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Skeptic National I.D. Card (109* d) RE: National I.D. Card 24 Sep 01

I agree with Amos. For questionable benefits the possibilities for abuse are ominous.

There is already a movement in Congress to limit the use of personal information collected by businesses.

What happens when a national ID card is required to be used routinely (else why have one) and the information collected is fed into a central database. And stays there.

The temptation to use the information for anything from the war on drugs to profiling to catching underage drinking would be a powerful one. And not to be used in Court but used unofficially to figure out who to put under surveillance for various crimes having nothing to do with terroism.



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