Spotlight on the Shadow Government

By Vicky Davis
March 16, 2008

Since September 11, 2001, all we've heard is 'terror, terror, terror', 'security, security, security'.  It's all a fraud.  It's a propaganda campaign to justify the redesign of American institutions and society to accept a borderless country (which is an oxymoron), privatization of government (Fascist Federalism) and the filing of the U.S. Constitution in the round file (trash).   

What do I mean by 'Fascist Federalism'?   I mean that under the new paradigm of a borderless North America, 'working groups' are making policy decisions that are then passed to the Puppets in Congress to be enacted into law.  The working groups are comprised of corporations, industry associations and 'special interest' groups funded by corporations and their associations.  These working groups form organizations that in effect become the government for the purposes of setting policy, writing law, and for administration of government programs.  They are one facet of the shadow government.

One such group is the 'American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators' (AAMVA). 


The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization developing model programs in motor vehicle administration, law enforcement and highway safety. The association also serves as an information clearinghouse in these areas, and acts as the international spokesman for these interests.

Founded in 1933, AAMVA represents the state and provincial officials in the United States and Canada who administer and enforce motor vehicle laws. AAMVA’s programs encourage uniformity and reciprocity among the states and provinces. The association also serves as a liaison with other levels of government and the private sector. Its development and research activities provide guidelines for more effective public service. AAMVA’s membership includes associations, organizations and businesses that share an interest in the association’s goals.

AAMVA is the parent to one subsidiary, IRP, Inc.  AAMVA also has four regions incorporated under its umbrella.

In the continuation of research on the Real ID and the SAVE Act - both of which are supposed to provide "security" to protect us from "terrorism" and illegal immigration, it was discovered in the AAMVA history section, that a North American Driver's License Agreement was prepared in 1994 by the Driver License Joint Compact Executive Board (whoever the hell they are .... which begins to explain what fascist federalism is):

History of the DLA

The Driver License Joint Compact Executive Board (the Board) began work on the DLA at the Compact Annual Membership meeting in October 1996. Having originated in concept with the 1994 establishment of a North American Driver License Agreement (NADLA) task force, the DLA emerged to become the Board’s main focus. The Board sought at every opportunity to gather input regarding elements necessary for inclusion in a non-systems based agreement that unified the existing Driver License Compact and the Non-Resident Violator Compact.

A 1994 Compact Compliance Survey of members indicated that no member jurisdiction was then in full compliance with either Compact. The results of a 1997 survey of members established the primary components of the DLA. The DLA was discussed at numerous AAMVA and Compact membership meetings. AAMVA provides Secretariat services for the Board, and an AAMVA Board Advisory attends Compact meetings.

In September 1999, AAMVA secured federal funding for two top-level administrators from each jurisdiction to attend a DLA Administrator’s Forum. Based upon discussions at the Forum, and written surveys taken at the close of the meeting, four issues were determined to need resolution within the DLA:


Another search turned up the minutes of a 1996 executive board meeting of AAMVA and IRP, Inc.  As stated above, IRP is a subsidiary of AAMVA.  

  1. North American Driver License Agreement (NADLA): Calvin reported on progress related to the development of NADLA. Most of the initial developmental work to date has been funded through a NHTSA grant in the amount of $150,000. NHTSA also is working with the SOZA group to take a look at the possibility of developing an All Driver Pointer File. FHWA has provided funding to develop the bridge that links AAMVAnet with the Interprovincial Record Exchange, which is now complete and in the first phase of testing.

Second Vice Chair Jay Dulany suggested that the issue of jurisdictional commitment from chief administrators be further examined before a decision is made to move forward with NADLA, particularly in light of the fact that several other programs that were developed at great expense are not being used by the jurisdictions despite their prior declarations of commitment. Staff will seek additional input during regional conferences and from the federal government. At the August Board of Directors meeting, the Board will consider the information obtained and determine how to proceed.

As an aside, notice also the derivative profit-making opportunities for 'friends and family':

Certification Program/Third Party Vendors: In his March 26 memorandum to the Board, Senior Director of Driver Services Mike Calvin reported that, during the last several months, the Certification Board had revised and restructured the Certified Driver Examiner Program, including the establishment of a Certified Third Party Examiner (CTPE) component.


IRP stands for International Registration Plan, Inc. 

1. What is IRP?

Answer:  The International Registration Plan is a registration reciprocity agreement among states of the United States and provinces of Canada providing for payment of license fees on the basis of fleet miles operated in various jurisdictions.

