Papers please!

The national ID card bill passed unanimously. Three years from now, everyone will have to have a national ID card in order to fly, take the train, open a bank account, or use a public restroom.

Those who are keeping score may recall that this was specifically one of the things that Mr Adams (That’s John, our second president) thought was a sufficiently bad idea that he encouraged the little squabble we like to call the Revolutionary War.

Apparently any illusion that I had that we have the right to travel freely is completely false. This is a great disappointment to me, since it seems that this has always been fundamental to the American way of life.