On the other hand, I volunteered to give all that information to Big-Bro. I wasn't drafted. The biometric ID is a proverbial bar-code tattooed on the back of your scull so Big-Bro can keep track of you. While this is not only acceptable, but preferable for managing Soldiers, imo it has no place in the free civilian society.
Last edited by Jerry; 03-11-10 at 05:41 PM.
I'm totally against a national ID. It's already a pain in the butt to renew a driver's license. For that, you need a birth certificate and some other ID that is not your driver's license. That can make it extremely difficult for some people to get their license renewed.
It's a social security card/number.
As far as having something else that gives us less and less privacy, I vote no. I don't want nor do I need, the government involved in my personal life any more than it already is.
I haven't done anything "wrong" nor do I have anything to hide. I just don't feel it's the government's business what I do in my private life as long as I'm a law abiding citizen.
Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice....shame on me.
I like my Swiss national ID card, it allows me to travel all over Europe and parts of North Africa without having to carry a passport around. There's no biometric data on it, tho.
"Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".- Northern Irish joke
Answer to poll: No
Where besides US passports does the Federal Government have authority to issue ID cards?
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I can see some benefits, but I still don't like that much (or any) information being available to anyone who accesses the database.
But on another note, many people have nearly as much information available somewhere on the Internetz, if someone takes the time or has the capability to gather it.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller