Thursday, April 19, 2012

Freedom and Liberty - #3821 - SB 1813 - Mandatory 'Big Brother' Black Boxes In All New Cars from 2015 - Alex Jones

FROM DRUDGE REPORT: THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, THIS BILL HAS PASSED THE SENATE 74-22 AND IS EXPECTED TO PASS THE HOUSE. IN THE 5TH DISTRICT, PLEASE CALL ROBERT HURT'S OFFICE AND LET HIM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS PROVISION, 202-225-4711. *UPDATE: I have just spoken with a representative from Robert Hurt's Office, the House version of this Bill is HR 7, which at present does not contain this provision, there will be a conference committee that will reconcile both bills, so we need to continue to watch which provisions will be in the final bill before the House votes on this Bill. The House version is 884 pages, the Senate version is 1676 pages.
Provision is part of controversial MAP-21 bill expected to pass House. A bill already passed by the Senate and set to be rubber stamped by the House would make it mandatory for all new cars in the United States to be fitted with black box data recorders from 2015 onwards.
Section 31406 of Senate Bill 1813 (known as MAP-21), calls for “Mandatory Event Data Recorders” to be installed in all new automobiles and legislates for civil penalties to be imposed against individuals for failing to do so....... Although the text of legislation states that such data would remain the property of the owner of the vehicle, the government would have the power to access it in a number of circumstances, including by court order, if the owner consents to make it available, and pursuant to an investigation or inspection conducted by the Secretary of Transportation. Given the innumerable examples of both government and industry illegally using supposedly privacy-protected information to spy on individuals, this represents the slippery slope to total Big Brother surveillance of every American’s transport habits and location data.......Given the fact that the same bill also includes a controversial provision that would empower the IRS to revoke passports of citizens merely accused of owing over $50,000 in back taxes, stripping them of their mobility rights, could the mandatory black boxes or a similar technology be used for the same purpose?......The ultimate Big Brother scenario would be a system whereby every driver had to get de facto permission from the state to drive each time they get behind the wheel, once it had been determined from an iris scan that they were good citizens who have paid all their taxes and not misbehaved.  Read more.......

1 comment:

  1. "The greatest [calamity] which could befall [us would be] submission to a government of unlimited powers."
    Thomas Jefferson

    “Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    "There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
    James Madison

    "It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what is will be tomorrow."
    James Madison

    "Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."
    Patrick Henry

    “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.
    Daniel Webster

    “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”
    George Washington

    The problem is always the same. Inaction of the people is the government politicians best defense to get everything they want. Inaction keeps bad politicians in office. Inaction give mores power to the government. Inaction destroys people rights and limits their freedom. This Bill 1813 will most likely become law because most people just complain, very few people do anything to fix anything in this country. I have begun weekly faxing and writing and emailing my representatives in regards to my opposition to senate bill 1813 and the attached IRS amendment. I am doing everything I can think of to prevent Senate Bill 1813 and the attached amendment giving new power to the IRS to revoke and suspend passports from becoming law. Everyone needs to do something to make their country better, that means making sure their representatives are not destroying the country. Our forefathers would have died trying to keep America great. Nowadays Americans just sit back and watch the country deteriorate. They let politicians destroy their own country. Inaction is allowing our politicians to destroy our country. Complaining is good but please do something useful to prevent the senate bill 1813 and the amendment giving the IRS new powers to revoke passports from becoming law. This bill has already been approved in the senate, it is important that you contact your representative in the House. We do not want this bill or the attached amendment giving the IRS new powers to revoke and suspend passports to become law.