Re: Immigrants (was Re: Mass Media ...)

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Wed Oct 17 2001 - 19:21:23 MDT

"Alex F. Bokov" wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Oct 2001, Ralph Lewis wrote:
> > Simple, the same way they do in some countries. On entry to North America
> > you are given a temporary internal passport. At each airport or mass transit
> > terminal you swipe your card or go to the local police station to check in.
> > The only addition is that the card now needs bio identification (iris scan,
> > finger print etc)given the fact the terrorists used fake ID's. If we could
> > build NORAD this should be easy. Hungary used to do this with old fashion
> > crank telephones and ledger books.
> But wouldn't it be disingeneous of us to oppose national ID for
> ourselves, yet support it for other peoples? It's a slippery slope--
> give the government too much power over foreigners and sooner or later
> it will use the power against its own citizens, directly or
> indirectly.

Non-citizens are by definition not as trustable as citizens under the
Fukuyama methodology.

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