An opt-out feature should be there. I would say by default it should be on, but opt-out.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
I'd prefer that the phone owner choose to opt in.
I work for a fairly large employer, and we've had a alert system for several years. The system makes me insane. There are multiple tests of the system, and we are required to respond to them. When there is a notification, it's sent to our computers, work phones, home phones (those with land lines, LOL), and cells. Sometimes 6-7 times.
The redundancy is ridiculous.
Think about the annoyance potential alone of this on the federal level.
I'd probably say it'd be best to allow them to be disabled, but I don't have an issue with them not being able to be. IF it's abused, then you deal with the abuse. But based on its purpose, and if it remains within that, I don't see it as any worse than an emergency notification going across the television stations.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.