The accusations were out there that the Missouri Department of Revenue was sharing private citizens’ information to DHS.Here's additional information from RedState:
Now there’s proof.
Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano sent a letter to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon thanking him for providing information on private citizens to DHS.
As Dana Loesch reported:
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon repeatedly denied knowing anything about Missouri illegally sharing its citizens private CCW information with the federal government, even after his own head of Missouri Highway Patrol contradicted him in a public hearing. Now we’ve learned that Nixon not only knew about the violation of Missouri law, but he was thanked in a letter by Janet Napolitano.Here is a copy of that letter:
Missouri law — signed into effect by Gov. Nixon himself — prohibits full compliance with the Real ID Act including sharing of Missouri’s concealed list.
Lt. Governor Peter Kinder has more here.
Missouri’s governor lied to his constituency when he said that no documents were being shared — Nixon even claimed that the lawsuit was dismissed, which it was not:
“First of all, the Department of Revenue has been very clear,” Nixon said. “There are no documents being sent to some federal government magic database somewhere to do something.”Gov. Nixon is set to testify in a public hearing this Friday. Will he finally start telling the truth? Will Attorney General Chris Koster act, or will taxpayers be forced to hire a second attorney to do the job Democrat Koster is afraid to do: enforce Missouri’s laws?
Nixon then referred to a lawsuit filed by a private citizen in southeast Missouri who objected to a state license office scanning his CCW permit so it could be noted on his driver’s license. The citizen thought the office should just look at his document and make him a new license with the CCW notation.
“That’s why the Stoddard County court last week dismissed the lawsuit, dismissed it making that exact claim,” Nixon said on Wednesday.
The lawsuit in Stoddard County is not dismissed, as the governor said, but the judge in the case has ruled against the request of the citizen, Eric Griffin, for the judge to order the Department of Revenue not to scan and retain the CCW information.
Today I’ll speak with Russ Oliver, the Missouri prosecuting attorney who started it all, on my program on more developments.
*UPDATE: The Missouri Senate filed remonstrance (h/t Adam):
This is a Senate Remonstrance against the Governor for the release by the Department of Revenue and the Department of Public Safety of personal protected information which has been publicly admitted by the departments.*UPDATE 2: A senate hearing is underway right now led by Sen. Kurt Schaefer, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. Moments ago while under oath a SSA agent just admitted that any veteran drawing social security disability and who had a CCW would have been a target .
Governor Nixon shared citizens' personal data even though state law did not allow that practice. That's not what we want in our government officials. Aren't they supposed to uphold the law and not institute their own policy in violation of those laws? Now look where Nixon is going to appear in June. He is a panelist at the National Forum of Educational Policy in St. Louis speaking about.......wait, wait..........................
Getting to the Third “C”: College, Career, and Citizenship (session #320)
Preparing students to be engaged, productive citizens is one of the foundations of public education. Join several Governors for an interactive conversation about why civic education is critical to our nation’s success and what states can do to make sure that students are college, career, and citizenship ready.
Our governor who has allowed data mining on citizens without their permission (which is what he wants to do via Common Core MOUs for educational data mining) and he has advice on civic education? What will he talk about? How best to skirt the law and learn how to establish personal/political policies? Will he be preparing students to produce and perpetuate his version of civic education? Is his idea of a productive citizen a person who disregards the law for his/her agenda? Or, maybe his idea of being a productive citizen is this: it's permissible to break the law and hope no one finds out. After all, if the Director of Homeland Security thinks it's a great idea, what could go wrong?
Does Nixon's appearance at an education policy conference talking about how to become a productive citizen concern anyone?