October 11, 2001    





Would you be in favor of a required National Idendity Card that all residents must register for??

Driver's licenses are already used for this purpose.

Alias Irrelevante

I've thought a national ID would be a good idea since college. Much better than drivers' license numbers or social security numbers.

Laura, 36

In principle I am opposed to a National Identity Card as allowing Big Brother to track movements far too closely. In practice, in this day of electronic banking, Internet shopping and so forth, I suspect it wouldn't really make much difference. I already voluntarily have a passport.

Jane, 62
West Linn
, OR   USA

I don't know about MUST, but the idea in general sounds helpful for young folks and other non-drivers. I think I know why you're asking, but I don't know if that's really necessary.

Firelady, 23
, TX   USA

Having a national ID is not the question. Rather, under what circumstances is it used. For example, using it as ID to cash a check or apply for services is much different than being stopped randomly and asking to see the card. Seems to me that government already has most information on you if they want it.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

I'm not pushing for a mandatory National Identity Card, but I don't think it would truncate any tangible freedoms. It might be more reliable for fiscal identification than a driver's license or a Social Security Card.

Jill, 60
, PA   USA

Yes. Many people object to this because they say it would rob them of privacy. But from what I have read and seen on TV, we have no privacy left to rob. They already know all about us from our buying habits to what we watch on TV.

Reba, 50+
Silver Spring
, MD   USA




sticrkman, 27

No. One on my main fears following the attack on America was that the we would be willing to sacrifice a number of the freedoms that make this country great, all in the name of fear. This would be the first step. We might as well just go ahead and rename the country Oceania.

Aaron, 22

Not particularly, no.

A-Dog, 18

Like a driver's license or Social Security card? Like anybody who manages to take over a few planes and kill thousands of people without being stopped is going to have trouble figuring out how to duplicate a little card.

Karen2, 15
, MA   USA

If it didn't cost a cent, then sure why not? I have nothing to hide! lol

Dianne, 17
Ontario  CANADA

Absolutely not. Why would we need such a thing? And wouldn't that encourage discrimination?

Angela, 18
Bella Vista

I think it's a good idea. Why not? Sure, I'd be in favor of it.

Fisch, 46
, CT   USA

Maybe- But I'm sure they can be copied as drivers liscensed do. And there would be tracking problems. But ya never know.

Stephanie, 25

yes i would, not only because you would know who was an american or some kind of crazy terrorist, but if you ever got hurt and no one was around to identify you, you at least had some kind of identification on you.

Karen2, 15
, MA   USA


Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

Isn't that sorta like a passport and SIN card rolled into one? I mean, I'm not nessisarily for it, but I think that the government and probably track American citizens pretty well without any new card.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

Hell no.

Talia, 24
, CT   USA

No way! It is bad enough with driver's licenses. Having a national identity card would be taking away some of our freedom. The thought of being monitored through that ID is freaky.

Celeste, 30
Colorado Springs

It sounds like a good idea. This way everyone would have a photo ID. I'm not sure if I would like one if it had a micro chip that would contain too much personal information about you. but one that had basic identifying info would be OK.

Janet, 44
E. Brunswick

I already have quite a few of those. Driver's license, social security card, birth certificate, Blockbuster card.... If the government can't figure out how to use all the identification we've already got, then they don't deserve to know.

Kristin, 20

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