This is old news, but it's circulating on Digg and I haven't really blogged about it, so I might as well. We don't need a national biometric ID card any more now than we did 100 years ago. And this is why:
Sure, he's talking about newly immigrated folks in the clip, but if the state has to make sure you're legal just to get online, or to receive basic services, then we'd all have to be checked. And we'd all have to have that new national ID. If the state licenses aren't tamper-proof enough for immigrants, how are they good enough for others? Tamper-proof is another word for more-expensive-yet-to-be-forged-ID. If people can't provide their Social Security Card and/or birth certificate, then they don't need to be working. And if it turns out to be a forgery? That is what ICE is for.
Oh yeah, ICE isn't doing its job, so lets just make more laws and throw more money at it. Works every time.