This is one of those times when you wonder if the mainstream media is worth even a lick. I learned on WND yesterday that for the 2010 census they’ll be getting the GPS coordinates for every residence in America. This process has apparently begun. It is difficult to conceive of legitimate uses for such a database and very easy to conceive of abusive ones.
Since I hadn’t heard anything about it from my local media or even on national stations, I did a quick google. Almost nothing. The only thing was something out of NPR which says that tracking your house with GPS was being planned already a few years back. That’s it. It amazes me that this sort of Big Brother move arouses no interest in the mainstream press.
I think the GPS tracking is an extremely bad idea from a liberty point of view. If we take the Census assurances that the information is completely confidential there are still several worrisome angles to this. (And who believes it will be confidential?)
Worrisome point one: The Obama Administration has moved to take direct oversight in the census this time around.
Worrisome point two: The census will make no distinction between legal and illegal immigrants. Funding and districting could be skewed.
Worrisome point three: Acorn has been contracted out to help with the 2010 census.
Good grief. One doesn’t have to guess as to what political party these moves will benefit. I said before that funding and districting could be skewed if no distinction is made between legal and illegal immigrants. With Rahm Emmanuel in charge I think it is safe to say it will be skewed and with Acorn doing the counting, no illegal immigrant will go uncounted.
This still leaves us wondering what on earth the Census Bureau needs with the GPS coordinates of every residence in the country. But don’t worry, folks. I’m sure Obama and Rahm will be able to come up with something- and never fear- it will be strictly nonpartisan!