Poll Question: Should America Move Toward a National ID Card?—David Frum
In his column for CNN this week, David Frum argued the case for a national ID card, similar to those used in France:
In other words, the U.S. has created two forms of de facto ID: one (Social Security) that is universal, but not reliable; another (state-issued driver's licenses) that is reliable, but not universal.
Obvious question: Why can't we have a system of personal identification that is universal and reliable?
Modern technology enables the design of just such a card while also protecting and even enhancing personal privacy.
Today we're wondering how you feel. Could such a program make the U.S. a safer, more orderly nation? Or would the unintended consequences be too great? Should America move toward a national ID? Vote now on Facebook! We'll choose the most insightful comments from the discussion to add to our discussion later in the day.