Argument: Identity cards would place personal information under more accountable government regulation
- Debate: Identity Cards, pro.
- Margaret Carlson. "The Case for a National ID Card". Time Magazine. January 14th, 2002 - "Yes, a tamperproof ID smacks of Big Brother and Nazis intoning 'Your papers, please,' but the Federal Government already holds a trove of data on each of us. And it's less likely to mess up or misuse it than the credit-card companies or the Internet fraudsters, who have just as much data if not more. (Two years ago, for a TIME article, I ordered dinner for 30 entirely online, and I am still plagued by vendors who know I like my wine French and my ham honey-baked.)"