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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Because the last time I checked, we don't and cannot have a private company which can take over these responsibilities because they would definitely abuse their powers. And I'd very much like having DNA storage of people for treating illness, and I'd really prefer the government having this over a private corporation.

    You're kidding.

    Why not send your complete medical history to the government and those medical histories of your family members to them as well.

    I don't think it's a question of what *could* happen, it's the fact that they have no business in it. Period.
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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Preventing, and treating genetic diseases.
    Isn't this what private practitioners are there for?

    Genetic Testing
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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Preventing, and treating genetic diseases.
    Are you try to say that the government is using MY DNA in labratory experiments, without MY permission?
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

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    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    Couldn't it be useful for catching criminals? Because if you know the DNA of everyone in the US, then you are more likely to solve crime.
    Or plant the evidence to convict of a crime. If they have probable cause, let them get the warrent for testing.... just like the constitution states.
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    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Not without my consent, unless there are no names attached to it.

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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Isn't this what private practitioners are there for?

    Genetic Testing
    No, repeter is talking about research.

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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    If you've done nothing wrong, what do you have to fear?
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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You seem to completely trust the government, I do not. When you give some people an inch they will try to take a mile.The government may decide that they do not want just a DNA database of people with specific genetic diseases, they may want a database of everyone for other purposes.They may go for something more than just DNA.
    You seem to completely sure that the government is the root of all evils

    Because of that, you are willing to lose out on all the benefits associated with government.

    The premise for your entire arguement is flawed, the government is not always wrong, therefore, your arguement is wrong. It has a few good points, I'll admit, but its nothing more then fear-mongering.
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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    You seem to completely sure that the government is the root of all evils

    Because of that, you are willing to lose out on all the benefits associated with government.

    The premise for your entire arguement is flawed, the government is not always wrong, therefore, your arguement is wrong. It has a few good points, I'll admit, but its nothing more then fear-mongering.
    I never said the government is always wrong or that they are the root of all evil. I do not trust the government to only use the DNA for so-called research and non nefarious reasons. I think the government will use this as a stepping stone to expand its power.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    Couldn't it be useful for catching criminals? Because if you know the DNA of everyone in the US, then you are more likely to solve crime.
    We are also more likely to solve crime if we put webcams into each and every room in each and every building and outside on street lamps and have dedicated servers to record what each and every person is doing everywhere in this country. But I'm not for that either.

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