITLE B-LOCATE AND CASE TRACKING
Sec. 311. STATE CASE REGISTRY
Sec. 313. STATE DIRECTORY OF NEW HIRES
This will form a database of every working individual in this nation.
Sec. 314. AMENDMENTS CONCERNING INCOME WITHHOLDING
(a) MANDATORY INCOME WITHHOLDING-
Section 466(b)(8) (42 U.S.C. 666(b)(8) is amended to read as follows: '(8) For purposes of subsection (a) and this subsection, the term 'income' means any periodic form of payment due to an individual, regardless of source, including wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, worker's compensation, disability, payments pursuant to a pension or retirement program, and interest.'.
Sec. 362. AUTHORITY TO COLLECT SUPPORT FROM FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
`(4) PRIVATE PERSON- The term 'private person' means a person who does not have sovereign or other special immunity or privilege which causes the person not to be subject to legal process.
Welcome to Amerika!!!!!
The foregoing information is the most outrageous act of despotism that I have ever had the misfortune to see. Under the guise of the Immigration Reform Act of 1996 and the Welfare Reform Act and, according to sources, the national Defense Bill, also known as Public Law 104-208, Part B, Title IV, the American public was mandated into a national ID card. I have not been able to verify the wording of the Defense Bill but it is reported that section 656 of the new law states that "after October 01, 2000, Federal agencies may only accept as proof of identity driver's licenses that conform to standards developed by the Secretary of the Treasury," (Digitalized Fingerprints, Holograms, Bar Codes, etc.). The actual text of this signed bill seems to be very difficult to obtain.
In the Welfare Reform Act the federal government mandates a registry of new employees, the "new hires directory" that would require all employers to report to the state information about every newly hired employee. The directory would be made available to the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. The Associated Press reported, that ALL people would be listed, regardless of age and EVEN THOSE THAT HAVE NO CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION.
What I would like to know is why would they go to all of this work and expense (our expense) to register the entire United States population to catch a few "Dead-beat Dads" (notice that only "Dads" are mentioned). This National registry may very well make sure that "PARENTS" remain responsible for their offspring, but more importantly it will provide every government agency, both State and federal, with complete dossiers on everyone. It will provide a complete and total database containing every human in the U.S. This database will network between State, local and federal governments. It will include all information on an individual, social security, credit cards, date of birth, eye and hair color, distinguishing characteristics, attitude, addresses, licenses, organizations, titled property, taxes, income, etc.
What we need to ask is why our Congressional Representatives, the press and the regulated media have not mentioned this in their reports. THEY MUST NOT WANT US TO KNOW. Gee, I wonder why?!
Call your Congressmen and Senators and when you do, it might be a good idea to ask them if they even bothered to read any of this legislation. Most of this goes into effect in October of 1998, so we don't have much time.
It now appears to me that this could be the explanation for the new Michigan law requiring our photos and signatures on our driver's licenses to be digitalized and stored on computer.
Before you breathe a sigh of gratitude that presidents can only serve two terms, I must frankly tell you that unless we can stop Senate approval of liberal federal judges, President Clinton will rule America for 30 more years.
By the end of his second term, President Clinton will have appointed more federal judges than any president in U.S. history. Nearly all of those judges will mirror the beliefs of the Clinton Administration and you know what that means. They hold traditional values in contempt and sneer at the Constitution and the constraints it places on political power.
These judges are using the law to remake society to fit their political agenda, which is why the president is appointing them! He knows that radical liberal ideas usually fail when put to a vote. The president knows that American citizens value their freedom and reject socialism. So the only way to implement his big government agenda is through rulings by judges who literally make the law as they go to advance his agenda.
One Clinton-appointed judge, Margaret Morrow, wrote: "Any real hope of intelligent voting by a majority" was "ephemeral." In addition, Morrow wrote that she believes the "law is, almost by definition, on the cutting edge of social thought. It is the vehicle through which we ease the transition from the rules which have always been to the rules which are to be." Combine those two thoughts (plus many others in a long paper trail of writings), and it is clear that Morrow has contempt for voters and would rather exercise judicial power to force her liberal agenda on society. This is raw "judicial activism." It effectively nullifies our votes while undermining traditional principles of morality and law. Clinton-nominated judges have already issued rulings that:
Oppose limits on pornography on television
Ban single-sex education
Block student-led prayers at graduation ceremonies
Eliminate city seals containing crosses
Approve physician-assisted suicide
Those rulings come from judges like William Fletcher, who has been nominated to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Fletcher is a University of California, Berkeley, law professor with no courtroom experience. He openly advocates sweeping and limitless judicial power, including the power to find legislatures "in default." He also believes that under certain "political circumstances" judges should make decisions contrary to the text of the Constitution.
Amazingly, Thomas Jefferson foresaw this very danger 200 years ago when he wrote:
"In the hands of judges, the Constitution is a mere thing of wax that judges can twist and shape to their liking and in their own design."
Tragically, Thomas Jefferson's worst fears are coming true under President Clinton, more so than under any other president.
Already, 202 federal judges have been nominated by Clinton and approved by the Senate. Many are judicial activists. And as you read this today, there are about 90 judicial vacancies. In the next four years, 160 judges will reach retirement age and will need to be replaced.
Although some people might think to blame Democrats for this travesty, they would be mistaken. Republicans are also at fault. After all, Republican senators have approved 198 out of the 202 judges President Clinton has already nominated! Not one Republican asked for background information on these judges or inquired about their views or qualifications.
Supreme Court justices appointed by past Republican administrations and approved by Republican senators showed alarming contempt for the democratic process in overturning Colorado's Amendment 2. In effect, the Court majority said, "Your vote doesn't count. We know what's best for you, and you can't have anything to say about it."
