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Columnist Froma Harrop has gotten a case of the nervous Nellies because our government might not stop 100 percent of all terrorist attacks [“It’s time to get Real IDs,” Opinion, Dec. 3]. She states that “it is politically unwise to let concerns about inconveniencing people here illegally trump (excuse the expression) concern over national security.”

According to Harrop, her concerns stem from 9/11. Her premise is that terrorists turned planes into missiles. Yes, indeed, they did. But they entered and traveled in the United States on valid passports and visas (two of the 9/11 attackers overstayed their visas). Come to think about it, so did the San Bernardino, Calif., attackers.

While I have no personal animus toward a standardized driver’s license (I now have one myself), what makes her so certain that this new license would not be hard to forge? Oh, and foreigners can overstay visas.

Let the police, FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security do their jobs. They do it far better than you realize. Harrop fails to accept that total accountability could bring total surveillance. And I, for one, want no part of that.

Alan Zelt, Kenmore