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I'm with this pledge concept all the way. Form the wagons in a circle! When the Government can be tranparent and honest, as befits 'democratically elected' public servants, then perhaps such intrusions as the ID card may be more tolerable. It is quite clear that the motives for these big brother developments are dubious, and not for the benefit of the public at all. It is an issue of trust, the government does not trust us, and feeds us paranoia and I hope that there are few in this country that trust the government. Personally I shall be lobbying against all citizen database plans. Motives aside, the government does not seem to be aware of or care about the potential flaws.
More time and perhaps money should be spent on getting state service providers to provide services, not on creating more monitor-gazers directed by pricey software.Dave Hill, 15 years ago.