An National ID Card Will Not Make You Safer

This morning, in an op-ed piece, The New York Times is banging the drum for a national ID card.  Surprisingly, the piece makes no mention of doing this for the children, but the piece does state that a national ID card will make individuals more secure.  What, if I flash a national ID card terrorists and other bad guys are going to turn tail and run?  I don’t think so.  But the weakest reason the NYT presents as a reason for a national ID card is included in the following sentence.

“A card might help Americans move through airports more easily or even cash checks more rapidly.”

Yep, that ability to cash checks “more rapidly” is the key.  Sign me up.

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