Sunday, March 14, 2010

Obama To Trample Civil Rights

As anyone can tell I'm no fan of the ACLU and I'm not even sure they will do anything since this abomination is coming from Obama. But can you imagine a law that will take anyone's DNA from just an arrest? I agree with the thought of getting the DNA from convicted felons but just an arrest? Just to give you an example, I was arrested once a long long time ago because the person who was driving and myself "matched the description" of two people who robbed a nearby house. How the police officer knew this at 11:00 pm in the pitch dark is unknown. After we spent about 15 minutes at the local police station the 2 real burglars were caught and walked right by us. One was a black man and the other hispanic. I'm white and so was the other person. They would have taken my DNA under Obama's new law.

Josh Gerstein over at Politico sent Threat Level his piece underscoring once again President Barack Obama is not the civil-liberties knight in shining armor many were expecting.

Gerstein posts a televised interview of Obama and John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted. The nation’s chief executive extols the virtues of mandatory DNA testing of Americans upon arrest, even absent charges or a conviction. Obama said, “It’s the right thing to do” to “tighten the grip around folks” who commit crime.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

One small problem with your little rant.... "Just days before Obama took office, the Bush administration implemented a 2006 law to take DNA from federal arrestees, including immigration detainees."

March 15, 2010 12:41 PM  
Blogger Capitalist Infidel said...

Considering I wasn't under a 2 year federal sting and I'm not an illegal immigrant my point still stands. I believe my "rant" shows that anyone at any time who gets arrested will have their DNA taken not the one one hundredth of one percent that would fall under your scenario.

March 15, 2010 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

What they are doing is equal to branding a herd of cattle. That way they can keep track of each and every one of us. How much longer before the mark on the forehead or the hand??? Things are really getting creepy!

March 16, 2010 5:42 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

What next? Civil rights were once respected in this country, not anymore. We may all be subjected to more than we ever imagined. Privacy is no longer part of the present, it is the past. Every time the president speaks to the nation, there are more rumbles about how to rob the rich and give to the poor. Interpreted in plain English "how to rob the working men and women and give to those who refuse to work."

March 18, 2010 3:54 PM  

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