7. What's the difference between a member of IRP and a subscriber of IRP, Inc.?

Answer: An IRP member is a jurisdiction that has been voted into the Plan, pays annual dues and follows the rules and requirements set forth in the Plan. An IRP subscriber is a person or company who has purchased the IRP package subscription. The subscription benefits include receiving updates via email and newsletters. Upon purchasing the Plan subscription for $450.00 US you will receive:

  • All IRP, Inc. jurisdiction notifications
  • The IRP Newsline (a bi-weekly e-Newsletter)
  • Access to participate in the IRP Yahoo! Groups
  • A user ID and password for the Members Only protected areas on the Web site

The answer to the first question is obviously misleading.  IRP is a private corporation.  Here are the bylaws of the corporations:{31B71898-2F8C-47FB-9D27-994FB120FF26}

What this means is that states must become a member of IRP to participate in the International Registration Plan - which is required by federal law. 

Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991


(a) Working Group.-Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish a working group comprised of State and local government officials, including representatives of the National Governors' Association, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Federation of Tax Administrators, the Board of Directors for the International Fuel Tax Agreement, and a representative of the Regional Fuel Tax Agreement, for the purpose of-

(1) proposing procedures for resolving disputes among States participating in the International Registration Plan and among States participating in the International Fuel Tax Agreement including designation of the Department of Transportation or any other person for resolving such disputes; and

(2) providing technical assistance to States participating or seeking to participate in the Plan or in the Agreement.


(4) International registration plan.-The term ``International Registration Plan'' means the interstate agreement for the apportionment of vehicle registration fees paid by motor carriers, developed by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

Here is an excerpt from the FAQ section of the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Dept:

What is the International Registration Plan (IRP) and what are the requirements?

The International Registration Plan (IRP) is a reciprocal agreement that authorizes the proportional registration among the states of commercial motor vehicles. This means if a truck is operated in multiple states, the owner must annually report mileage driven in each state and taxes are paid...

Here is the form for International Registration.

Notice that it is filed with a Florida Department of Motor Vehicles - making it appear as if it will go to a government agency, but in fact, it will be sent to IRP, the private subsidiary of AAMVA. 

The organizational structure described above is pure, unadulterated fascism. 


SAVE Act and Worker Registration

What I set out to do this morning was to continue my research on Worker Registration Programs because of an intriguing paragraph in a letter written by K. Lehman of the American Policy Institute, to the American Legion requesting their support for opposition to the 'Secure America through Verification and Enforcement Act (SAVE), H.R. 4088.  The paragraph is as follows:

“Worker Registration Schemes (WRS) have been utilized in the United Kingdom since May 1, 2004, as a way to track and permit nationals of the larger Economic Union (EU) and those from some European Economic Area (EEA) trade area countries to live and work in the UK . Once these foreign nationals complete 12 months’ of uninterrupted employment they are authorized to travel within the UK , seek permanent residence and claim basic benefits” (

After looking at that website, I did a search on ‘Worker Registration”  and “United Kingdom”.   Lo and behold, the worker register program is a mechanism to facilitate population shifts that are resulting from the creation of the European Union as “regional governing structure”.    For member EU countries, after registration and working in-country for a year, the worker has the right to stay - without re-registering.

The Home Office has announced details of the Worker Registration Scheme applicable to citizens from the eight Central and Eastern European EU accession countries who wish to come to the UK to work.

Citizens of these eight countries currently working in the UK or intending to work in the UK will need to register themselves with the Worker Registration Team at the Home Office if they start a new job in the UK on or after 1 May or if they have been working illegally in the UK before 1 May.

Those individuals who do not have to register include:

those who are self-employed
those who have been working legally in the UK already in the same job that they will hold on 1 May
those who have leave to enter on the SAWS scheme before 1 May and started working in the UK under the SAWS scheme on or after 1 May
those who are providing services in the UK on behalf of an employer who is not established in the UK.

Individuals from the eight Central and Eastern European accession countries will need to register under this scheme within one month of starting a new job. The application form should be completed and sent along with a letter from the employer confirming the employment, two passport photographs, one's passport or national ID card and payment of £50. Decisions will be made on most applications within 24 hours of payment being received.

Successful applicants will receive by post a registration card and registration certificate (a copy of which will also be sent to the employer). If applicants stop working for the employer, the registration card and certificate will become invalid. If a new position is taken up, then a new registration certificate should be applied for. There is no fee for subsequent registration certificates.

