Mark of the Beast: Start of the New National ID System?

I watched a video a while back that talked about the Bible's "Mark of the Beast" being that of a worldwide identification system, in which everyone would need to participate in if they wanted to do business; if they wanted to buy or sell anything; if they wanted to go anywhere within the world.

So, looking at this article on MSN, naturally, I found it very interesting. The notion of this "mark" came to mind. So, read the article and answer the questions that follow, if you please.

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Passport Cards Proving Popular in Border StatesPassport Cards Proving Popular

If you don't need to fly, you might want to try this wallet wonder. Inexpensive and convenient passport cards are winning travelers over.
By AP editors

Nearly 740,000 Americans have ordered passport cards, a new document being offered by the State Department to speed border crossings by U.S. citizens traveling to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Beginning in June 2009, travelers will be required to present documents proving both citizenship and identity when entering the U.S. through a land or sea border. For Americans who drive to Canada or Mexico or cruise regularly to the Caribbean, but who do not expect to fly abroad, the passport card is a cheaper, smaller, more portable alternative to a conventional passport book.

The card is especially popular with Americans who live in border states where it's not unusual to drive back and forth to Canada or Mexico. Residents of four border states — Texas, California, Michigan and New York — lead the country in the number of residents holding passport cards, according to Rima J. Vydmantas, spokeswoman for the State Department's Consular Affairs Bureau.

The passport card is the size of a credit card or driver's license, and has a photo and identification information printed on it, like a driver's license. It also contains a chip with a unique number that allows border officials to instantly retrieve your data from a government database.

It's not valid for air travel.

Passport cards are good for 10 years and cost $45 ($35 for children under 16). Applications can be made at any passport-processing site. If you already have a passport but want the card anyway because of the convenient size or quick scanning, it's only $20 and can be ordered by mail.

For details on how and where to get a passport card, visit http://www.travel.state.gov.

Processing time for applications for both passport books and passport cards is about three weeks for routine applications. Expedited service is not available for passport cards, but for passport books, expedited service takes about two weeks.

Passport Cards Proving Popular in Border States

"Wisdom Is A Woman Paying Attention!"

Given the issues surrounding personal privacy, would you participate in a National Identification System?

Do you believe that a National Identification System would be healthy for the world economy or do you believe that it only serves to keep the government interested in what each individual does?

Looking at your own spiritual "belief" system, do you think a National Identification System enhances or detracts from what you believe?

Do you believe that a National Identification System could be put into place responsibly and ethically...and governed in the same manner?

If a National Identification System was implemented and you DID NOT want to participate within this system, do you think you'd be able to survive "off the radar", do you think you'd be able to network with others who don't agree with the system, and how would you assert your option to remain off of the sytem?

This survey was originally posted to a topic here.
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