Friday, March 12, 2010

More Freedoms To Be Lost

Today's headlines indicate that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has recommended "black boxes" be included into all new vehicles.

US mulls 'black box'

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief David Strickland told a congressional hearing on Thursday that the regulator is considering whether to make "black boxes" mandatory for all new vehicles. [ID:nN11246251]

The devices can capture data on speed, braking effort and other details which can be vital in reconstructing accidents.

The devices can capture data on speed, braking effort and other details which can be vital in reconstructing accidents.

Now....aside from the fact that this proposed regulatory imposition would add additional costs to vehicles, is this something that is really needed? Or is this just yet another example of an ever increasingly intrusive government.

I have never seen this level of intrusive legislation being put forth in my life time, as i am currently witnessing. In just the past week we have seen senators Shumer and Graham proposing biometric ID cards to be required of all American. In addition, part of the proposed health care reform act includes similar provisions where biometric medical records are to be obtained and kept on all citizens. That has already begun via the HIPAA regulations that we allowed to be enacted several years ago.

For those who might question what is going on and what is next? Look no further than the next step in the advance of the death of freedom in America. That next step will be the micro chipping (RFID) of all commerce, consumables and commodities.

That's right, everything that is bought or sold or consumed will be chipped and registered into a data base and that will include who bought it, where it was sold and at what price.

Has anyone mentioned the chipping of people yet? That is on the way also. Along with the elimination of all paper currency and the complete transfer to digital currency.

And the benefits? Well for one thing, you won't have to file your taxes any more, that is for sure. As the government will have a moment by moment spreadsheet of your life at their finger tips and they will be able to summon up your entire life with a few mouse clicks or screen taps. So anytime they need a few extra billion? They will just reach into the data base and take it.

Doesn't that make everyone feel better?


Texan in Wisconsin said...

A Gerber multi-tool, a beer, and a flashlight will fix this puppy right up.

There are already black boxes in many vehicles. Easy to disable.

I don't even use the grocery store cards.

Locutisprime said...

The same could be said for catalytic converters once upon a time. And I know of a few people that ended up spending hundreds of dollars putting them back on their cars.