For Your Consideration: “Yes, They are Serious” The Georgia Version

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I thought that the South Carolina State Legislature was a little weird when they passes a Subversive Registration Act.

Now the Georgia State legislature is considering a bill to prohibit the involuntary implantation of microchips in human beings.

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding torts, so as to prohibit requiring a person to be implanted with a microchip; to provide for a short title; to provide for definitions; to provide for penalties; to provide for regulation by the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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At the House hearing, state Rep. Ed Setzler (R-Kennesaw), who is shouldering the legislation in the House, spoke earnestly for better than a half hour on microchips as a literal invasion of privacy.

He was followed by a hefty woman who described herself as a resident of DeKalb County. “I’m also one of the people in Georgia who has a microchip,” the woman said. Slowly, she began to lead the assembled lawmakers down a path they didn’t want to take.

Microchips, the woman began, “infringe on issues that are fundamental to our very existence. Our rights to privacy, our rights to bodily integrity, the right to say no to foreign objects being put in our body.”

She spoke of the “right to work without being tortured by co-workers who are activating these microchips by using their cell phones and other electronic devices.”

She continued. “Microchips are like little beepers. Just imagine, if you will, having a beeper in your rectum or genital area, the most sensitive area of your body. And your beeper numbers displayed on billboards throughout the city. All done without your permission,” she said.

It was not funny, and no one laughed.

“Ma’am, did you say you have a microchip?” asked state Rep. Tom Weldon (R-Ringgold).

“Yes, I do. This microchip was put in my vaginal-rectum area,” she replied. Setzler, the sponsoring lawmaker, sat next to the witness – his head bowed.

“You’re saying this was involuntary?” Weldon continued.

The woman said she had been pushing a court case through the system for the last eight years to have the device removed.

Wendell Willard (R-Atlanta), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, picked up the questioning.

“Who implanted this in you?” he asked.

“Researchers with the federal government,” she said.

“And who in the federal government implanted it?” Willard asked.

“The Department of Defense.”



“Thank you, ma’am.”

The woman was allowed to go about her business, and the House Judiciary Committee approved passage of SB 235.

(emphasis mine)

Three other states have laws prohibiting the implantation of microwave chips in humans.  

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    • TMC on April 21, 2010 at 8:28 pm
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  1. Rang a bell… Robin Williams, 2004 movie The Final Cut.

    Omar Naim’s The Final Cut is startlingly different than a conventional science fiction film. It’s a compelling fable that offers a vision of a world where memory implant chips record all moments of a person’s life. Post mortem, these memories are removed and edited by a “Cutter” into a reel depicting the life of the departed for a commemorative ceremony, called a Rememory. Robin Williams’ powerful portrayal of Alan Hakman, a troubled “cutter,” propels this character driven story that forces us to question the power of our memories and the sanctity of our privacy.  

  2. Never too early to start planning for that SuperBowl party.

    Microchips

  3. And I’m not one of the resident conspiracy theorists.

    I do not believe the federal government is implanting chips surreptitiously into human beings .. but were it ever done, it wouldn’t be done in secret.  It would be quite open.

    And it probably wouldn’t be done by the federal government AT ALL.

    You see, chip implantation and human machine interfaces are very real and can be used for much happier and individually useful purposes than just “keeping track of you”.  Implanted chips and transmitters, wired to the human nervous system, can be used to give human beings what would be regarded as superhuman powers in earlier times, including the ability to command and manipulate devices by thought alone.

    It should be illegal to use an artificial device of any kind implanted in a human being in order to track their whereabouts without their permission, whether and whatever it is, and whether it’s the federal government or anyone else.

    • Heather on April 22, 2010 at 2:22 am

    made copies and handed them out to everyone at work.

    Our Georgia reps at work.

    These people are freaking crazy and no longer care who knows it.

  4. And here I thought I was the only one the DoD did that too!

    Well, that does it, movin to Georgia for the sake of my beeping taint…

    • rossl on April 22, 2010 at 3:53 am

    against the bill!  Who wants to be involuntarily implanted with a microchip!?

  5. I thought that microchip woman was crazy and that she obviously hadn’t been offered the correct anti-psychotic drugs.  I thought about that for a while, that she was being exploited by the legislators for reasons they might best know.  That they were making fun of her.  That didn’t make sense to me.  It was possible.  But it wasn’t compelling.

    Then I realized that I had it wrong.  The legislature is crazy and that they obviously haven’t been offered the correct anti-psychotic drugs.  That makes much more sense to me.

  6. indistinguishable elected types)who get their daily doses of reality from the likes of Beck, Limbaugh, Savage, Hannity and O’Reilly; a nightmare coctail enough to make

    cottage cheese out of any human brain (and addiction is deadly). Throw in the sexcapades of a few southern governors like Edwards, Sanford and Clinton (also parading as a president) and things start making sense-less-ness. I think if anybody had a microchip on the fritz is was Bush. There definitelely was a time delay between the subject and predicate. And Reagan, it made his head bobble.

    And I will intentionally not reread this comment before I post it.

    • David R on April 22, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Seriously, read your Revelations.  As a God-fearing state in the middle of the Bible Belt, Georgia is just doing its part to protect us from one of the signs of the Apocalypse.

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