CA Senator Diane Fienstein brought the National ID card to the front after 9/11-
It would have had a 'tamper proof' chip/strip--and its purpose was to stop 'immigrants' from flying planes into our buildings and - of course- stop illegals..RIiiiiGHT-- (SARC) --
We knew then and we know now that a National ID card serves no other purpose but to 'allow' the Federal government to track its citizens!!
I don't want the government to track its citizens --For the GOOD of the PEOPLE!
We stopped it then --now it's baaaaaack!!
The Dark Side's (Lucifer's techniques) freedom suppressing ideas -proffered by his kids- never go away-they just come back in a slightly different form! and Conservatives are 'buying' into it now!--
I watched a group of AZ citizens being questioned on the 1070 issue (AZ law on illegal immigration) on Hannity last night-one mentioned that it it now necessary to have a National ID Card!!
NO-NO - A THOUSAND times NO!!
I just found this take from a woman who languished in a Cuban prison--it is well worth your time to read----this is an expert from Ana Rodriguez:
...An identity card. It sounds so benign. You might call it, as Calif. Sen. Dianne Feinstein does, a "machine-readable card that all job and benefits applicants would be required to present to verify their work or eligibility for assistance." Or you could call it a national ID card and work permit, because that's what it is. Or you might just want to call it a passport to hell, because for a lot of us, that's what it will be.
At the very least it will put every American's right to earn a living at the mercy of the federal government's whimsical computers. And at the very worst -- which, history teaches us, we have every right to expect -- it will be a brutally effective tool for the surveillance, manipulation and punishment of anyone who runs afoul of Washington's imperious corps of social engineers...
If you have not read George Orwell's _1984_--- I would suggest that you read it as well.