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Existing Forms OF National ID
a National ID Card be anything new? The drivers license and the social
security cards are already to forms that are considered de facto
National ID cards. While most government agencies, except a few like the IRS,
cannot demand this number, the private sector has no such restrictions..
Drivers Licenses and Social Security cards existing system that
represent reason against the correlation and collection of a larger
Instead of creating something new, how about improving what is already recognized?
What Would a National ID Card System Comprise
In the mid 1990's national IDs were part of congressional immigration reform
talks. However, now, in the wake of Sept. 11, it has become matter of national
security. An ID card that uses photographs, fingerprints, and even biometrics can take on many forms of ID. Would a system implemented in
heist in the wake of a National tragedy, be a better, well thought out
system? Or is time still needed to digest what has happened?
The National ID System was the Solution to illegal immigration in the mid 1990's.
National ID won't solve terrorism
What is the social impact of such a system of National IDs? How much of our privacy are we willing to give up in order to keep our country safe?
Is our privacy at risk?
Will it work?
Biometric is the big word when speaking of a national system. The
successful capturing and analyzing of biometric s(fingerprints,
photographs, signatures, etc..) from birth to death. Also, an ID card
matching the biometric s stored on the card with the live data of the
card holder. It would be difficult to have alias, national health,
financial transitions. Criminals required to register would find it
hard to hide. Just when Identity theft was becoming a crime of choice,
could it disappear just as fast?
After Sept 11, 2001, Would A National ID Card be an Emotional Decision or a Good Decision
Is War a good time for government to seek a National ID card, while the country distracted?
Once power is released, it is like old Pandora's box, it will not
return. Which one will it deter? A multimillion dollar financed
terrorists operation. Or immigrants providing some services that many
American, are not fighting to do, to send money back home.
A national ID card system could be a erosion of liberty.
How much more of your Information has been given out Since Sept 11
Can you trust anyone or thing, governments, technology
Isn't It to late to be Concerned about losing Privacy
Congress Passes the Real ID Act
On May 5, 2005, Congress passed a controversial new law entitled the Real ID Act. This law requires all States to issue nationally standardized drivers licenses by 2008. These new identification cards will sore at a minimum your name, date of birth, sex, ID number, a digital photograph, and your address. The passing of this law came with much controversy. The Real ID Act was actually part of a lager bill designed to provide support for troops in Iraq and victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Proponents of the bill claim that a new identification standard is desperately needed in order to protect our country from terrorist. While opponents of the bill not only question the manner in which it was passed but also claim that creating a centralized database of personal information will increase the chances of identity theft.
Real ID Act Attached to "Must-Pass" Spending Bill Imposes Anti-Immigrant Measures
National Battle Continues
Industry Groups Support Real ID Act