In my post Federal and State Duality I covered the US Constitutional arguments for States rights. It should be mentioned that we fought a civil war over this topic. As a network engineer, running for U.S. Senate, I think that I can offer some unique perspectives on the current litter of voting laws and the idea of ensuring voter integrity with the use of Voter ID.
The basic message it that having a centralized database containing personally identifiable information PII is a bad idea. When I worked at a major aerospace company, we actually stripped away the social security number SSN from our personnel records and replaced them with another company ID. This was because the company had found the SSN a source of identity theft and lots of crimes that I don’t know about.
Even if this nationalized central voter ID database starts off with the sole purpose for voter integrity, it will be a tempting target, as a key to index lots of PII data. Your photograph, your DNA, fingerprints, your credit record, your political affiliation.
The bottom line is that this is just too tempting a target. Why should we help the formation of the police state by giving it these tools of repression?
I am really surprised that the Second amendment folks haven’t caught on to this line of thinking. Because it is frankly paranoid and right up their alley. The next apocalyptic dystopia.
Revelations 1317-18 that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark—the name of the beast or the number of its name. Here is a call for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and that number is 666
So, the US Constitution expressly gives states broad powers for conducting elections. The role of the central government is supposed to be limited.