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Tuesday, February 22

The ChoicePoint Dialectic

If history follows a dialectical process, here's how the recent "theft" of 145,000 personal data file fits into the picture.

Hegelian Dialectic
Simply put, the dialectical method involves the notion that the form of historical movement (process or progress), is the result of conflicting opposites. This area of Hegel's thought has been broken down in terms of the categories of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis. Hegel's philosophy of history embraces the concept that a conflict of opposites is a struggle between actual and potential worlds.



THESIS: NATIONAL ID CARDS

ANTITHESIS: FAULTY DATABASES, AIRPORT INCONVENIENCES, ETC.

SYNTHESIS: ?


Washington Dispatch
Considering the capacity now being utilized by our government through these private, unrestrained information gathering companies, it is obvious that whether Americans like it or not, our government at all levels can already access more personal information about us than we can remember about ourselves.

This prompts me to wonder why we can’t enact laws which require biometrically verifiable ID cards for all of us. Think of getting through those long airport lines. Such cards would also allow employers to verify citizenship, avoiding the hiring of illegal immigrants. And the homeland security of such cards would be hugely enhanced.

Folks, the privacy question of whether or not to have a personal ID card is totally moot. Last week, as I watched my diminutive septuagenarian wife remove her shoes and have her handbag probed by a pleasant, but persistent TSA employee at an airport, I again wondered why we don’t avoid the grief of these groping handlers at airports, and the delays inherent in not having quick verifiable ID for American citizens. Sensenbrenner’s bill is only a start, but we can only hope House leadership can keep its promise to Representative Sensenbrenner and that the open border crowd in the US Senate won’t kill it! Anyone, particularly our government, can now find out anything about you it want to know, so why not have the protection against terrorism and the capacity for an employer or a voting booth official to tell whether someone is here legally?


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