Before you know it, all cars will be engineered so that you always drive in the way the government thinks best. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:
It used to be you had to drive through the “checkpoint.”
Soon, you’ll be driving it.
Part of the Biden Thing’s “infrastructure” edict includes a requirement that cars made beginning with the 2026 model year come standard with what amounts to what courts used to order sometimes be fitted to the cars of people convicted of drunk driving.
The italics are important.
It is no longer necessary in this country to have done something in order to be punished for it. This is just the latest example. Others include being treated as presumptively sick and ordered to wear a “mask” because you might be, endlessly.
No matter how obviously not-sick you are.
This was preceded by presumptive terrorism – i.e., everyone who travels by commercial airliner (but not, it is worth mentioning, private jet) is handled – literally – as if they actually had threatened to blow up an airliner.
Also on the theory that they might.
All of this was established as an actionable principle many decade ago – back in the 1980s – when the court that decrees what is and is not legally allowable (irrespective of the plain meaning of the words of the law) decreed it was no longer a legal obligation to suspect someone of having done something – this hoary old notion in the law of probable cause – prior to subjecting them to an investigatory procedure.
As for example detaining people at “checkpoints” where they are obliged to show ID and satisfy a cop they are not “drunk,” without having given the cop the slightest reason to suspect them of being anything at all.
It was enough – said the court – that they were driving on government roads and had obtained a government-issued driver’s license, by which (said the court) they had given their implied consent to having their travel arbitrarily interrupted, be detained under duress (however “briefly,” as it if that mitigates the affront of it) and obliged to convince a cop they weren’t doing something he had no prior reason to suspect them of doing.
As government continues its blatant overreach, black markets in goods and services shall rise in response. Eric Peters accurate conception of the post-2026 model year EV “checkpoint,” when added to the Digital Currency one at your bank, will both likely produce all manner of currently unimagined means of attempting to remain free of such tyranny.