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America should follow India's lead in adopting universal biometric ID


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Initial post: Dec 1, 2012 12:35:25 AM PST
Ehkzu says:
India is implementing a universal biometric ID database to prevent ubiquitous midlevel government corruption there--aid programs rarely reach their intended recipients.

Here it could be used to "out" illegal immigrants and welfare chiselers, which should please conservatives; it could also be used to find child support deadbeats and prevent ID theft, which should please everyone, and to automatically register everyone to vote who can legally vote and to ID voters at polling places, preventing both voter fraud and voter suppression, which again should please everyone.

I know it's a high tech solution, but I don't think India is more advanced than America, and they're doing it.

Isn't this an issue both conservatives and liberals could agree on?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 1:15:16 AM PST
This was proposed right after 9-11. The NSA said they could develope a ID pretty much unbeatable by anyone without the resources of a government. The libertarians, liberals, and conservatives all freaked out. People like the easy to fake state id's.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 1:18:51 AM PST
Axiomatic!!! says:
No.

There are far too many possible abuses. Someday maybe.

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 1:27:26 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 1, 2012 1:31:05 AM PST
Saint Leigh says:
No. Not until I have personally been taught Jedi mind tricks: "These aren't the droids you want." No one should have to produce identification.

I inherited a free and easy county, and by God I'd like to pass it on.

It may be a lost cause, but that's okay. I have a soft spot for lost causes.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 5:30:04 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 1, 2012 5:38:16 AM PST
We are getting closer to such a thing anyway with this. Excepting, of course, it isn't mandatory to get one unless you drive:

http://bmv.ohio.gov/safeid.stm

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 9:25:21 AM PST
the beast is coming
lets speed up armageddon

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 9:28:33 AM PST
Those who accept government welfare and handouts can use it.

The rest of us producers don't need it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 1:25:14 PM PST
If you want to turn this into a two-class society, you'd better be sure that Obama and his successors have nailed down steel mesh over every corner of the Bill of Rights. You wouldn't want the peasants storming the Bastille.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 2:02:13 PM PST
Grim says:
HI--
So, what do you have against the ultra-rich? Why are you always railing against the non-productive folk who live so well on the labor of the productive classes.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 2:18:49 PM PST
this will be a one class society

the one small ruling class
using the nothingclass as slaves

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 2:29:40 PM PST
he is envious and covets their wealth

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 2:29:51 PM PST
Well, that still makes me think of two... as in The Complete Metropolis [Blu-ray].

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 2:31:38 PM PST
i was thinking more 1984 meets brave new world

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 2:37:50 PM PST
I'd posted on another thread "1984" and "Metropolis." This particular discussion didn't involve the invasion of privacy angle, so I omitted the former for clarity.
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