Reasons For A National I.D. Card
Actually, I found this guy's reasons for supporting a national I.D. card more like reasons to oppose one, although I don't have time right now to take issue with each of his points. He seems to be a genuine authoritarian, at least from what I can see from that op- ed.
He represents some outfit I'd never heard of before called the New America Foundation. With a name like that the first impression I got was they might be some offshoot of the Project for a New American Century, the folks who managed to finally get in a position to direct U.S foreign policy.
There doesn't seem to be any connection, though, from what I can see. Don't recognize any of the names or faces and nothing I've read on their site seems to echo the New American Century folk's stuff. But, I didn't spend much time searching.
The one other op- ed I checked on their site was one I actually linked to here a little while ago about California voters increasingly opting for the independent label. I didn't catch a connection the the New America Foundation when I read that op- ed.
I'm thinking this might just be another supposed reform group along the lines of Ross Perot's Reform Party, with no base in principle. I'll need to keep an eye out for more of their stuff since, if the argument for the National I.D. is any example of what's to come, these folks might turn out to be pretty scary.