Sunday, May 02, 2010

Proposed national ID card

Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who worked on the outline and helped present it Thursday, said the public has become more comfortable with the idea of a national identification card.

"For a long time it was resisted by many groups but now we live in a world where we take off our shoes at the airport and pull out our identification," Durbin said. "People understand that in this vulnerable world we have to be able to present identification."


Read the rest of the article here.

Even Arizona is against a national ID card. The only way this stands a chance of happening is if the public is spooked into supporting this. Don't tell me that this crap is going to make us safer. There were more people murdered by their own family members in this country in the past ten years than by terrorists. Privacy and family are both sacred institutions in this country. If our lives are not our own, why should we care what happens to us?

1 comment:

Daddy said...

> If our lives are not our own, why
> should we care what happens to us?

For millennia different peoples have been living under various repressive regimes, but did in fact cared what happened to them. Why should we be different?

Although in some respect this regime can be pretty brutal incarceration numbers wise or in protecting its own grip on power, in other respect is is relatively lenient compared to some prior regimes, like Hitler, Stain, or Chengiz-Han, letting us to talk a bit prior to submitting us to their gladiator circuses.

Curiously though, one can call dictator Putin a murderer and a thug in a Russian newspaper commentary routinely, and get away with it,while ther ei little doubt in my mind that attempting to call names a penn judge, who slef admitted to be a criminal,

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2009/02/pennsylvania-judges-plead-guilty-to.php

may cause severe repercussions. Go figure, which is more repressive regime.