Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Charles Schumer are planning to introduce legislation that would make biometric ID cards for all American workers. They would be mandatory.
Lindsey Graham says he doesn’t understand what the problem is. After all, he says, “We’ve all got Social Security cards!”
That reference should not make us feel better. When Social Security cards were introduced, Americans were told that the number would only be used for delivery of Social Security benefits and nothing else. Not for general identification, not to be required for any paperwork, not for your taxes, not for tracking purposes. Watch for the new assurances, assuredly to be eroded.