- Sep 22, 2011
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There must be more criminals in this forum than I originally thought, what would make someone paranoid about providing information to the police? To me right there I would be alarmed that the person was a criminal. There are certainly police that do bad things, but asking for an ID is not one of those things.
This isn't like the good old days anymore. When anybody asks for my ID, I want to know why they want it and what they are going to do with the INFORMATION. Remember, my license is INFORMATION. Why should I have to provide it to the police ? What gives them the authority to "run" me and potentially put my name on some hit list, just because they percieve I am acting suspiciously ?
Sorry, I just happen to disagree with the status quo there. I don't feel I should provide my personal information to anyone unless it is MY choice or unless I am breaking the law.
I guess personally I don't care what list I'm on. As long as they aren't doing deep cavity searches of me at the airport I'm good to go. Also it seems like the people that want to stay off these lists travel the least which makes even less sense to me. The only list I can think of is the travel terrorist watch type list, but maybe there's others I don't know about. I also have no information on my license that I haven't shared with millions of people in my life, information I would worry about letting out would be like the cure for cancer, or a car that drives on water. I don't really view my license as valuable information. But I do realize many people worry about theft and other things. Is it worth trying to avoid giving your ID to prove a point? Maybe to some it is, but I don't think that would put you in the pillars of society list. I'm huge anti-government pro freedom, I would over throw it in a second if I saw the ability to, but as it stands there is no advantage to me for giving someone a hard time for doing their job.