Am I the only one that finds the approval of a national chip implanted ID card very scary? As a kid we used to pity the poor people in communist countries who were constantly having to show the authorities their "papers" in order to travel or purchase anything. Now we are setting up exactly the same system, only with more electronic sophistication. And don’t think this will end with a card – after all, cards can be stolen or lost. This is heading toward simply implanting the chip – it’s already being implanted everywhere else.
I can’t figure out why nobody seems worried about this – especially on the right. Perhaps people don’t want to sound like whacked out conspiracy theorists. More likely they don’t want to say anything against the administration. Either way, it’s obviously coming and its obviously bad for freedom and somebody needs to say something.