If you’re ever trying to remember what time you drove to the grocery store last week, just call your local police department. They should know.
As the Big Brother infrastructure continues to grow in a country that prides itself on freedom, Americans are increasingly losing their privacy. Among those people are the millions of drivers whose every movement is being recorded and saved in case it’s needed. In other words, your tax dollars are going toward the invasion of your privacy.
It started off with red-light cameras and speed cameras, but it’s evolving into automated sensors affixed to police cars, bridges and buildings. These cameras are running 24/7, recording the movements of every vehicle by its license plates.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never committed a crime in your entire life. Your movements are still being tracked. There are now millions of digital records on the location and movement of every U.S. vehicle with a license plate.
The government tells us that these types of cameras are needed to stop crime and terrorism, and to catch those who engage in those activities. They’ll say that without cameras, the Boston Marathon bombers would probably not have been caught and would have been free to attack elsewhere.
But how do we know that all the information the government is compiling on us won’t be used to harass us? Look what has happened just recently with the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency. These organizations are supposed to be non-partisan, but they’re persecuting the people whose views differ from that of the current Administration. What’s to stop law enforcement officials from doing the exact same thing?
So, how can we trust the government to do the right thing? Do you trust them, or do you have a problem with law enforcement agencies watching your vehicle’s every movement? What, if anything, do you think we can do about this? Please chime in with your thoughts.