Once employees from these countries have worked in the UK for at least 12 months, then a registration card and certificate will no longer be required, and employees will be able to apply for a residence permit exercising their EU treaty rights.

The Worker Registration Scheme comes into effect on 1 May 2004.

Ah ha... guest worker program, application includes ID, Picture, fee.  Sound familiar?

Since I know that we have a puppet government that simply follows “Simon Says” orders, I did a search on eVerify and “registration” and found this publication by an immigration law firm - instructing Arizona employers on the new Arizona law requiring verification of legal status. 
Everify can be used only for new hires within three business days of their start date. It is improper to use Everify to screen individuals prior to making an offer or to screen existing employees. Also, the program checks only employment eligibility. It does not reflect a worker's immigration status.

It references the I-9 form so I looked at that.  Page 3, Number 5 lists passport and a Canadian Driver’s license as acceptable identification for Canadians working in the United States.   I was not aware that Canadians have open access to our labor market. 

Given that we have the NAFTA agreement -North American Free Trade Agreement, theoretically, Mexico should be given the same rights and benefits under the agreement as Canada.   The problem obviously (as evidenced by the Matricula Consular card debacle) was that Mexico did not have a modern driver's license or identification database.

I found this article on Wiki - which is what led me to the AAMVA website and the discovery of the North American Driver's License Agreement - that I couldn't find the text for  - but what I believe is encoded into law in the Real ID Act of 2005.  Real ID includes country code in the ID number and that de facto indicates an international ID. 

Original legislation contained one of the most controversial elements which did not make it into the final legislation that was signed into law. It would have required states to sign a new compact known as the Driver License Agreement (DLA) as written by the Joint Driver's License Compact/ Non-Resident Violators Compact Executive Board with the support of AAMVA which would have required states to give reciprocity to those provinces and territories in Canada and those states in Mexico that joined the DLA and complied with its provisions. As a part of the DLA, states would be required to network their databases with these provinces, territories and Mexican states. The databases that are accessible would include sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, home addresses and other information. The foreign states and provinces are not required to abide with the Drivers Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) and are free to access and use the sensitive information as they see fit.

I also found a 2005 House Floor speech by Ron Paul talking about the Real ID legislation (side note:  this is a VERY important speech to read):

HR 418- A National ID Bill Masquerading as Immigration Reform

"This bill establishes a massive, centrally-coordinated database of highly personal information about American citizens: at a minimum their name, date of birth, place of residence, Social Security number, and physical and possibly other characteristics. What is even more disturbing is that, by mandating that states participate in the “Drivers License Agreement,” this bill creates a massive database of sensitive information on American citizens that will be shared with Canada and Mexico!

This bill could have a chilling effect on the exercise of our constitutionally guaranteed rights. It re-defines "terrorism" in broad new terms that could well include members of firearms rights and anti-abortion groups, or other such groups as determined by whoever is in power at the time. There are no prohibitions against including such information in the database as information about a person’s exercise of First Amendment rights or about a person’s appearance on a registry of firearms owners.

This legislation gives authority to the Secretary of Homeland Security to expand required information on driver’s licenses, potentially including such biometric information as retina scans, finger prints, DNA information, and even Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) radio tracking technology. Including such technology as RFID would mean that the federal government, as well as the governments of Canada and Mexico, would know where Americans are at all time of the day and night."

We also have the 2002 testimony of Betty Serian, Vice Chair of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) - a private organization - in a hearing on "Protecting the integrity of driver's licenses".   Excerpts from the testimony:

Good Morning Senator Durbin and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia. My name is Betty Serian and I am the Deputy Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and First Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA). I also served as Chair of AAMVA’s Identification Security Task Force. Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to speak about reforming the driver’s licensing process and identification security.

As an international safety association, we have a responsibility and obligation to do our part to improve public safety and national security throughout North America. We believe this hearing will generate much needed public discourse about the critical public policy issue of reforming the driver licensing process and identification security.

Foreign Reciprocity

AAMVA finalized a foreign reciprocity resource guide for its membership in October 2001. This was a major undertaking by AAMVA to compile information on foreign driver’s license documents, practices and procedures that will enable our members to make more informed decisions on entering into bilateral agreements with foreign countries. One of the key issues was how to deal with foreign driver’s license assessment and verification of the person’s license. Topics contained in the resource guide are Legal Considerations; Model and Existing Driver’s license Reciprocity Agreements; Issues to Consider before entering into a Reciprocity Agreement; Model and Existing Enabling Legislation; Driver Licensing Standards; and Foreign Driver’s license Assessment and Verification of Driver Status.

