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Conservatives, civil libertarians, gun owners and others share such concerns about a House-passed bill that broadly rewrites the rules for licenses and is portrayed as an anti-terrorism tool.
They fear that licenses, like Social Security (news - web sites) numbers, could be used for purposes well beyond their original intent.
These opponents say the measure, passed by a 261-161 vote last month and supported by the White House, even could make it possible for the government to monitor people's movements in the country through a chip in a license.
"In our efforts to protect our homeland and increase our border security we must move forward with solid measures. At the same time, our individual civil rights are nonnegotiable," Pombo said in a statement. "The establishment of a national ID card, I believe, has the possibility of violating those rights."
Originally posted by mrsdudara
If you want to put a stop to illegals in the country, and try to catch terrorists before they get in, then get a hold of the borders. Dont take away my rights!!!!!!!!!!!!