The Competitive Enterprise Institute joined other organizations to run a full-page open letter advertisement in The Washington Times that speaks out against the creation of a national ID card. The ad urges the conference committee on intelligence reform to remove the national ID provisions from its final 9/11 intelligence reform legislation. The conferees are currently working to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the bill.
A national ID card, the open letter says, would invade the privacy rights guaranteed by the Constitution and allow the government to monitor everyone with a driver’s license or identification card.
View the ad here.