Roger Kimball tried to renew his license Friday.
He wasn't very happy with the two hours used to get a lower-grade drivers license.
Now those bureaucrats yelling “Papers, please!” are our guys. “Communism,” said Lenin, who knew about these things, “means keeping track of everything.” How he would have envied our databases and supercomputers, our face-recognition technology and DNA testing! A society where surveillance is universal, where every move is tracked and docketed, is a society where everyone may be guilty and certainly is a suspect.