I brought this up in a comment the other day. It’s out there, folks! It’s not so much that I object to a tax on miles driven; it’s one way to pay for road projects that the gasoline tax isn’t covering.
What I object to is the transponders that will send back location data to the state.
I’m not a terrorist or a criminal, but I do not want government able to track my movements. It’s wrong! And it’s dangerous, because people may surmise things from that data that simply isn’t true and use it in prosecutions of law-abiding American citizens. We don’t think that can happen here, but it can. It used to be against the law for the government to monitor your communications without a warrant. It’s not anymore. It used to be against the law for law enforcement to trick you into committing a crime. It’s not anymore. Once the information is available on a government data base, it will be used. It’s as simple and as unconstitutional as that. Yes, many cell phones currently track location as well. That’s not a reason to accept this. In fact, it’s a good reason to disable the GPS on your phone.