Would you approve of your state adopting a national ID card system as a replacement for state driver's license cards?
What if the National. I.D. was required to vote in National elections? I bet the party splits would switch.
People from Texas sure are loyal to Texas. Other than the politics, what's so great about it?
"National I.D Card System"? It kind of makes me feel like I've just been stripped of everything; from my name to my ability to think for myself, and turned into some kind of robot-slave...
In my experience, passports are expensive, a pain to obtain and take FOREVER to receive. My passport expired well over 10 years ago so I dread the hassle of getting a new one for the next time I travel internationally.
At least in Oregon, you can get a State-issued ID regardless of driving eligibility - that's how children have the required ID in order to travel via airplane. There are plenty of adults who only have State-issued ID cards but no drivers license.
I see some problems here:
So anyone with an ID can drive.
If you can't pass a drivers test to get the ID then you can't vote?
We already have a national ID; it's called a passport.
My understanding of this is that this would just call change the name of licenses to id card, and put more power into the hands of the feds.
Or the republicans that do the same.
Can someone explain how this would be a bad thing? "States Rights" was demonstrated as BS about 147 years ago.
I would like Texas to offer a national ID card.
I would stand in line for a Republic of Texas card.
Come on fellow conservatives! This is the GREATEST thing. Forget the nonsense about big brother, they have you with your Social Security number anyway.
With this, we can nail the illegals, and the Democrats that vote in multiple states. This is a GOOD thing!
What a great idea. If we do this right we can do away with names. A number assigned at birth tattooed on your cheek, what more can we ask for. Nirvana.
Why is everyone so paranoid does everything have to be some damn conspiracy theory
Then it shouldn't be so expensive to get one.
You might have a point if government could do most of those things right in the first place.
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I'll give you a few things to research. Once you dig into the underlying reason why a national ID card is being introduce you'll understand why. It's better if you do the research for yourself rather than someone telling you.
Can someone educate me on why this would be a bad thing?
I can't think of any reason why this is bad.
I'm with you there. We need to reassert our Fourth Amendment rights.
No. The Tenth Amendment needs to be supported, and asserted, not given away one piece at a time.
I'm all for shutting down State sponsored genocide clinics.
"Nothing more important then keeping children safe?" Is that also true before they leave the womb? Cry over ALL the dead children.
That's why I said technically. It may not be a photo ID, but it is a form of identification. It can be used as a piece of ID for tax forms, passport applications, and drivers licenses, among other things.
I was hoping someone from the left could explain how they could support a national ID requirement but not a photo ID requirement to vote. Any takers?
No, just suggesting it is one step closer. Baby stepping deception.
That day will come. Scary.
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We can't require everyone to have a passport, that would disenfranchise the poor and minorities.
Then they could show it to prove they really exist before they vote.
They used to call that a passport,
w/ no driving privileges
and before you respond, I don't care what you type after this, so don't bother.
I do Jersey.
Who said RFID chips?
There is no such thing as large area tracking of these chips anyway. Thats hollywood nonsense. The ones we use for elderly persons who wander from home need the search equipment to be within a few hundred feet to find them.
No you don't... Except for the few states which aren't members of the "nonresident violator compact."
A little quick to give this information to the government and assume its safe. The Feds are complete idiots in the way they handle things.
You are joking right??
Passport will work. Why duplicate efforts. Everyone should be required to get a passport.
Can't wait for that to happen!
Who cares Tilton
word, I love the cool holographic thingy that goes across the middle of my new york state license. they can't take that away from me.
At first I thought, "what a great idea!" Then, while gaping at these results, I remembered that a national ID system would probably involve the federal govt. in some way.
Sure... Let's just make chipping our children before they leave the hospital mandatory. There's nothing more important than keeping children safe right? Its for our own good.
We already have a National ID System in place. It's called a Passport. Nothing else is needed. Just require all American citizens to have a Passport. Problems solved.
I love how you all freak out about the possibility of a card, but have already eagerly handed over your Internet and communications privacy in the name of "patriotism".
Connecticut already has the system in place, but as of right now it is optional. You can either get a federal ID or a regular state license.
Are you suggesting that a national identification card is similar to the mark of the beast?
Too late. By 2016 we are required to have Fed/National I.D. --WVa driver's license. It has caused a great deal of frustration for many who are given 'opportunity' to comply as their licenses expire now.
I think it would be an unnecessary and costly change. But those worried about privacy... Do you honestly think the federal government can't access the information on your state IDs already?
um,can't they say that to you now?
@icpshootyz, I think the difference in our views is a perfect example of why the states should be left to decide many of these issues. Why should I be subjected to follow your views and likewise why should you align with mine. Leave the Feds out and let states decide.