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    No, schools shouldn't be doing that kind of stuff...I mean, if you want to gage attendance...what ever happened to merely having the teacher "call the roll" in the mornings...See stuff like this is not needed in our schools, and does nothing but waste tax payer money, in the forms of its implementation and the inevitable law suites that will follow.
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    it is a furtherance of big brother knows best with tracking of all people and activities being the end results. WHAT will they do with that information????
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    @marine1 Exactly..this is really getting scary. I don't understand why more parents did not come out against this.
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    Does anyone else have a problem with there was only one student brave enough to stand against this? How does this bode for us as a nation? Have we became so complacent with the erosion of civil liberties that we just roll over and take it?
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    @marine1 - More like the obamafication of the nation. People want their handouts? Now the government owns them. This is why I live by a strict motto: A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have. People need to understand there is a serious price for depending on government for everything.

    I knew something like this was coming. I knew it!
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix ROFL at your ignorance...this is a school in Texas aka Republican country. Betcha believe in the boogey-man, too.
    What you obviously need to understand is that Republicans are more likely to acquiesce to the erosion of civil rights...ya know those damn civil rights those liberals are constantly standing up to protect...and this ONE student in Texas.
    Hence, why there was only ONE student in Texas willing to stand up for their civil rights...that ONE student must be ONE of the few liberals in Texas.
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    I wouldn't wear one either, the public schools shouldn't have that much surveillance of children. Everybody needs a little privacy!
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    The Rutherford Institute is a fundigelicals legal group with a reassuringly terrible record of success in litigation. It's most well known for pushing a creationist school program in Pennsylvania that resulted in the Dover decision, striking down creationism as a topic fit for science classes.

    So if history is any guide this young lady will be back in class with her tagged ID card in place.

    PS - starting in the 1990s federal law requires all cell phones sold in the US to be equipped with GPS chips for law enforcement uses. I don't recall religious objections then, so presumably the Mark of the Best Buy is theologically cool.
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    most of the Christian groups i communicate with have been warning for 30 0r 40 years about these dangers,of course a good deal of the churches have decided to go along to get along with almost anything political correctness dictates.
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    Give the partisan bullshit a rest already. Democrats and Republicans both are doing a good job of stripping away our rights and freedoms
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    @John_Matrix The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a United States federal law specifying the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense. Each year's act also includes other provisions. The part YOU don't like, yeah, Obama signed it, but GUESS who put that provision in there.
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    They could save alot money if the program only applied to children with a history of truancy, vandalism, and the like.
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    No, its not needed at all. Just call the roll in the mornings. Really this is not a complicated one.
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    @marine1 In a way. I believe schools are only paid for bodies that are in their seats each day, so they are motivated to ensure attendance as best they are able.
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    @marine1 It worked when I was in school *but* I can remember many the day I took off after home room and played hookey with my friends. Most times we were caught and flogged the next day (OK, not flogged, just given detention) but there were times they didn't catch it. Nowadays things are so different with messed up kids shooting up campuses when they go crazy... they must have had some reason to implement this. (I hope it wasn't that someone on the schoolboard has a relative who owns the company who makes the chips.) I do think it's a violation of civil rights, though. But then, I feel the same way about how they use GPS chips in cars.
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    I agree that this is designed to get people used to being tracked all the time, it is a total and complete violation of the Constitutional rights. The school use of this device should be banned, and the school should be sued for what they have done. Some schools are also now scanning students hands when they take their lunches at school. Wake up America! There will be all sorts of reasons given for using tracking/scanning of human beings, made to seem like a good thing. There is nothing good about losing our right to privacy!!
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    I don't believe that the tracking device is "the mark of the beast", but I do believe that it is a violation of civil rights. The school could just as easily gotten the student's cell phone numbers to track their GPS locations, but that would have cost less. It just goes to show that the sense of privacy these days is mostly an illusion.
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    I agree it's a violation of civil rights but I don't think you can assume every child has a cell phone.
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    They would have to have permission or a court order to track cell phone GPS and then not all phones have them.
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    @Zazziness have you looked around lately? my wife is a school coodinator and the students all have cel-fones which are much higher quality and much more expensive than hers. they also walk into the school carrying i-pads and laptop computers. where have you been?
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    well, i don't much care if it's the 'mark of the beast' or not, but if i find out that there's one in either of my kids' id cards from school, then they'll find themselves tracking the nearest trash can.
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    of course not!!this is the beginning of a totalitarian governments dream,well maybe not Big Brother really does have your best interests at heart,
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    This story makes me so mad. This is what happens when fools reelect obama. There will be more stories just like this. Liberals won't wake up until it's way too late.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix Did you notice this kerfuffle began at the start of the school year, well before the election? Noun-verb-Obama's fault.
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    @Neanderthal_NtheMatrix
    Tell me again, who the Governor of Texas is!?
    It would seem to be more of his baby than the POTUS.
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  • #216
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    any country that would loose a little liberty, to gain a little security. would diserve niether, and loose both.
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    It's a double edged sword. In 1 sense, children will be less likely to cut class if they are being tracked. But, unfortunately we live instead a world that ifilled with some evil people who are looking for any chance to do harm. They come in all forms, including that of school officials. I am a strict parent, but I would never all my children to become an easy prey. Parents need to present in their children's life & not rely on schools to do their job.
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    If this is the only method the school can use to track students attendance then maybe we should worry less about kids showing up to that school and more about the teachers inability to do a roll call.
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