Immigration and IDs: A Modest Proposal Why All Americans Should Carry ID Papers - Christopher Dickey - Newsweek.com Last week, I read this with great interest. It is an interesting take on things. Why support this guy's idea as opposed to the ideas of others? He doesn't fall in to racist or xenophobic traps. but I think it fails to address what would happen at traffic stop. unless of course a national ID was needed to get a state driver's license. the states get to make those rules. then there is the situation of unlicensed drivers on the roads.