I'm not sure why I keep reading this strange and (although important) pointless comparisons of what is okay and what is not, and who exactly says something is okay and who suffers from it, and on and on.
Jerry, as far as the Fed ID card, no - not everyone can be put in jail, but businesses can be fined for selling their wares to not Id'd patrons. Quickly, when you have people unable to buy the simplest of things because they do not show proper identification, the thinking of those who are not complying would quickly change. Typically speaking FEW merchants would accept fines or stiffer punishment JUST to cover up for non-compliance.
It is like cigarettes to youth or the drinking age, we CARD PEOPLE ALL THE TIME in this country. I just traveled to Philadelphia and saved $115 a NIGHT but showing my Fed Card - Am I giving up any rights by doing so - maybe if I am paranoid, but I take pride in serving this wonderful country and if by being a respectable member of the DOD gets me 40% off a room in the heart of a major city, I'll gladly share my ID. What I didn't do Jerry is SELL MY SOUL TO THE DEVIL.
I would assume that this blood-thirsty government (or us radicals who wish to burn your bridges and corner you until you comply) would offer incentives to those who got Fed IDs, before making it mandatory - or at least during the transition from what you assume is freedom and total Fahrenheit 551 which comes with the Fed ID.
I still swear that all babies should start being DNA "SWABBED" at birth and a catalog is started which "in a single generation" could greatly reduce crime or at least capture and convict those guilty. At some point DNA Banking is a must, and before you totally flip-out from this thinking, NO I do not believe having records of every-one's DNA will stop some nut-job from taking a gun into a school-house and killing a bunch of innocents, but it surely might capture the dirt-bag IF he/she doesn't blow their own head off (as is usually the case).
We need to do something, and I again state and swear that I believe that if EVERYONE COMPLIES and is DNA Swabbed and Federal Id'd, then NO ONE is individually losing their privacy. And more-over, I believe it WOULD create a safer and less crime-ridden society because of the KNOWN INCREASE CHANCE of being caught if ANY trace DNA is left behind.
Increased personal protection (to me) out-weighs the giving up a saliva sample. You will never agree with such thinking and that is fine. I'm just afraid that YOU will NOT have much say about such matters if/when laws are created to take DNA, finger prints or enforce Fed IDs. Do I think you would go to prison, doubtful, you have done nothing wrong besides not comply. But if you REFUSE a BRETHILIZER TEST if pulled over for suspicion of DWI, you SURELY WILL GO TO JAIL - and I don't see a lot of difference between the two EXCEPT that PRIVACY ISSUES to you are of great concern - but at some point, you and everyone else will need to CHOOSE who is the good guy and who is the bad guy and then choose WHICH TEAM you choose to be on. Being a rebel with a cause, still says you are a rebel and rebels are by their very name rebellious (a quick dictionary look-up here tells me) Rebellious: Synonyms: alienated, anarchistic, attacking, bellicose, contumacious, defiant, difficult, disaffected, disloyal, disobedient, disorderly, dissident, factious, fractious, iconoclastic, incorrigible, individualistic, insurgent, insurrectionary, intractable, mutinous, obstinate, pugnacious, quarrelsome, radical, rebel, recalcitrant, refractory, resistant, restless, revolutionary, rioting, riotous, sabotaging, seditious, threatening, treasonable, turbulent, ungovernable, unruly, warring
IS THIS REALLY WHO YOU ARE OR WISH TO BE???? Or better put, DOES THAT REALLY DESCRIBE WHO YOU ARE NOW???