I don’t know how closely you have been following the national ID issue in Britain, gentle readers, but a leaked document from the British government has recently surfaced, and in this document, the option of “coercion” to force people into getting government IDs is discussed. Needless to say, I don’t think this is a good thing.
A British group called NO2ID has asked people all over the world to mirror this document, spreading it through the delightful diffusion process which is the intertubes. You can read the .pdf version of the National Identity Scheme Options Analysis-Outcome on my site, but I want you to do more than that. I want you to share it with people. If you have a server of your own, I want you to mirror it, and send the link to as many people as possible. The document is annotated, and well worth reading, especially for those of us who don’t want to live in a nanny state.
Information likes to be free. So free it.