History will repeat itself?
Does this mean you believe that our government will cause destruction of it's own people for political gain, like Nazi did when they set fire to their own state building, or like Nero set fire to half of Rome?
One question, and this an open question. Do you have any real evidence that ABS or Traction Control has saved lives or prevented accidents? See I do have evidence that both have caused or nearly caused accidents. I have yet to see anything that really says either of these have truely helpped. If you have some, post the URL or referance, I'll look it up.
Refering back to my prior point, the police had GM disable ABS on their police cruisers because it reduced control during high speed maneuvers. That to me says alot. Maybe they are all full of it, but it seems to me the police force wouldn't have a big enough cow about it to make GM disable it unless it was really not helpping. Am I wrong?
So how can this work much better? I guess I'm skeptical.
You saying the Nazi system is already in place, is exactly my problem. We need to vote in such a way as to dismantal that system. Not increase it.
Now you say I'm a bit paranoid. Without disagreeing, why do you say that? Do you believe the government is pristine and incapable of doing any real harm to it's own citizens? Or that just in this particular case, they wouldn't use automotive location and identifiers to track people?
Because if it's the first, then I'm paranoid and proud. I do not trust government. The founders of our country saw Federal government as evil, a nessary evil, but evil nonetheless. That's why government was supposed to be incredibly limited, not overbearing as it's become. In fact the income tax alone was specificaly prohibited by the constitution, now some citizens pay 50% or more of their income in tax. We have to reverse this, and sooner rather than later.
Now if it's the second. I believe it's possible government could use such technology, but mostly I'm just against things that have very little real chance of being effective, and more of a chance of causing a problem. I've seen the dozens of ABS lights on, I've seen the traction control screw up a cars brakes. You know the old cars that just had a plain and simple brake, almost never come in for a "my brakes start shuddering for no reason... it's really strange" type stuff. Only ABS and Traction Control does that. I've seen the guys ABS light come on, and have the estimate be over $3000 to fix it, and the cars worth only two. So, unless I see it really work and really prevent accidents in real life, I'll likely remain against it.
To me, from my point of view, knowing what I know about government, and knowing what I know about automotive technology: This system stands little chance of being effective, a large chance of causing problems, and has a minor, but real chance of being abused.
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