Trading Freedom for Security
The authorities of Wisconsin have joined the new world order by becoming the latest in a long line to initiate policies against freedom. On the surface, their new plan isn’t groundbreaking as far as a loss of freedoms go, but it’s without a doubt the milestone which will lead to greater intrusions.
As a new way of cracking down on crime, the Green Bay Police are asking that you be fingerprinted if you’re ticketed for any reason. It may be speeding, parking ticket, playing your music too loud, or any other crimes for which you might receive a citation. All ensnared by this effort will be required to present a drivers license and “asked” to be fingerprinted on the spot.
Police say it’s meant to protect you — in case the person they’re citing isn’t who they claim to be. They want to prevent the identity theft problem that Milwaukee has, where 13 percent of all violators give a false name. However, this explanation rings false when the fact comes to light that the Green Bay police only average about five cases of identity theft in a year.
Citizens do have the right to say no. “They could say no and not have to worry about getting arrested,” defense attorney Jackson Main said. “On the other hand, I’m like everybody else. When a police officer tells me to do something, I’m going to do it whether I have the right to say no or not.”
Police stress that the prints are just to make sure you are who you claim to be and do not go into any kind of database; they simply stay on the ticket for future reference if the identity is challenged.
We have all seen how intrusions such as this begin with great intentions, but soon are perverted into future government oppression.
The main question we might ask is, which government officials sanctioned this action to the police department and for what purpose? The police didn’t come up with this because it means more work for them, not to mention the verbal abuse and further alienation from the people they are sworn to protect. As usual, there is more going on here than meets the eye.
Perhaps the answer can be found here…