By the power vested in me as one of We the People, without whose
this country cannot possibly be governed, I hereby declare that what
this country really needs is an permanent identification number for all
politicians, of all levels of government from the president down to
"local" school boards, including the millions of unelected bureaucrats.
All "public servants" from Cabinet members to federal agents of all
the hordes of
federal agencies, to judges and prosecutors, governors, mayors, country
administrators, down to the local police and dog catchers shall be
issued a permanent identification number as soon as they take their oath
office and begin work.
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This permanent identification number can be used to track all of
these politicians' and bureaucrats' actions, since they will not be able
to do ANYTHING without that number. We will be able to tally their
votes, their performance of the work we hired them to do, in fact, every
action taken by our "public servants" will be open to the view of the
public. We should be able to see their bank accounts, their medical
histories, times they went
to see a shrink, how many visits to the local red light district, phone
calls to their bookies, every time they file a memo, write a regulation,
conceive of legislation, attempt some obfuscation, stop a car for a
traffic violation, go to the pharmacy for medication -- ALL actions will
require the use of their permanent identification number.
Every financial transaction will be open and public knowledge. Since
billions of dollars disappear from various official budgets every year,
in every federal agency, and probably in many state and local agencies
as well, ALL financial transactions of "public servants" -- in their
official capacity as our hired help, AND in their private lives, will be
made public. Thus we will be able to track the transfer of our money to
their pockets, which is no doubt what happens to those billions of
dollars that "go missing" every year, as reported again and again by the
Government Accounting Office.
Every single action taken by a "public servant," official or private
business, will be tracked, noted, and the data entered into a database
kept open to the public. We the People, who pay for all this
"government," need to be able to see exactly what transpires when an IRS
agent seizes someone's house. We'll be able to note when the home was
taken, for what purposes, when it was auctioned, and where the money
went. Whenever a EPA bureaucrat attempts to regulate private property
out of existence, we'll know,
since our "public servants" will be unable to function at all without
permanent identification number. Whenever one of the myriad Monica
Lewinskys goes to the White House, she'll have to use her number to even
get through the door. This data will be automatically sent to the
The technology already exists, as we know because our "public
servants" have expressed their fervent and demented desire to use it on
U.S. This database shall be accessible to all Americans on the Web.
Suggestions as to how to set up the Webpages are welcome.
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I believe this is an idea whose time has come. As an ordinary
citizen, there is absolutely no reason for me to have a national
permanent ID number. Who cares what I do or don't do? Who should care,
besides me and mine? However, it seems to me to be essential that, in
order for citizens to be properly vigilant concerning the actions of our
"public servants," and to act responsibly upon the knowledge that
vigilance will bring, that
ALL of our "public servants" must henceforth receive a permanent
number that they will agree to use for every action they take, official
or private, if they wish to work for us. It is a way to ensure
accountability of our "public servants" --something sorely lacking in
our current form of government.
If they have no wish to work for us, fine. They remain private
citizens, and thus need not be accountable except in the usual ways
private citizens must be accountable in their personal and business
lives. Once they retire from public life, their number retires as well.
What do you say, folks? Anyone like this idea besides me?