Margaret McKeown, who President Clinton has renominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals, believes it is unconstitutional for voters to gather signatures or put on a ballot a measure regarding homosexual rights. She argued in court filings in the State of Washington that direct democracy of the type practiced in petition and referenda drives would be unconstitutional. McKeown wrote that the mere act of gathering signatures would trigger hate crimes against homosexuals. She also said that signature gathering would increase suicides among homosexuals and lead to an increase in sexually transmitted diseases, among other ills.
McKeown made these arguments as an attorney and a private citizen. Her name is now before the Senate for confirmation to a federal judgeship. Imagine the devastating impact her biases will have if she is confirmed to a lifetime appointment on a federal bench.
U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled unconstitutional a new federal law endorsed by CWA prohibiting the sale of pornography on U.S. military bases. Judge Scheindlin effectively overruled Congress and the voters who elected their representatives to make the commonsense law they passed. Judge Scheindlin's ruling was a repudiation of your right to see "the will of the people" exercised through duly elected officials.
To prevent this from happening in the future, senators from both political parties must stop giving blind approval to activist judicial nominees. The irresponsible practice of turning a blind eye to the obvious political agendas of some appointees must end!
That is why Concerned Women for America is joining with other pro- family organizations in a national grassroots effort to pressure the Senate to stop approving judicial activists. Already, two senators have told us they will never again approve judicial nominees without first getting the facts.
In a November 15, 1996, speech to the Federalist Society, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Orrin Hatch stated:
"Those nominees who are or will be judicial activists should not be nominated by the president or confirmed by the Senate, and I personally will do my best to see to it that they are not."
We call this the "Hatch Pledge," and in addition to asking every member of the U.S. Senate to sign the "Hatch Pledge," we are calling for a roll call vote to be taken on every judicial nominee.
Most judges are approved with a voice vote. This makes it difficult to pin down senators on how they voted. A roll call vote puts every senator on record for or against a nominee. That information is invaluable on election day.
Contact your Senators today. Urge them to sign the "Hatch Pledge" and to support roll call votes for judicial nominees. If we do nothing, President Clinton's political beliefs will, in fact, rule our lives for the next 30 years through the judges he nominates in the next four years.
Portions taken from a letter from Dr. Beverly LaHaye, Chairman of Concerned Women for America
This bill would forbid any type of employment discrimination for any reason not related to "job performance in connection with employment or employment opportunities, such as job application procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, job training," etc.
While society has come to think of "discrimination" as an ugly term, employers exercise legitimate discrimination each and every day. They use appearance, past criminal records, and moral and behavioral standards to help them determine who should be hired. H.R. 963 would strip employers of their right to determine what type of individual represents their company. If this law were passed:
A respectable hotel could not fire a desk clerk who decided to tattoo her face and pierce her nose -- as long as her "job performance" was good.
A restaurant might be forced to hire an ill-groomed foul-smelling cook, as long as his kitchen skills were "satisfactory."
A daycare center could not refuse to interview a child molester, unless it could prove his "job performance" would suffer.
Think this wouldn't affect your life? H.R. 963 demands that for- profit religious organizations abide by this law. That means your Christian bookstore, radio station, or school would be forced to interview -- and not be allowed to fire -- persons who flaunt dangerous and/or immoral lifestyles.
The Workplace Fairness Act is deceptively titled. There is nothing "fair" about it. It eliminates the right of hard-working Americans to refuse to sanction objectionable behaviors. The U.S. already has laws against discrimination on the basis of race, sex, or handicap. We don't need laws to protect behavior. Businesses should be allowed to hire individuals who will uphold and exemplify their standards.
The Workplace Fairness Act of 1997 (H.R. 963) would impose unreasonable burdens on employers nationwide. They could not refuse to hire anyone for any reason other than technical inability. Act today by informing your House member about your views on H.R. 963 and by passing the word.
May 1997 Family Voice
My friends, Wayne and Janelle, over at Wichita Falls, Texas, received a check the other day for $1,000 from the government for not raising hogs. So, I want to go into the "not raising hogs" business myself next year.
What I want to know is, in your opinion, what is the best type of farm not to raise hogs on, and what is the best breed of hogs not to raise? I want to be sure that I approach this endeavor in keeping with all government policies. I would prefer not to raise Razor hogs, but if that is not a good breed not to raise, then I can just as easily not raise Yorkshires or Durocs.
As I see it, the hardest part of this program will be keeping an accurate inventory of how many hogs I haven't raised.
My friend Wayne is very excited about the future of this business. He has been raising hogs for 20 years and the most he ever made was $420 in 1978, until this year, when he got your check for $1,000 for not raising hogs.
If I can get $1,000 for not raising 50 hogs, will I get $2,000 for not raising 100 hogs? I plan to operate on a small scale at first, holding myself down to about 4,000 "not raised" hogs, which will give me $80,000 income the first year. Then I can buy an airplane.
Now another thing: these hogs I will not raise will not eat 100,000 bushels of corn. I understand that you also pay farmers for not raising corn and wheat. Will I qualify for payments for not raising wheat and corn not to feed the 4,000 hogs I am not going to raise?
I want to get started not feeding as soon as possible, as this seems to be a good time of the year to not raise hogs and grain.
I am also considering the "not milking cows" business, so please send me any information on that also.
In view of these circumstances, I understand that the government will consider me totally unemployed, so I plan to file for unemployment and food stamps as well.
Be assured that you will have my vote in the coming elections.
PS: Would you please notify me when you plan to distribute more free cheese?
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