Editorial on Ellison, McNealy, and national ID card

Russell Turpin deafbox@hotmail.com
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 18:16:21 +0000

Clay Shirky:
>The first piece of the DB will be created when something
>bad happens to an infant -- abduction, baby-switching -- and a law will be 
>passed making GUIDing all babies mandatory. ..

Is this after we repeal the 4th Amendment? There are now
laws to compel DNA samples from people *arrested* for
certain kinds of crime. Personally, I'm appalled that the
courts haven't thrown out that. But compelling this from
innocents? Even Rhenquist might hesitate.

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