Friday, December 26, 2008


Well boys and girls, if we need any further proof that is completely insane and utterly out of control, here it is. The Feds want your baby's DNA. This is one of those bills they slipped in under the radar when our "watchdog press", once again, was sleeping under the porch and licking itself. Many of the usual suspects sponsored this BS; Christopher Dodd, Daniel Inouye, Edward Kennedy, Tom Harkin, Hillary Clinton. In addition to fifteen Democrats co-sponsoring were five "conservative" Republicrats and an Independent.

From the article at Natural News:
S.1858, known as The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007, is justified as a “national contingency plan” in that it represents preparation for any sort of public health emergency. The bill states that the federal government should “continue to carry out, coordinate, and expand research in newborn screening” and “maintain a central clearinghouse of current information on newborn screening… ensuring that the clearinghouse is available on the Internet and is updated at least quarterly”. Sections of the bill also make it clear that DNA may be used in genetic experiments and tests.

Our pal, Ron Paul, was of course against this travesty. You remember, that guy who was an alarmist and a kook to be shunned when he warned us about the perlious state of this country's finances. From Ron on the House floor:

“I cannot support legislation…that exceeds the Constitutional limitations on federal power or in any way threatens the liberty of the American people. I must oppose it.”
“S. 1858 gives the federal bureaucracy the authority to develop a model newborn screening program. Madame Speaker, the federal government lacks both the constitutional authority and the competence to develop a newborn screening program adequate for a nation as large and diverse as the United States. …”
“Those of us in the medical profession should be particularly concerned about policies allowing government officials and state-favored interests to access our medical records without our consent … My review of S. 1858 indicates the drafters of the legislation made no effort to ensure these newborn screening programs do not violate the privacy rights of parents and children, in fact, by directing federal bureaucrats to create a contingency plan for newborn screening in the event of a ‘public health’ disaster, this bill may lead to further erosions of medical privacy. As recent history so eloquently illustrates, politicians are more than willing to take, and people are more than willing to cede, liberty during times of ‘emergency.”

Here's the full text of the odious bill for those with strong stomachs. Never mind...linkee now downee, go figure. Natural News has more information and what little "we the peons" can do to about Big Brother's DNA snatch.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

How long before they require our DNA, or have a requirement for us getting chipped? This may be as simple as compulsory servitude in some government service (military or whatever), and that servitude requires you to give up your DNA and get chipped? I believe that this will come about in the time my children are alive. if not while I am still kicking.