This has to be the best argument I have yet seen against ID cards from The Last Boy Scout.
My opposition to the ID cards bill is well documented on this blog, as
I feel it's fundamentally flawed and takes it away some of our liberty
to roam freely in this country. I, for one, certainly do not believe
Blair and Reid's old line that holding a plastic card prevents
However, to the point. Whilst having a quiet drink
with a friend over lunch, the subject of ID cards cropped up, in which
my friend boiled down the arguement to its bearest bones.
The converstion went a bit like this:
“ID Cards, just a bit of plastic, that won't stop people committing terrorism will it?”
LBS: “Well that's what the government reckons.”
“Well your driving licence is just a plastic card, but that doesn't stop a person from committing a driving offence does it!”
At this point I was left a tad speechless, as he had hit the nail right on the head.
Say NO to ID Cards, Say NO to the Database state.
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