Skip to comments.Do we need a national ID card?
Posted on 12/21/2004 10:32:53 PM PST by kattracks
Are you in favor of a national identity card? Even though many Americans are against the idea of a national identity card, it is coming. In fact, in many ways, it is already here. Every American citizen and every foreign worker in America is required to have a Social Security card. Your Social Security card is only supposed to be used to gain employment and receive Society Security benefits, but try applying for credit without giving your Social Security number and most often you will be turned down.
If the question posed at the beginning of this commentary was: "Would you be in favor of a card that could prove your ID while at the same time protect you from giving information about yourself (including medical and financial information) that you do not wish to provide?" I am sure that more people would give a yes response.
The fact is we do not need nor should we have a government issued national ID card. What we need is for the government to specify for what purposes and when it positively must know our identity, and what constitutes acceptable proof. Private organizations, such as airlines, banks and merchants already do the same thing. Then the private sector will develop the most user-privacy-friendly and cost-effective devices. Tiny computer chips containing all of the necessary biometric information coupled with nearly unbreakable encryption have already been developed. Consumers will be able to choose what information they wish to have stored in such devices, and who is allowed to have access to what. The chips can be placed in "smart cards," cell phones and PDAs, or even implanted in the body.
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One more good reason to end Social Screw-urity. ID Card? I don't need no stinkin' ID Card.
2 words Hell No
I'm not going to agree to it unless it's REQUIRED at every polling place in this country.
Thanks. I went to publik screwl and never learnt how to spel
We already have one. SSN is on everything. Drivers' licenses are required for everything, too. Who can fight all the "requirements" imposed for no good reason on a daily basis? It's ridiculous trying to climb uphill all the time.
Bump to that.
If I can't force my neighbor to accept a number I personally want to issue to him, my agent in government has no authority to do that either. Principal & Agent. Think about it.
With a picture!
The only reason to have a national ID card is so that the government can open the borders completely. Then when there is massive migration north from the South American countries, and the nonnationals entering our country need services, they can identify those who have to foot the bill and make them pay-- the US citizen!
My papers are never in order as it is. Don't give me any more papers to carry.
Retired military ID card.
Good in 50 locations, 51 if you count DC
Their going to ram it down our throats and there won't be anything we can do about it.
It will be tacked on as a rider on a "must pass" bill, voted on at 3 am, without discussion.
"Their going to ram it down our throats and there won't be anything we can do about it.
It will be tacked on as a rider on a "must pass" bill, voted on at 3 am, without discussion."
Then send them all home at the next election. Make sure they know they lose all our votes if they pass this NWO crap.
If the government ever "leaked" this biometric info to the private sector... and we know the government never has problems with "leaking" information... can you imagine the increase in telemarketing harrassment? blah.
You really think the replacements would be any better?
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