Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Now I'm in no way a tin foil hat wearing kind of girl. There are a few times though that I read an article such as this and wonder. Are they really doing this to catch terrorists? I know that there are terrorists in the world and I know that some in fact do not like us. But I'm also not exactly trusting of our government. They've been known to lie a time or two. So when I read that they are compiling a HUGE database of face shapes, iris recognition and what have you, it freaks me out a little. I feel like a national database like this is a step in the direction of a country that I do not wish to live in. I do not want to be a part of a country where the government monitors every move 24/7. I just don't think that's what this country was founded on.
It reminds me of a book that my dad's friend wrote "Mark of the Beast". He's always said that our country is going to come down to national "ID" cards and monitoring. I can't help but to think of the Visa check card commercials where "Life Takes Visa". They show it being so much easier to use your check card instead of cash or an actual check. First of all, BS. It's not that quick. You have to tell it debt or credit. Then you have to put in your pin, then decide if you want cash back, accept the amount and then you are done. With cash, you hand it to them and you are done. I've often wondered if that was due to the fact that credit/debt card purchases can be tracked. Now I know it sounds like I have a tin foil hat on, but I promise, I don't.
I wonder sometimes if we will even realize when all of our freedoms are taken from us. Right now it seems like we just sit back and take it. We just keep saying "oh it's not that bad, it's for the good of the country". And I know that there are some of you out there that think if you aren't doing anything bad you have nothing to worry about. But that's just not true. I worry about losing my freedom. Isn't that enough?
Here's the article I'm talking about. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/21/AR2007122102544.html?sub=AR


Leigh said...

I read about this too Nikki and I agree....it is pretty damn scary!