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Originally posted by fishmaster
The powers the be state that if the US citizens don't get this card then they won't be able to do a variety of things. Such as fly, use the train system, and eventually buy gas and food. This is easily remedied. If you don't get the card and say boycott American Airlines and all the others They will obviously have to claim bankruptcy. And it goes for gas, and any other avenue the government has covered.
Originally posted by dAlen
Its coming...and thats pretty much that.
After that will be chips, etc. People get used to things rather quickly.
I dont have a problem even with a chip...in concpet.
The problem is with those that would use it to 'contro'.
Trust me it wont, theres no reason to think it will either. People will either get them faked or even more evil they will pay that little extra to get real ones with fake information. Everyone has there price and the criminals know who to talk to, get the guys at the factory to set aside a few cards, pay of a few database administrators to put an extra person or two into the system.
Originally posted by kuhl
While these cards may supply more security I feel it is a step to far in privacy invasion and a step closer to the Big Brother state.
Originally posted by kuhlGood point dAlen but here in the U.K. there is a big movement against the act ..And the Main rival party (The conservatives) have already stated they would not bring in I.D. cards.
David Cameran Conservative leader stated "The scheme would be an utter waste of money"
Originally posted by polanksi
I was actually thinking about this this morning. I am a teacher in the US and all the kids in this school have to carry a passbook with them to go anywhere. It would seem easy to get them to accept a national ID. They also say the pledge of allegiance. There is a segment on U-tube regarding the national ID by Out THere TV, just google it or search on Y_tube. Clearly it's not a safety issue because no illegal aliens will have the cards. Who are we being protected from?(ourselves)
Originally posted by Indellkoffer
We have it already and have had it for at least 25 years. It's the social security number. Every child at birth is assigned one, and you can't do much without it.