Skip to comments.Immigrants should wear RFID tags
Posted on 06/02/2006 3:29:59 AM PDT by ovrtaxt
VeriChip reveals its colours
By Nick Farrell: Thursday 01 June 2006, 15:41 AFTER YEARS OF insisting that VeriChip RFID technology will not be used for Big Brother purposes, the company's chairman has proposed tagging immigrant and guest workers in the United States.
Scott Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip Corporation seems to have got carried away when being interviewed on "Fox & Friends" when responding to the Bush administration's call to know "who is in our country and why they are here".
He suggested that if foreigners were tagged using VeriChip RFID implants at the border, the technology could verify their identities in the workplace.
So far, VeriChip has found willing subjects among people who want their medical information implanted so a hospital can get all their details in cases of emergencies.
Great. Instead of punishing illegals and the crooks who hire them, let's HERD THE LEGAL ONES LIKE CATTLE.
VeriChip... in the game DeusEx there was a compagny of evil people used by even more evil people bent on world domination. It was called VeriLife. It also implanted chips, be it remote controlled termination chips.
Theres no need to get this rfid tagging started because it will be just be the same as this "Tamper Proof" ID card, you give it to one group and the courts will say all or none. This gov't will opt for all, make no mistake about that.
This whole situation really only requires the gov't do one thing. Just enforce the existing Damn Law!
There's another one called 'Digital Angel'.
To be fair, they claim that they don't pursue the human implant market.
I hear ya dude. It's just too easy for the power grabbers in DC to do that. There's nothing in it for them.
Sad that it's come to this.
VeriChips for both Illegals Aliens and Mutants!
tin foil hats for everyone else!
Actually, it's a good idea. An excellent way to tell when TEMPORARY visitors to the US overstay their visas. Have'em removed if and when the prospective immigrant reaches "permanent resident" status.
I wouldn't even do that to an illegal alien. I might consider it for the people who hire illegals and congressmen.
I have a better idea. When a temporary Visa comes up expired, issue a warrant.
I don't see the difficulty?
lol Implant tracking devices for all elected officials? Maybe we could put a Tazer device in there too, and give them shock therapy every time they voted for a spending bill.
Like having all law-abiding gun owners register their guns. Also you can kiss the tourist industry goodbye along with $200B spending and associated tax revenue.
I think you may have something with the congress critters. I know I'd feel a lot safer on the road and about corruption in Washington in general if my congress critter had a chip installed.
Sounds great at fisrt blush, but it wont happen that way.
It will go from "catch and Release" to Catch, Tag & Release", followed by a full color graph of the wandering migrant.
The only thing enforced in the end will be the tagging of every American to satisfy th aclu, the courts and the left in general.
This is a bad bad suggestion, the hope is we will all become used to ( conditioned ) to using this technology, much like some gleefully accept drug dog sweeps and seatbelt / dui roadblocks.
Don't give up your rights for a sliver of implied security.
Would you consider it for your car?
What else do you think EZ Pass is??
Personally I suspect that the people who would love this the most are the open border crowd. They would use it as a weapon.
What's my car have to do with anything?
Nope---not the same. We're talking people who are NOT CITIZENS. I don't care particularly if the Feds pass restrictions on the abilities of non-citizens to own guns.
"Also you can kiss the tourist industry goodbye along with $200B spending and associated tax revenue."
Nah--they'll come here anyway.
I'm not planning on giving up any rights. Remember, we're talking a bunch of people who are NOT citizens. When they talk about doing this for citizens, THEN I'll protest as strongly as anyone.
And how do you plan to find them to enforce that warrant???
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