The Government’s New Love for a Kill Switch

Chris

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Staff member
The Government’s New Love for a Kill Switch
By Todd Strandberg

When Congress passed the Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, few people knew that the government insisted on a new requirement for automakers. Tucked into the whopping $1 trillion bipartisan spending bill is a provision requiring car companies to prescribe a “federal motor vehicle safety standard for advanced drunk and impaired driving prevention technology, and for other purposes.”

What the government is asking for is a kill switch that can be applied to all cars. We already have the ignition interlock device (IID), a breathalyzer that is installed in vehicles to prevent drinking and driving. It is made up of a mouthpiece, a handheld unit that attaches to your vehicle’s ignition system. This new system would be more proactive and could monitor all drivers.

Bob Barr represented Georgia’s Seventh District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003. Barr wrote an article that warned this system is a very dangerous threat to our liberties. He explains:

Everything about this mandatory measure should set off red flares. First, use of the word “passively” suggests the system will always be on and constantly monitoring the vehicle. Secondly, the system must connect to the vehicle’s operational controls so as to disable the vehicle either before driving or during, when impairment is detected. Thirdly, it will be an “open” system, or at least one with a backdoor, meaning authorized (or unauthorized) third parties can remotely access the system’s data at any time.

This is a privacy disaster in the making, and the fact that the provision made it through Congress reveals — yet again — how little its members care about the privacy of their constituents…. The lack of ultimate control over one’s vehicle presents numerous and extremely serious safety issues…. If that is not reason enough for concern, there are serious legal issues with this mandate. Other vehicle-related enforcement methods used by the Nanny State, such as traffic cameras and license plate readers, have long presented constitutional problems, notably with the 5th Amendment’s right to not self-incriminate and the 6th Amendment’s right to face one’s accuser.


…These “vehicle kill switches” may be sold to the public as a safety measure aimed at keeping drunk drivers off the roads, but they will quickly become a convenient tool in the hands of government agents to put the government in the driver’s seat while rendering null and void the Constitution’s requirements of privacy and its prohibitions against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Many people could get killed by a system that suddenly decided they were drunk and disabled their car. Drivers on a busy freeway could get rear-ended. Someone in a very hot or very cold environment could succumb to the elements. It will probably be 50 years before we have software that can safely drive a car. It would be a far greater task to have a computer judge someone’s level of impairment.

A growing number of people would love to turn America into a Nanny state. The former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, wanted to control the size of soft drinkers for health reasons. The average home in Bloomberg’s world would have an Alexa-type system managing people’s lives. Someone going to the kitchen for a Pepsi would be asked to step on a scale before the system would unlock the refrigerator. If you were overweight, Alexa would advise you to have a glass of water. If you used more than your 15 gallons of water to show, the water would cut off. If a student had a big test the next day, there would be no TV or video game access.

It is now possible to have such a system in every household. One of my neighbors has Alexa in their house. The system turns on lights, plays music, and answers basic questions. I would never have Alexa in my house because you could never know if you were being monitored by Big Brother.

The fallen nature of mankind is the key reason why we should reject the concept of a kill switch. If we provide the government with the ability to control our lives, at some point it will choose that option.

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).

– Todd

https://www.raptureforums.com/end-times/the-governments-new-love-for-a-kill-switch/
 

Bethlehem57

Well-Known Member
The Government’s New Love for a Kill Switch
By Todd Strandberg

When Congress passed the Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, few people knew that the government insisted on a new requirement for automakers. Tucked into the whopping $1 trillion bipartisan spending bill is a provision requiring car companies to prescribe a “federal motor vehicle safety standard for advanced drunk and impaired driving prevention technology, and for other purposes.”

What the government is asking for is a kill switch that can be applied to all cars. We already have the ignition interlock device (IID), a breathalyzer that is installed in vehicles to prevent drinking and driving. It is made up of a mouthpiece, a handheld unit that attaches to your vehicle’s ignition system. This new system would be more proactive and could monitor all drivers.

Bob Barr represented Georgia’s Seventh District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003. Barr wrote an article that warned this system is a very dangerous threat to our liberties. He explains:

Everything about this mandatory measure should set off red flares. First, use of the word “passively” suggests the system will always be on and constantly monitoring the vehicle. Secondly, the system must connect to the vehicle’s operational controls so as to disable the vehicle either before driving or during, when impairment is detected. Thirdly, it will be an “open” system, or at least one with a backdoor, meaning authorized (or unauthorized) third parties can remotely access the system’s data at any time.

This is a privacy disaster in the making, and the fact that the provision made it through Congress reveals — yet again — how little its members care about the privacy of their constituents…. The lack of ultimate control over one’s vehicle presents numerous and extremely serious safety issues…. If that is not reason enough for concern, there are serious legal issues with this mandate. Other vehicle-related enforcement methods used by the Nanny State, such as traffic cameras and license plate readers, have long presented constitutional problems, notably with the 5th Amendment’s right to not self-incriminate and the 6th Amendment’s right to face one’s accuser.


