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Terrible Idea

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Submitted by Rachel (United States), Jan 3, 2006 at 13:06

Tagging people for ideas or speech? A terrible idea. Sure, tag convicted criminals, we already do that here in the States (electronic monitoring) when deemed necessary. I don't want you, Mr. Pipes, or me to be tagged if at some future time our ideas or speech are considered threatening by any powers that be. Good grief, if J. Edgar Hoover had had this technology, Martin Luther King might have been wearing an electronic tag.

As an afterthought, I doubt very much that tagging would shame the wearers you are referencing. They seem to be proud of their ideas, concealing them only for tactical reasons.
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