Texas State Representative Larry Phillips has introduced HB2893 , which would place a transponder in Texas vehicle registration stickers. You know, so they will know where we’re going and stuff? I read about this at Grits For Breakfast.
The purpose of the bill is supposedly the enforcement of insurance and toll laws, but as GFB says:
I don’t know about y’all, but where I grew up folks tagged cattle, not each other. It’s none of the government’s business where you go unless they have probable cause to believe you did something wrong. We have a freedom to travel and, at least until recently, what was once quaintly known as a “reasonable expectation of privacy.” Bills like this would turn that term from a mere anachronism, its current status, to an outright joke.