When I first was introduced to digital contact tracing my first reacting was what the hell is that and then after learning more about it and to be honest I still am learning it’s another way of government keeping track of you and me in this case using the excuse of coronavirus for everyone to spy on each other and ultimately will wind up in the governments hands with the same old guise of course for our better good and naturally I will say bullcrap! Today it might be the virus but tomorrow it might be what are our habits with our guns such as where do we store them. This is another one of those never allow a crises go to waste and with today’s technology we can all be traced right from our cell phones which most of us know already.
The following was posted by Theo Wilson, published by Jurist: “With the economic consequences of forcing many Americans to spend more than a month in isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 becoming clearer, leaders across the country are under pressure to lift lockdowns and reopen businesses. Digital contact tracing (DCT), a process by which the smartphones of sickened individuals can automatically notify others who have been in close proximity to the owner, is one strategy officials are considering to transition American society to a new normal.”
“Yes. The Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution vests powers not explicitly granted to the federal government in the states. This includes so-called police powers, or the ability of states to enact strict laws to protect the health and wellbeing of its citizens. While the Supreme Court has been reluctant to define or limit these powers, it has explicitly affirmed states’ ability to enact quarantine and “health laws of every description” necessary to protect public health. Thus, states are well within their right to institute mandatory lockdowns, and the Supreme Court has issued sufficient guidance suggesting a mandatory DCT program would also be permissible.”
“Even if a federally mandated DCT program could clear through Congress, however, it would establish a dangerous precedent and send American democracy down a slippery slope. Assuming a compulsory DCT program would sunset after the crisis subsides, President Trump and his successors could point to the coronavirus era as precedent for reviving these privacy-infringing applications, which becomes especially problematic for crises of lesser severity. Moreover, as Alan Rozenshtein recently pointed out on Lawfare, a compulsory DCT program takes a giant step towards enabling the government to restrict the people’s freedom of movement. With a compulsory DCT program in place, one can more easily imagine a scenario in which the government fines individuals for coming into contact with too many people in a given day.”
Like I mentioned above this can be a very slippery slope for our freedoms and I bet the Supreme court is following this the same way we are because you know as well as I do that eventually there will be some case going to the court because after all they are human and follow the news the same as you and me.
This will make We The People even more suspicious of using ones cell phone as though we are not already. I find it very foolish to give any application authority to take over our cell phone for spying and knocking at your door for the powers to be to know whats going on in your own home. This is a very foolish move for people who will consent to this and it will only lead to our demise as a republic as though we dont have enough intrusions now to our Constitution, we sure as hell dont need another one!