U.S. National Identity Cards All But Law

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Crap.

Given the recent surge in Federalism here in the US (a.k.a. “states rights”), I wonder how people will react to this – as it is a huge violation of states rights by the Federal Government. Not to mention that the current Federal Government has absolutely NO IDEA on how to do this right.

Now, I’m not necessarily against national IDs – I don’t think they are intrinsicly bad; but they are hard to do right, and I don’t trust any Earth-based government to do them right.

But now it looks like we’re going to get them anyway. Bloody hell.

Update: Another link from C|Net’s News.com talks about the nuts & bolts of this bungled bill.