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Yes, you pose a difficult and serious question, and I wouldn't try to suggest otherwise to anybody. My advice, for what it's worth, is to engage with the opinions and positions of others as far as possible and attempt to find whatever common ground there is. Try to avoid the sort of intransigent confrontation that simply entrenches positions. Remember that if you want to persuade someone to shift their opinion, the best way is to set an example by shifting yours to address and respect their concerns.
I'm not saying I'm any more capable of achieving this ideal than you or anyone else, just that it is to be striven for.
Secondly, I don't see that the implied choice between "giving in to terrorism" and "giving in to despotism" is anything but artificial.
I don't think we should give in to either.
Thirdly, I don't object to others using biometric-database ID if they wish to do so. I object to the Government making it illegal to live without it.Martin Baxter, 14 years ago.