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Petitioning Bill Nelson, US Senator and 8 others

The US GOV'T: Benjaman Kyle needs a new social security number.


In 2004, Benjaman Kyle woke up outside of a Burger King in Georgia without any clothes, any ID, or any memories. Benjaman was diagnosed with Retrograde Amnesia, also known as the "Hollywood Amnesia": where you wake up remembering nothing. In 2007, the FBI became involved, but could not identify him: making him the only US citizen in History listed as missing despite his whereabouts being known. Benjaman can't remember who he is, and not even the US government can tell him: leaving him without an identity, and without a social security number.

Without a social security number, Benjaman can't get hired or even stay in a homeless shelter. In other words, there's nothing he can do. He's trapped in a loophole that nobody anticipated. Only legislation on the national level will allow Benjaman to work and have a place to stay.

When this was brought to Senator Bill Nelson's attention in a 2011 local news interview, Bill Said "We can't just leave this man behind... the government has got to respond." We respect Mr. Nelson's instincts, and simply wish to uphold him to his word. Benjaman is unable to work, or have a place to stay: and his rights as an American are not being upheld. We wish for Mr. Nelson to bring this to the attention of the US Senate, reminding them that when Thomas Jefferson said that "all men are created equal", he did not include "only if they have their social security number."

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
-Martin Luther King Jr

Letter to
Bill Nelson, US Senator
Susie Quinn
Mara Sloan
and 6 others
Madeline Otto
Katie Platt
Dan Mclaughlin
Kassandra Cerveny
Michelle Barth
Florida State Senate
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Bill Nelson, US Senator.

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Tell the Senate: Benjaman Kyle needs a new social security number.

In 2004, Benjaman Kyle woke up outside of a Burger King in Georgia without any clothes, any ID, or any memories. Benjaman was diagnosed with Retrograde Amnesia, also known as the "Hollywood Amnesia": where you wake up remembering nothing. In 2007, the FBI became involved, but could not identify him: making him the only US citizen in History listed as missing despite his whereabouts being known. Benjaman can't remember who he is, and not even the US government can tell him: leaving him without an identity, and without a social security number.

Without a social security number, Benjaman can't get hired or even stay in a homeless shelter. In other words, there's nothing he can do. He's trapped in a loophole that nobody anticipated. Only legislation on the national level will allow Benjaman to work and have a place to stay.

When this was brought to Senator Bill Nelson's attention in a 2011 local news interview, Bill Said "We can't just leave this man behind... the government has got to respond." We respect Mr. Nelson's instincts, and simply wish to uphold him to his word. Benjaman is unable to work, or have a place to stay: and his rights as an American are not being upheld. We wish for Mr. Nelson to bring this to the attention of the US Senate, reminding them that when Thomas Jefferson said that "all men are created equal", he did not include "only if they have their social security number."

New social security numbers are granted to people placed in the Witness protection program. New social security numbers are also granted to people who are the victims of identity theft. While Benjaman is not a victim of identity theft in the traditional sense, his identity was indeed stolen from him by the men who beat him, robbing him of not only his identification, but taking from him his memories due to the brain damage they caused.
Benjaman’s problem is certainly unique, therefore, unique intervention will be necessary to solve it.


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.

“’Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?’
The expert in the law replied, ‘The one who had mercy on him’.
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
-Luke 10:36-37

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Sincerely,