Private from whom? We already have fraud laws for identity theft. We already have the free market to regulate the likes of Google or other companies. We have the 4th Amendment. What else did you have in mind?
It's only a misquote if you think I'm quoting from one source but am actually quoting from another.
I agree with you statement about Al Queada. The problem is that the US largely still refuses to ask the deeper questions of 'why'. So goes the question on global warming and so goes the question on terrorists motives. It's a solved subject to one politician or another, but in reality they both deserve much more thought.
I cheer for the people of Iran. May they reform their country though their own means without US meddling. If we do meddle it will likely turn out no better than North and South Korea.
And statists always forget that the easiest and fastest way to change a corporation is to stop giving it money, which is not possible with the government. It's for this reason that it takes tens of years to change the government, but corporations can be made, broke, and resurrected in better forms in tens of months. The government doesn't have any interest in being good because it's survival based less on being good and more on being unobservable.
Doesn't the person's individual abilities and condition of the road also determine other people's relative safety? I think there are people who can drive safely and talk on the cellphone at the same time.
So what would you propose? A certification process for walking and chewing gum?
Except the bar you raised has nothing to do with driving and talking on the phone, just with technical skills. They are not related. What you would want is people with better 'monkey-brain' reflexes, not specifically technical talent.