Thursday, May 27th, 2010 | Author:

from Wired:

Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) joined forces and announced a new bill that would require an ID at the point of sale. Phone companies would need to keep this information on file in order to help police thwart “terrorists, drug lords and gang members,” along with the occasional hedge fund manager.

It’s no surprise, of course, that Chuck Schumer would propose another restriction on our freedom, but nonetheless, it ticks me off.  When my hubby and I have “what if” conversations around here, prepaid’s are definitely part of the plan.

What if …

  • being critical of the government becomes illegal?
  • being Christian becomes illegal?
  • being alive becomes illegal?

Well, you get the idea.  A good laptop with wifi and a prepaid cell were part of our escape package.  Now we’ll probably have to dig a bunker, instead.

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4 Responses
  1. You mean that being Christian or Critical Of The Government isn’t illegal? Perhaps you should read this article….

    Wake up, and smell the coffee, already.

  2. akagaga says:

    Ah, Real American, they aren’t yet locking up Christians for being Christians. And as a Christian, I do get annoyed, but I’m not really worried about it.

    “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
    (Matthew 10:28)

  3. Andrew Knowlton says:

    It shouldn’t be a problem to get around this. Announce a time/place in various cities and everyone bring their prepaid phone that they had to show an ID for. No questions asked. Put all phones in a large box and bounce gently. Give everyone a phone which isn’t the one they bought. Wouldn’t that piss off the government? Would they make it illegal for people to gather if carrying a cell phone?

  4. akagaga says:

    I like the way you think, Andrew!