Tuesday, November 27, 2001

Larry Ellison is further promoting National ID cards, holding discussions with John Ashcroft and top FBI and CIA officials. While It may benefit Oracle to get a contract to run a national ID system, the fact is, like the USA/Patriot Act, it will do very little to improve national security while tromping on Americans' freedoms. Most of the terrorists involved in the September 11th attack came into this country legally and, if such a system had been in place, would have had these ID cards; those who did not have cards would merely have needed to fly on the same plane as one who had a card and could smuggle weapons on board. So the only purpose these cards will serve is to track everything US citizens do.

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