Your cash is no good — on the roads, that is.
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According to Valenti, more than 250,000 people have been detained by FDOT and its corporate henchmen at Faneiul, Inc., merely for trying to use American currency to pay a toll. Or rather, for declining to carry the “easy pass” electronic transponder.
In this upended version of America, people just trying to go about their business — whether by plane or car — are to be forced to submit to an ever-increasing array of humiliations and perpetual monitoring.
It’s not just that the government wants to “reduce operating costs,” as claimed by FDOT and Faneuil, Inc. It’s that they want to have the ability to identify and track every car on the road, for purposes that will become apparent as time goes by. The insurance cartels have been drooling like Pavlov’s dogs for years at the prospect of being able to know, in real time, just exactly how fast you’re driving — and (super chubby here) debit you every single time you “speed” or otherwise give them an excuse to jack up your rates. Meanwhile, the state will take its cut — withdrawing the funds from your account automatically. Due process, schmoshes. If we want your money, we’ll take your money.
Can’t you hear it? Speeding is illegal — and unsafe. We want to make our roads safer. This technology will save lives.
It’s been done with red light cameras — already a billion-dollar industry. Bet your bippie it will be done here too.
Meanwhile, what about this “legal tender” business? Is money no longer money? Perhaps Valenti will see an opportunity to press the question. We already know our Fed Funny Money is just that — scraps of increasingly worthless paper.
Maybe it’s time to make it official.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?