An attorney tells OneNewsNow that a Texas school district
requiring students to wear microchip-embedded ID cards for tracking
is punishing those who refuse to comply, preparing them for the
Officials at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School
in San Antonio are tracking students with the ID cards as a way of
stemming truancy. John Whitehead of The Rutherford
Institute says those who refuse to get the devices face
"If you don't agree to have the
so-called 'card,' you're out of the system," he explains. "These
kids -- they can't even use the cafeteria if they don't have the
card, or vote in elections. So I would say it raises a very, very
interesting question in terms of what we're conditioning kids to
get ready for in the future."
Whitehead suggests this is just one example of how the
government is conditioning future citizens.
"What we're creating is a surveillance police state, where the
government will know wherever you [are]," he foresees. "Sooner or
later … the general populous will carry these cards, because what
I'm seeing happening in the schools [is] conditioning school
children to get ready for a surveillance state."
If the pilot program is successful at these two schools,
authorities expect the surveillance to be implemented at 112
schools, affecting roughly 100,000 students.