National ID: The Time to Resist is Now
April 24, 2010 at 10:20 pm JC
April 24, 2010 ·
Submitted by DancingCzars
by John Whitehead
I‘m in no way an advocate of the Government having the ability to monitor U.S. citizens with the card in question. As the article clearly states below, we are already being monitored and tracked: through our Social Security numbers, bank accounts, purchases and electronic transactions; by way of our correspondence and communications devices – email, phone calls and mobile phones; through chips implanted in our vehicles, identification documents, even our clothing.
To think we are not monitored in any way should the government choose to do so is absolute folly. Efforts to work with the proposed legislation should center on guarantees that personal information such as tax, banking and medical dats will not be included in the chip. For non citizens, those on student visas, here legally or otherwise, financial information would be available. Of course the entire idea is a slippery slope, we cherish out individual freedoms and anonymity but in doing so we are laboring under a delusion. The real advantage of this technology is that it might help in the war against Islamic Jihad. When we avoid another 9-11 as the result of this technology or even a more catastrophic event would it be worth it?
As technology grows more sophisticated and the government and its corporate allies further refine their methods of keeping tabs on the American people, those of us who treasure privacy increasingly find ourselves engaged in a struggle to maintain our freedoms in the midst of the modern surveillance state.
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