The Debate Over a National ID

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When President Bush signed off on the intelligence bill last week, he approved a provision which could pave the way for a national identification card. Supporters say a uniform American ID will help prevent identity fraud, monitor criminals and perhaps even help standardize voter registration to make it easier for people to get to the polls. Critics say the move is the start a long slide toward government monitoring of its citizens’ movements without their permission.


Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America.

Robert Kuttner, Co-founder and Co-editor of the American Prospect.