Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Death first?

This article at the BBC is interesting in that it suggests that a substantial number of people in Britain would be willing to go to prison rather than have to carry ID cards. I hate the idea of being forced to carry an ID card around and have to show it when asked, but I really don't know if I'd be prepared to go to prison for my convictions. I guess, when push comes to shove, I'm a bit of a coward. I've always be awed by people that did put their convictions before themselves – Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela in particluar – and have wondered what would happen if I were put into that situation. Either way, I don't think that ID cards are going to be the testing point. This camel can take many more straws yet.

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