States With "Gold Stars"

Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

How the "Real ID" Plan is laid out.

Several individuals have “questioned” if my former blog was actually “real” in which I stated that other states were requiring a Gold Star and encouraged individuals to research their state Drivers License laws. Someone actually had the audacity to send the information that Indiana already had this so I should “…just be quiet and understand that when you renew you will have to participate.”

Just lay back and take it huh?

Wondering who is behind this program? Some little “concerned group” – nope:



Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

2007Present (4 years)

Senior Investigator

U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20012006 (5 years)

Senior Policy Advisor & Investigator

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20012006 (5 years)

Sr. Policy Advisor & Investigator

House Judiciary Committee

Nonprofit Organization Management industry
20012006 (5 years)

For a better background on this and the “Interpol” connection, try this blog from 2010.

On Facial-Recognition Tech in 30 States, CSDL and INTERPOL

Pay attention: always perk your ears when you hear about a “non-profit” working to promote a government agency.

Non-profits are like lobbyists. Only, they usually specialize in lobbying the public to accept whatever (usually progressive) policy is being implemented by the state.

They’re on the state’s payroll. The government dime. The taxpayer’s dole. That should tell you who they “work for.”

So .. when anyone tells you the bureaucracy of the state is growing larger and larger, think about including non-profits. They compete for government funds, so of course they’ll mold themselves to pushing, advocating, cultivating and activating the state message.

Now, getting back to Zimmer.

Zimmer’s organization, the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License, basically sets about promoting the implementation, compliance and enforcement of the Real ID Act, which sets minimum standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards. The law is based off of the 9/11 Commission report and, of course, there are privacy concerns. At one point, Napolitano wanted to have it repealed.

A quick google shows that back in 2007, Zimmer was a lead lobbyist for Kelly, Anderson and AssociatesHe testified in front of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security in May, 2007 as part of the “Interrupting Terrorist Travel:  Strengthening the Security of International Travel Documents” testimony.

Ronald K. Nobel, the then-and-now Secretary-General of INTERPOL was on the same panel with him.

Yes – the “Gold Star” program is designed to lead to Real ID. While I invite conversation, please be aware that as a truth seeker I always ensure I document the information presented in my Satirical pieces. It may seem as if one needs a tinfoil hat to read these, that’s the point of the blog category “Satire”.  With 18 States and counting, divergence from “lay back and take it” may advance to “lean forward and fake it” for some. Not I.