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12/29/2003 Archived Entry: "Saying NO to a social security number for baby"
A BIG SMOOCH TO SCARMIG FOR INTEGRITY AND GRIT:
This is the story of how I successfully refused to accept a Social Security Number for my child.
I simply said “no.”
Really. That’s how easy it was. I just said no, again, and again.
And thanks to Strike-the-Root for printing Scarmig's entire account of his free and numberless baby.
If you're having a baby in 2004, maybe one of your New Year's resolutions should be to keep the government's hands off your newborn -- refusing an SSN and refusing to allow the state to put your baby's DNA into a database -- as some states are doing now without your consent.
Posted by Claire @ 09:50 AM CST