Andrea Hernandez won’t have to leave her high school for refusing to wear a badge designed to track her every move there – yet – her attorneys announced today.
There you have it. RFID tags for human beings. In this case, students in a Texas high school.
A district court judge for Bexar County, Texas, has granted a temporary restraining order to prevent Northside Independent School District from removing a Hernandez from John Jay High School’s Science and Engineering Academy because she refused to wear a name badge designed to use a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip to track students’ precise location on school property, the Hernandez’s attorneys announced today.
Frankly, to refuse to wear an RFID tag is nothing more than the exercise of one’s freedom from governmental and authoritative agencies. Schools are that very same thing; they are not private. They are publicly funded.
“The court’s willingness to grant a temporary restraining order is a good first step, but there is still a long way to go—not just in this case, but dealing with the mindset, in general, that everyone needs to be monitored and controlled,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute.
For what ultimate purpose is this RFID chipping of AMERICAN high school students?
“Regimes in the past have always started with the schools, where they develop a compliant citizenry. These ‘Student Locator’ programs are ultimately aimed at getting students used to living in a total surveillance state where there will be no privacy, and wherever you go and whatever you text or email will be watched by the government,” Whitehead warned.
RFID chips originated for the tagging of railroad cars and locomotives, in order to keep track of power and individual cars throughout a given railroad system. Pets and livestock are tracked with RFID chips.
Treated like cattle and railroad cars.
In this case, Alex Jones is entirely correct.
Considering my prior post and all other instances involving removal of the privacy and liberties of Americans, I ask: where is the outrage? Where is the hue and cry over rights diminished?
I predominantly don’t hear them — those warning cries. Do you?
Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to re-read George Orwell’s 1984. My copy arrived just this week. And I’m starting it tonight, along with my reading of Jon Meacham’s new biography: Thomas Jefferson, the Art of Power.