Originally Posted by KGB7
In Russia everyone carries a Passport as their ID. You can be walking down the street in the middle of the day, or siting on a bench eating your lunch, and if a cop ask your for your ID, you have to show him your Passport. That goes for anyone who is not even a Russian citizen.
Its been this way for ever.
Do Canadian citizens already have ID cards? If they do, it didnt make their life any more difficult.
If you carry a US passport today, if it was issued since the RFID chip was required to be embedded in it, then you are already being tracked. Department of Homeland Security says it can be read from 30 feet away. I would guess that it is readable from further than that.
I would leave the passport at home.