Robert Cohen of Newhouse News Service on National standards for driver’s licenses worry civil libertarians:
Americans have long used their driver’s licenses to identify themselves when cashing a check, buying liquor, applying for a job or starting an account at the video store.
Now, under legislation signed by President Bush this month, those state-issued licenses will have to meet uniform national standards to be accepted as proof of identity for boarding airplanes, applying for federal benefits and other U.S. government purposes.
A bad idea folks. A real bad idea.
This entry also posted at Taking The Gloves Off.
UPDATE: Since I’ve been involved in this issue on the advocacy/policy level, I’ve decided to add a new category to the blog on this topic.