Who cares and why? I hear all this 'lose personal freedom' stuff. How? I cant take a loan out on a fake name? Im way more bothered that they have taken away my god given right to bury an axe in the head of the sod who just lit a cigarette next to my daughter. There are no freedoms, just compromises. Now as for making you pay for your own id ... well then they can go stuff themselves! They wanna give me a shiney card with my face and personal number on it, more power to em. They try to get money outta me in the process? Good luck.
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Originally posted by Matt Cao: Before I own the car, I was issuing an ID card, then when I own a car, I was forced to surrender my ID card. Now, you people confuse me more saying driver license is an optional card. Could it be every states have their own laws?
Here's the rule in NY: if you want to drive, you must have a driver's license. If you don't want to drive then you don't need a license. You can get a state ID card which is sort of like a driver's license except you can't use it to drive. It is optional, however. But if you are picked up by the police for jaywalking (or some other such crime that usually involves a ticket) and you have no identification they may take you to the police station until they are able to identify you.
Originally posted by Matt Cao: Hi, Before I own the car, I was issuing an ID card, then when I own a car, I was forced to surrender my ID card. Now, you people confuse me more saying driver license is an optional card. Could it be every states have their own laws? Regards, MCao
Drivers license is optional in the sense that you need it only if you want to drive a vehicle. If you don't drive a vehicle then you don't need it. Hence the option.
Hi, OK. I understand it now. Then go back to the original post, should National ID be required. I think it should simply not everyone drive a car. If people make a big fuss about it, then I recommend the US Homeland Security Department making the Social Security card with magnetic stripe on the back side just like the ID & DL cards with picture complete with DNA codes. In that way, we still keep track of people without offended anyone. Government always keep track all of us, just they could not do anything when we have not broken any laws by constitutional rights. The original idea why we needed computer. If you think by an act of refuse fingerprint/ any blood test, is an act of protecting privacy. You got to be kidding/you are an hermit. If you are paranoid and think government could make a mistake your data with someone else, then my suggestion is keeping the faith. There is no system is invincible, if someone wants to break/manipulate it enough, he/she will find the way. Regards, MCao
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