Congress, security experts and high-tech executives have endorsed the idea of some new form of identification system as a critical weapon in the fight against terrorism. They believe the cards, linked to giant databases, would be invaluable in preventing terrorists from operating under assumed names and identities. Any such proposals in the past foundered on a distrust of centralized government as old as the American republic. For many people, the trade-off of less privacy for more security now seems reasonable.
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