Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean Obama isn’t reducing my country to a totalitarian dictatorship:
Bypassing Congress, the Obama administration has issued a proposed administrative rule, which if adopted, would mandate the installation of “black boxes” in all automobiles and light trucks beginning in 2014.
As is so often the case when it comes to authoritarian overreach by our liberal rulers, this violation of our privacy is characterized as a safety measure, because the black boxes can tell the authorities what happened during car accidents. But as Horace Cooper of the National Center for Public Policy Analysis observes,
“Not only will this new requirement give new resources and data to the DOT to support more economically-damaging regulations in the future, this mandate itself represents an unprecedented breach of privacy for Americans.”
Despite government claims to the contrary, the devices
“can and will track the comings and goings of car owners and even their passengers.”
A measure that would allow car owners to disconnect or disable black boxes failed in the House. What would be the use of putting a telescreen in every apartment if potential enemies of the people were allowed to cover them up?
On a tip from Wiggins.