Last Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee entertained SB 235, the bill sponsored by Sen. Chip Pearson (R-Dawsonville) to prohibit the involuntary implantation of microchips in human beings.
But wait. It gets better. There are explanations and precedent (three states have already banned the involuntary implantation of microchips into human beings) and even religious justifications.
The duly-elected Georgian legislators responsible for this are careful to note that their bill has nothing to do with religious reasons. It is all an attempt to stop future government intrusion into individual privacy.
They even brought forward a witness/victim, who claims to be one of the Georgians affected by the widespread phenomenon of involuntary microchip implantation. The US Department of Defense is responsible, according to her testimony. No word at this time if actual factual, physical or medical evidence has been presented.
Do you need to guess which political party's membership these legislators are embarassing today? Yup. They are Republicans. Continuting their crusade against percieved and future threats from the Islamic Republic of MakeBelievistan, Hog Fing Warts School of Witchcraft & Academic Totalitarianism and the constitutionally elected United States government.
Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner has not wasted time including this in his campaign:
the bill has become a routine example of the Republican tendency to attack problems that don’t exist, and ignore the ones that do. Besides, Barnes argues, if someone holds him down to insert a microchip in his head, “it should be more than a damned misdemeanor.”
While I know the vast majority of conservatives and Repbulcians find this delusional behavior despicable in the face of real problems, I must take this opportunity to parse from talk radio and right wing blogs by asking:
If Repbulicans truly don't support this type of legislation, why aren't their national leaders denouncing it as loudly as possible? Could this relatively obscure issue become a plank on the mainstream Republican platform in just a few years? And why isn't the media covering this story?
And, yeah, I'm going to as much mileage as I can out of this one. Unbelievably, the legislation made it out of committee...there are still several steps before it becomes LAW.