Hey, I know! Why don’t we install tracking chips in everyone who wants a state ID? It will record where you are at every minute of the day through communication with monitors set up along the street. If you’re not doing anything wrong, you shouldn’t worry about it.
Better yet! Let’s tattoo a serial number on the forehead of every person who wants a state ID! That way, passersby will be able to identify the criminal by code. Of course, this number will not be able to be covered up by makeup or hair, since it will be equipped with a heat-producing science fiction-style ink that will burn up any cloaking device. Don’t fret about the cosmetic problems: since everyone will have one it won’t be considered ugly or gross. And as long as you aren’t committing crimes you shouldn’t worry about it.
Okay, I’ve got an even better one! Let’s amp up the science fiction technology and install monitors that record everyone’s memories! That way, the state will be able to locate those people whose memories include the killing of another person and arrest that person immediately. It won’t record thoughts, just actions, so as long as you haven’t done anything wrong you shouldn’t worry about it.
And if you think these three scenarios are wrong, why isn’t collecting a DNA sample from everyone who wants an ID?