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Friday, June 8, 2012

Big Brother's Your Co-Pilot

Well...sometimes Big Brother is your pilot. Read the article linked below on the technology coming for autos and be prepared to have Big Brother as your passenger every time you slip into the driver's seat -- except when Big Brother decides to take over the controls. SB 1813 authorizes, rather mandates, technology that tracks your speed, seatbelt use, location, etc. The government will know everything about where you are and can also decommission your auto at will. SB 1813 also authorizes the IRS to confiscate your passport if you are a tax delinquent. Think of that and remember that the Constitution (that pesky document) guarantees the right against "unreasonable searches and seizures." Does the government really have the right to know where you are when you get into your car?

Ah...but the word "unreasonable" is the key. Nothing Big Brother does is EVER unreasonable. It's for (take your pick) your safety, your security (except border security), your children, etc. And does anybody really think the people making our laws know what's in them? Take a look at the bill. They are always long and complicated. I guess, like Nancy says, you have to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it.

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