Friday, April 30, 2010

National ID

By Creature

Um, no:

But Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.), who has worked on the proposal and helped unveil it at a press conference Thursday, predicted the public has become more comfortable with the idea of a national identification card.

“The biometric identification card is a critical element here,” Durbin said. “For a long time it was resisted by many groups, but now we live in a world where we take off our shoes at the airport and pull out our identification.

Atrios: "Durbin's reasoning - hey, we've embraced other stupid identity verification schemes so we'll embrace another! - is just idiotic. It won't actually solve any problems. People will hate it regardless of ideology."

We should be stepping back from hysterics, not piling on. Ugh.

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