National Id's

National Id's

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  • Date Submitted: 12/04/2012 9:29 PM
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National ID Cards are they Good or Bad for our Nation?
Ruby Cabrera
Concordia University Irvine

Author Note
Ruby Cabrera, student Writing 102, Concordia University.
Ruby Cabrera is in English 102, Concordia University Irvine.
This research was compiled to fulfill requirements created by Dr. John Norton.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Ruby Cabrera, Concordia University Irvine, CA 92612

This paper is a response to the following question: Are National ID Cards the solution to solving the problems the US is facing? The response given in this paper is no, it explores some of the reasons why the ID would be a nuisance rather than a convenience. Using four sources that are print and online this paper distinguishes three distinct problems the ID would have. The first being, that the government would be watching basically our every move. For this I used references I used an article from Time magazine. My second point is that it would lead to the creation of new national data base that is easy to say but full of flaws. And lastly my third argument for no ID cards is the cause of further discrimination in this country that would spring from the very creation of a National ID card.
Keywords: privacy, surveillance, ACLU, discrimination, database, National ID

National ID Cards are they Good or Bad for our Nation?
The horrible attacks that happened on September 11 have forever left a traumatic scar on the hearts of all Americans. It has led to an ongoing war and re-vamped the ever debatable discussion of a National ID card. Though the intention of the National ID card is good, it is not the solution to our national security and privacy issues. The enactment of a National ID card would allow the government to watch our every move, lead to the creation of a new national database, and would inevitably cause more discrimination issues.
Surveillance today is something most...

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