Friday, December 19, 2008 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
Last April, President Bush signed a law which actually allows the federal government to screen the DNA of all babies born in the United States.
So now the federal government has the right to take the DNA of your baby and you cannot say anything about it.
The bill was falsely called "The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007" and it legalizes a practice that the federal government has been carrying on for years now.
Have you ever been there when a baby is being born?
If so, have you ever asked why a nurse grabs the newborn and takes blood from him or her?
First of all, in what bizarre universe is it healthy for a newborn child to have blood drained from it?
Secondly, how can the federal government possibly justify the forced taking of our DNA under the United States constitution?
The new bill contains language allowing the federal government to "maintain a central clearinghouse of current information on newborn screening".
So all the DNA is going to be stored in a DNA database somewhere.
Isn't that just great?
Ron Paul had the following to say about this bill on the floor of the House of Representatives: "Madame Speaker, the federal government lacks both the constitutional authority and the competence to develop a newborn screening program....."
So how will this central DNA database be used?
Will it be used to track and trace everything that we do?
Could we be cloned without our consent as the government is now allowed to do in the U.K.?
Could such a database be used to screen out "undesirables" or for other "eugenics" programs?
This is not right.
This is not American.
How far will this invasion of our privacy go before the American people get tired of it?