How much ID do we need, Anyway?

I've already pointed out that it makes little sense to have both a RealID card AND a passport. The immense cost of maintaining both can be greatly shaved if one ID serves both purposes. (E.g., add space to a passport where your home state indicates whether you're allowed to drive, and with what restrictions.)

But how would you like to have FOUR critical IDs? (I'm counting your Social Security card.)

This editorial reports that the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"), having failed to require passports to cross the border into Canada, is now suggesting a Border Crossing Card.

President/General Manager Paul A. Sands, of The ChamplainChannel.com, says "We don't need duplication of effort, and we don't need red tape. We need some common sense."

Well said!


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