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."
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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?