…These “vehicle kill switches” may be sold to the public as a safety measure aimed at keeping drunk drivers off the roads, but they will quickly become a convenient tool in the hands of government agents to put the government in the driver’s seat while rendering null and void the Constitution’s requirements of privacy and its prohibitions against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Many people could get killed by a system that suddenly decided they were drunk and disabled their car. Drivers on a busy freeway could get rear-ended. Someone in a very hot or very cold environment could succumb to the elements. It will probably be 50 years before we have software that can safely drive a car. It would be a far greater task to have a computer judge someone’s level of impairment.

A growing number of people would love to turn America into a Nanny state. The former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, wanted to control the size of soft drinkers for health reasons. The average home in Bloomberg’s world would have an Alexa-type system managing people’s lives. Someone going to the kitchen for a Pepsi would be asked to step on a scale before the system would unlock the refrigerator. If you were overweight, Alexa would advise you to have a glass of water. If you used more than your 15 gallons of water to show, the water would cut off. If a student had a big test the next day, there would be no TV or video game access.

It is now possible to have such a system in every household. One of my neighbors has Alexa in their house. The system turns on lights, plays music, and answers basic questions. I would never have Alexa in my house because you could never know if you were being monitored by Big Brother.

The fallen nature of mankind is the key reason why we should reject the concept of a kill switch. If we provide the government with the ability to control our lives, at some point it will choose that option.

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).

– Todd

https://www.raptureforums.com/end-times/the-governments-new-love-for-a-kill-switch/
Likely, this is not meant to stop drunk drivers or anything else that would benefit people. It’s more about control. Think about how they want to control, especially those who are Christian and conservative . It just adds more capability for them to control who goes where and when.

If they approve of killing babies, of jabbing us with untested poison, etc., do not think for a second that they have our best interests at heart!
 

Chris

Administrator
Staff member
Would the "kill switch" be used to stop drunk drivers? or citizens rebelling against the 'rules' of the gov't?
Probably to stop drunk drivers at first. Then it will likely become both. :sad

Every time man makes progress using technology it is usually intended for the good. But due to our fallen state and corruption, it doesn't take long before that technological progress will inevitably be used against us. It happens without fail. :sad

For example, one of the initial reasons I had heard about RFID and GPS was that if Alzheimer's patients walked out of the facility they were in it would be real easy to go to the nurse's desk and pull up a screen that showed where the patient was outside the facility so that they could be easily retrieved and returned to safety. It wasn't long before evil leaders and governments started chipping political prisoners, etc. etc.

The GPS in your car was supposed to be to help in case you had an accident and couldn't call for help, the GPS would allow the car to do that for you so help could be sent to you wherever you were, etc. I think GM had a service called "OnStar" or whatever it was. And now, I'm pretty sure that every law enforcement agency, shady politicians, and tyrannical governments are tracking their political opponents and other "undesirables" in real time every day. Same thing with the cell phone, etc.

The Israeli police are in hot water right now for using the Pegasus anti-terrorism software that was meant to hack the phones of terrorists on political leaders, politicians, etc. etc. etc. at this very moment. All of that is documented in the Israel forums.

I think eventually they will have it where people who left after the rapture are all caught and can't make a move like a fly in a spider's web without "Big Brother" knowing it. Just how difficult China is making it for their people. We can easily see how these things could be implented or designed to happen even today with the technological advances. The Bible warns that in the Tribulation that people will not be able to buy or sell with out the AC's mark. The day that God has warned and foretold about is getting ever close with each passing day. :sad
 

JoyJoyJoy

I Shall Not Be Moved
I don't like the onstar tracking it really smacks of big brother, it also includes an open microphone which doesn't come with an off switch. Nosey computer listening in on every conversation.
The age of computers brought the end of privacy. I am sure that even my phone spies on me. If I talk about a product, it won't be long before an ad pops up for that very product. Eerie. And yet I continue to have a phone, lap top, kindle and TV.
 

Trawdaddy

Well-Known Member
Christians are commanded to pray for their leaders and for God to intervene in His timing to change any ungodly path that they are pursuing: “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:1–2).
 

Batman

Well-Known Member
NO, NO, NO. It always starts as a good thing but always morphs into something evil.
Spot on! The world taints and perverts all good ideas, tech and all advances sooner or later. The MK will be incredible and whether TV, radio, internet, phones or other tech is even present or not is of no consequence b/c whatever ways we get and give long distance communication will be within the limits and prohibitions of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.....or the iron rod will be wielded.
 
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