The Encroaching Police State: a photo from my local Post OfficeSubmitted by MG1234 on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:43
Today I entered my local Post Office to retrieve a gift from my mother.
I was asked to show ID, whereupon I passed along my Driver's License.
Then I was asked to sign my name digitally into an electronic scanning machine. Although a bit perturbed, I did so and expected to be done with business.
Then I was asked to write my address digitally into the same electronic machine. At this point I queried the clerk whether this system was new. She said, "Yes". I subsequently explained my reluctance to forward information into their system, in light of abuses with NSA surveillance etc.
As might be expected, I heard "I just work here."
I further disclaimed any personal vendetta, however I protested the climate of suspicion and invasive bureaucracy.
The woman empathized, although there was a coercive element of 'sign or you don't get your property'.
After I received my mail, she then notified me of a (new-to-me) sign on the window which said, 'Effective _date_, all credit card and debit card transactions require proper identification'
Believing that it's no corporation's or agency's business to know about my cross-related information, I could see how the state of fascist fusion is gradually increasing.
It's usually a tense moment when the public protests and this occasion was no exception, however I couldn't help but feel that others do agree with my point about this issue