What is the main objection some people have to the use of Identity Cards. It has nothing to do with libertarianism. It is just commonsense that the nation must have as much details on individual citizens as is possible for law and order, health services, science development, in fact all-round economic development. The day you see that Democracy has broken down is the day one should worry about things that are a quite natural way of governing society. I am a Libertarian but do not believe in privacy. I believe in openness to the nth degree. We need to expose ourselves. It is in our interests that we do this for Truth protects and preserves to the mind of a Vishista Advaita Vedantist. Further, when we have a functioning Democracy as we indeed do have in the United Kingdom and one is not criminally-minded what is the harm to have an DNA-based Identity Card in your pocket. This principle applies to Covid certifiates as too as being a practical measure to enable us to get back some degree of freedom to move about outside the house that we are secluded, have holidays, go to concerts, watch football and cricket matches and enjoy life generally given that we have a dangerous enemy to shrug off in the coronavirus.