Since the events of September 11, the need for a federal-state partnership is even stronger. In fact, AAMVA has found over 20 states have introduced some form of legislation that strengthens driver’s license procedures. Unfortunately, this piecemeal approach only begets more lack of uniformity. Some of the obstacles that states face in attempting to implement more secure measures are budget constraints, lack of funding for initiatives, and state legislatures not passing legislation for years.  In order to get the full participation of every state, we need the federal government to create a partnership with the states to improve the driver’s license/identification process. Without federal involvement, it will take the system many years to change. We think time is of the essence.

As we all know, the Real ID Act of 2005 passed the House and Senate and was signed into law.

On the Idaho State website, a powerpoint presentation on the Real ID was found.  On page 3, there is an important note regarding the Real ID:

“With Real ID, a birth certificate or DHS documents will be required to prove presence, even for those that have previously been issued driver’s licenses or identification cards.”


From a systems point of view, what the above means is that they are starting the Real ID file "fresh" - meaning that they aren't converting over old social security files, state driver's license files etc.  (Note: that doesn't mean that the file won't carry social security number, it means that it won't be the primary key on the file - it will just be an element).  So in effect, the Real ID will in fact, be a national ID, cradle-to-grave identification that includes various forms of biometic identifiers.  


So, if it is already a right for Mexican workers to work in this country under the NAFTA agreement and subsequent reciprocal agreements - as it appears to be for Canadians, and under the Real ID act, the rules for issuance of Real ID are for a birth certificate or DHS documents to get a Real ID - even for citizens, then what is eVerify really about?

To verify something, the something must be provided.  In effect, the something that is provided by the eVerify process is eRegistration information.  With the mandatory employer participation requirement, and the requirement for Real ID, it is a worker registration system - to let DHS know who you are, where you are so they can decide whether or not they will approve you for work - regardless of your legal status.  So in this regard, it is not a system that is to prevent illegal aliens from working per se, it is a registration system for all workers.   

Recently there was an article in an Idaho newspaper about a Mexican consulate opening in Boise Idaho. 

There are more than 40 Mexican consulates in the country. Along with other services, they help Mexican immigrants retrieve vital documents such as birth and marriage certificates from their native country.

The Boise Consulate will enable Idaho Mexican immigrants to get services without having to travel to Salt Lake City. But Hoffman said Sali’s office has received calls from constituents complaining about the new office. He said many of the Mexican consulates are established just to provide identification cards, or matricula consular, to illegal immigrants.
“Right now what I see the most need (for) is the passports because most people don’t want to go” to Salt Lake City, Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez is saying passports, but 5 will get you 10 that the consulates - courtesy of the U.S. government, can now issue ID's that are DHS, Real ID compliant.  And if we look back at the SAVE Act, Section 307 calls for a media campaign in the Spanish speaking communities to let them know about it. 
 And the net effect is that the American people are being bamboozled once again by lying, cheating corporations masquerading as government.      


    (a) In General- The Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall develop strategies to inform the public of changes in immigration policies created by provisions in this legislation.

    (b) Notification of Changes to Employment Verification Process- The Secretary of Labor shall employ, at his or her discretion, a combination of print, television, internet, and radio media to notify employers of changes to the employment verification process. These multilingual media campaigns should be targeted toward non-citizen communities and those most likely to employ non-citizens. Announcements should encourage compliance with new legislation and should explain penalties for noncompliance with provisions within this Act.

    (c) Multilingual Media Campaign- The Secretary of Homeland Security shall also develop a multilingual media campaign explaining the extent of this legislation, the timelines therein, and the penalties for noncompliance with this Act. Announcements should be targeted toward undocumented aliens and should emphasize--

      (1) provisions in this Act that enhance border security and interior enforcement;
      (2) the benefits of voluntary removal of undocumented aliens;
      (3) punishment for apprehension and forced removal of undocumented aliens; and
      (4) legal methods of reentering the United States, including temporary work visas.

    (d) Cooperation With Other Governments- The Secretary of Homeland Security shall make all reasonable attempts to cooperate with the Governments of Mexico and the countries of Central America in implementing a media campaign that raises awareness of the issues in paragraph (2).