Featuring Jim Harper Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute and Former Rep. Bob Barr, 21st Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy, American Conservative Union.
The 9/11 Commission report gave new impetus to a national ID proposal that has languished in Congress for years. House and Senate versions of intelligence reform legislation would establish a national ID system by creating federal standards for state drivers’ licenses and IDs. But the 9/11 Commission did not analyze or describe how a national ID would actually work to protect the American homeland from terrorists. And that crucial question remains: would a national ID system make us safer, or just less free? Join us for a discussion about concerns raised by creating a national ID, including issues of individual liberty, homeland security, and practical viability.