posted on Dec, 6 2004 @ 03:25 AM
Originally posted by malcr
I have already explained this before many times. How this differs from your drivers liscence, is because you will
need it for absolutely
everything you can conceivably do. This means all the information about you, your habits, your whereabouts, and your transactions will be stored in a
single entry on a single state run database, under your national id number.
This means you will not have any privacy anymore, and it further means, that you are subject to the real possibility of abuse under a corrupt
government. All it takes is a single edit. This card allows the state absolute power over you.
There needs to be checks and balances and civilian third party meditations, to decentralise power from the state, to guard against the possibility of
abuse, before any such system is implemented. As we can see from this article, they are being used exactly for what has been long speculated by the
"paranoid" for totaliterianism. That is why we oppose it.
So, I advise you mate, if you are going to accept it, demand the peace of mind of safe guards, and if those demands are not met, deny the ID card.
Whatever you do, do not let the state have absolute power, because if it does, you are living in a dictatorship. Do you want that?
Actually, you can start by denying the already existing civil contingencies bill.
[edit on 6-12-2004 by Indigo_Child]