So the terms of my probation demand that I submit my DNA to be documented by the state.
I wasn't charged with rape or murder, what gives?
I guess the 4th Amendment is open for interpretation?
And the fifth?The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
It's clearly reasonable to argue that the genetic makeup of one's person is indeed private property.No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation
Next thing you know Zeitgeist will come true with Radio ID Chips and Gattaca-like totalitarianism run by the ever growing offices of our expanding, inefficient government.
The fundamentals behind the term "Innocent until proven guilty" are immediately abridged when DNA is stored on file. Not to mention that falsely incriminating evidence or planted DNA can result in the unfair treatment of otherwise law abiding citizens.
The DNA tester offers no information about the oversight, storage, or reasoning behind DNA collection. You simply swab your mouth and they mail it in, no questions allowed.
If information regarding oversight isn't available, how are we to know that our DNA will be protected from corruption and unauthorized eyes?
Fuck Big Brother, Gattaca, violations of person, judicial arrogance, and control through fear.