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  •  National ID would solve multiple issues... (0+ / 0-)

    Not only could it be used to address (and scuttle) attempts by Republicans to enact harsh voter restrictions at the state level, but it could also be used as ID for employment purposes, which would address concerns on both the left and right about companies hiring illegal immigrants.

    In other words, national ID could be used to preempt state voter registration restrictions and it would also allow cracking down on employers who hire illegal immigrants by taking away the excuse that there is currently no secure ID that allows employers to easily confirm the status of a prospective employee.

    The catch, of course, is that national ID is controversial on both the left and the right -- on the left are concerns with civil rights and privacy, and on the right are concerns about black helicopters or something like that.

    Nonetheless, at some point it's an option that we are going to need to take a serious look at.

    Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

    by TexasTom on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 02:28:26 PM PST

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