Originally Posted by katachtig
The logic behind it was to return to the idea that the driver's license indicates that one is certified to drive on the roadways. And get more compliance with insurance, etc.
We don't want to have a national id but like the Social Security Number, Driver's licenses have become de facto national ids, but without the safe guards that issuing national ids would entail (that is proof of citizenship). This became a factor with the 9-11 hijackers.
It has been over six years since 9/11, and we still don't have those safeguards. We want to be safe, we want to deport illegal aliens, yet we reject national IDs?
What's the big deal? We're already registered everywhere, what with SS numbers, driver's licenses, passports, LCB (Liquor Control Board) cards, cell phone contracts, IPs, credit and debt cards, etc., etc..