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    Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizens?

    I think this is pretty much a straight yes or no poll topic.


    Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizens?

    I say no,I could care less what excuse or reason they use, no government has no business doing this. And in America the government's role is supposed to be that of the people's servant.
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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    Absolutely not.
    My personal details, is just that. Personal.
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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    I'd say no with one exception: If the government was going to take our DNA and mix it with, say, Tyrannosaurus Rex DNA to breed a bunch of super soldiers, then count me in. Plus with all that Tyrannosaurus/human DNA floating around, future Americans would be thought of as a warlike, vicious people, and I bet a lot of high schools would pick 'Americans' as their mascot.

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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    There is no constitutional authority for the Federal government to store such information.

    There is no constitutional authority for the State of Texas to store such information.

    Government has zero authority to store such information.

    In other words, not only no but HELL NO!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    No, can't see that as necessary.

    A thumbprint and photo on a driver's license is enough.

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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    This would not interfere with civil liberties in any fashion, nor would it be any violation of privacy in citizens' personal affairs. The potential benefits to healthcare and law enforcement would be considerable.

    I'd support this.

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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    This would not interfere with civil liberties in any fashion, nor would it be any violation of privacy in citizens' personal affairs. The potential benefits to healthcare and law enforcement would be considerable.

    I'd support this.


    It's not enough to SAY it, you need to prove it is beneficial, to PROVE it won't interfere with civil rights. There has been a lot of talk, and surprisingly lacking show in recent years, and when our civil rights ARE involved, the burden of proof, IMO, is that much greater.
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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    This would not interfere with civil liberties in any fashion, nor would it be any violation of privacy in citizens' personal affairs. The potential benefits to healthcare and law enforcement would be considerable.

    I'd support this.
    It surely depends on your trust of the Govt. Do you believe they would not mis use such information?

    I wouldn't trust my PM or Govt. as far as i can throw them nor my police. It's painful enough they have my NIN
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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    Do I want the government to have power over decision-making regarding that of my DNA? Uh. No thanks.
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    Re: Should the government take and store DNA and blood samples of law abiding citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    It's not enough to SAY it, you need to prove it is beneficial, to PROVE it won't interfere with civil rights.
    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    It surely depends on your trust of the Govt. Do you believe they would not mis use such information?
    Explain to me how it could violate your civil rights. The only thing government can do with this is determine your compatibility for organ transplants and match your DNA with DNA left on crime scenes. There's simply nothing the government could do with a DNA sample that would violate your civil rights, or harm you in any fashion unless you were in the habit of leaving your DNA at crime scenes.

    The government can't even use a DNA sample to track your movements or record your conversations-- at worst, they might be able to determine your susceptibility to certain heritable diseases.

    Which would be a good thing, if it were combined with a proper healthcare system.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRed View Post
    Do I want the government to have power over decision-making regarding that of my DNA? Uh. No thanks.
    What decisions? Not like they can change your DNA. And not like they have any intention of cloning you.

    What are they going to do, hit you up for child support payments?
    Last edited by Korimyr the Rat; 04-25-09 at 02:27 PM.

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