A national ID card should be resisted by the states and by us as individuals.
Democratic leaders have proposed requiring every worker in the nation to carry a national identification card with biometric information, such as a fingerprint, within the next six years, according to a draft of the measure.
Fortunately, groups like the ACLU have already blasted the idea:
“Creating a biometric national ID will not only be astronomically expensive, it will usher government into the very center of our lives. Every worker in America will need a government permission slip in order to work. And all of this will come with a new federal bureaucracy — one that combines the worst elements of the DMV and the TSA,” said Christopher Calabrese, ACLU legislative counsel.
Unfortunately, I have a hard time believing a national ID card is not inevitable. Moreover, the ACLU is wrong about one thing – we already need a government permission slip in order to work – it is called the Department of Homeland Security Form I-9. And note what it requires.
HT: Jesse Walker