The most transparent administration in the history of the country is fighting for their right to track individual citizens using GPS technology without a warrant showing just cause.
The image (naturally, to the Left) shows a tracking device planted under a car, allegedly by the FBI, but discovered and discarded in a garage.
The use of GPS tracking devices is poised to become one of the most contentious privacy issues before the Supreme Court, if it agrees to hear an appeal filed by the Obama administration last month. The administration is seeking to overturn a ruling by a lower court that law enforcement officials must obtain a warrant before using a tracker.
Why they're pushing so hard on this (and wasting your tax dollars in the process) is a question worth asking.
Cell-phone companies already track you, and at the individual level - rather than something generic like a car. The administration can obtain those records with a judicial warrant, or by other means (such as an I.R.S. audit). So why is the Obama administration fixated upon securing its "right" to attach a device to your ride any time somebody in there damn well pleases?
Not that it matters - it's really pretty silly. Well, the waste of tax money isn't, but let's face it; they'll blow less on this than they do on a mile of light rail in Portland.
Really, here's the deal: let's say you at some point find one of those suckers hidden under your bumper or wherever. What're you gonna do? You know what you'll do: you hate your boss, so you'll just take it off of your ride and plant it on your boss's ride; just the way you found it, only a different vehicle.