Here's an e-mail I sent John Gambling radio talk show host on NEWS TALK RADIO 77 WABC-AM:
Mr. Gambling you surprised and saddened me this morning when you advocated national driver's licenses, national identity cards in a conversation about terrorism and national security with a caller. You said these documents would be able to keep tabs on people and find out what they are doing here.
Mr. Gambling we have social security cards, state driver's licenses, and passports - all of which represent each of us in the U.S. not for the purposes of keeping tabs on us but for other purposes. These are quite enough. This is after all a DEMOCRACY.
Don't you realize national ID cards, for example, was the way the Nazis could identify the Jews in 1930s Germany?
We (the FBI) were able to thwart the plot to shoot soldiers with AK47s at Ft. Dix. The FBI had the men under investigation for 15 months. There is no need to go nuts and think we need ID cards to keep such things from happening. We have law enforcement agencies to do the job.
Advocating ID cards and such for the purpose of locating people and finding out what their doing is the beginning of a fascist state and in case you forget the definition of fascism, here it is: Fascism is an authoritarian political ideology (generally tied to a mass movement) that considers individual and other societal interests inferior to the needs of the state.
Be careful what you say over the airwaves, Mr. Gambling.
I signed my real name to the e-mail but here I'll just sign