From the Connecticut Campaign For Liberty (My blood pressure just went up)Submitted by Shootist on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 15:33
Do you want to be forced to put a tracking device on your car so the state can see where you are?
On March 14, the General Assembly Joint Transportation Committee voted unanimously to advance SB 288, an act requiring a study into the feasibility of placing Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking devices on your vehicle.
Vehicles outfitted with RFID tracking devices could potentially be monitored at all times. From the moment you leave your garage in the morning until you return, Big Brother can track your location.
Government officials say tracking your location is not the reason why they want to spend millions of dollars outfitting your car with its own customized RFID tracking device.
They say want to use the RFID tracking devices to fine those “dangerous” criminals who do not renew their registration, keep insurance up-to-date, or submit to an emissions inspection on time.
You see, the state will see a massive increase in fines it collects off of these “criminals”. Currently they collect an average of $594,000 every 3 years from these violations.
With the RFID tracking devices, it is projected that they will increase their loot to over $29 million per year.
If you agree that the loss of your right to privacy is a small price to pay for more money in government fines then you don’t have to do anything.
But if you are outraged that your legislators would even think of putting a tracking tag on your car, then you need to act now!
Contact your state Senator and Representative today and tell them to vote NO on SB 288. Tell them they should not be studying ways to violate your privacy and steal your wealth.
Click here to find your state legislators.
SB 288 is merely the first step down the road to a total surveillance state. Take action today to protect the fruits of your labor and your right to privacy.
Interim State Coordinator
Connecticut Campaign For Liberty
P.S. RFID tracking devices are an invasion of privacy and give government officials the ability to trace your every move. Contact your state legislators today and tell them to vote NO on SB 288.