"[M]y primary objection isn't the totalitarian potential of national IDs, nor the likelihood that they'll create a whole immense new class of social and economic dislocations. Nor is it the opportunities they will create for colossal boondoggles by government contractors. My objection to the national ID card, at least for the purposes of this essay, is much simpler: It won't work. It won't make us more secure."
Read Bruce Schneier's complete essay "A National ID Card Wouldn't Make Us Safer" here.
I am troubled by every other problem Mr. Schneier mentioned--on top of the fact that we've done it all for nothing.
My hope is that we can maintain faith in freedom and fight terrorism at the same time.
Many folks don't think it's possible...
But I do.