There was no push back against the Patriot Act, which no one read, no push back against wire taps, no push back against Gitmo, torture/ against US citizens as well I might add. No push back against making growing your own food a crime. No push back against TSA scanners, and a myriad of other civil rights violations.
People will accept the card and if they don't, they will be forced to, under law enforcement procedures.
Americans can also look forward to the implementation of the Shield Act
Quote:Espionage Act Amendments
by Benjamin Wittes
Senators Joseph Lieberman, John Ensign, and Scott Brown have introduced a bill to amend the Espionage Act in order to facilitate the prosecution of folks like Wikileaks. The bill is confusingly called the SHIELD Act, though it is anything but a media shield lawâ€“a term usually used to refer to laws that protect members of the media from having to testify as to the identities of their sources. As I read it, it would dramatically expand the scope of 18 U.S.C. 798, which is now a relatively targeted provision criminalizing the disclosure or publication of cryptographic systems and communications intelligence. As amended by the bill, the statute would read in relevant part:
Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government or transnational threat to the detriment of the United States any classified information . . . concerning the human intelligence activities of the United States or any foreign government [or] concerning the identity of a classified source or informant of an element of the intelligence community of the United States . . . [s]hall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
Another piece of legislation, that will strip away the freedoms of people who wish to question what their government does in secret.
It is no longer a government from the people Simply put it is subjugation of the people.
Woodward & Bernstein would be jailed today for what they did against Nixon. I see no difference between them and wikileaks, except the times have changed and shifted sharply to the far right.