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Protection Without a Condom

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Submitted by Saul Morgan (Israel), Jan 14, 2006 at 09:00

Acceptance of Heribert Rech's approach to laying a foundation of adherence to democratic principals seems to me to be a natural and basic requirement for citizenship in a western democracy given the dangers of infection so prevalent these days.

Whereas, the notion of ID tags as a way of protection from a source of potential infection as propogated by Mr Schonmann raises up the spector of the "yellow Jewish star" required to be worn by the Jewish population under the Nazi Governments not that long ago and makes me shudder.

Once on the slippery slope of identifying undesirables in the population by means of tags in time a government can also find other population groups which need to be visually recognized.
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