Wednesday, February 16, 2005

LIBERALS WANT BIG BROTHER IN YOUR CAR

I picked up the following quote from Hobbsonline and Right Wing News carried it as well, I found this very disturbing. Thanks to them for the story.

"Nanny State UpdateLiberal bureaucrats who have long pushed for regulations designed to get people to drive more fuel-efficient cars are now whining that the more people drive fuel-efficient cars, the less gasoline tax revenue the state will get for building roads. And their proposed solution is a very, very, very bad idea It's a plan to put a government-monitored GPS system in every car for the purpose of tracking how many miles you drive, and when, and where, and then taxing you by the mile. The plan is the brainchild of some Nanny-State bureaucrats in Oregon and California, where liberal regulators who have long pushed for people to drive more fuel-efficient cars are now whining that the more people drive fuel-efficient cars, the less gasoline tax revenue the state will get.There's a simpler way to raise money to build roads, a way that doesn't have overtones of Big Brother, doesn't allow government to build a database of your travel habits, and doesn't invade your privacy - but has been proven to be a successful financing mechanism for roads.Toll roads."

Aside from the fact I don't need anyone to know how much I travel, and where I go the very thought of them being able to do this is wrong. There would be no privacy what so ever. They would be able to tell if you are at Mervyn's or Pep Boy's at anytime. They would be able to quite possibly record your private conversations, telephone calls, even what radio station you like.
All for the so-called innocent idea of "being able to collect taxes for the road use". Uh where have heard such similar idea's from LIBERALS, I have long since learned from liberals that there is no such thing as an innocent idea. They had the audacity to criticize John Ashcroft over the Homeland security measure's proposals? That was child’s play compared to this.

You know what really sad about this is that most people in California and Oregon will just let it happen with out a fight. I personally will watch what happens here in Texas, and if any crack pots come up with this idea, I will join a grass roots campaign to see it defeated by a landslide.
Just like they tried several years ago to make it mandatory for Texans to only get their cars inspected at GOVERNMENT approved places. We roused up to that idea and shot it down like a dead duck it was. They may have implemented the so-called clean air standards; but they did not get to have the GESTAPO inspect the cars. By the way the so-called clean air standards have had ZILCH affect on pollution standards. Kind of like the rest of their crack pot ideas as well, which are ZILCH for common sense.