Republicans declare open season on DNA

Do you want to keep your DNA out of the hands of the government? Do you think your DNA is too private for you to be forced to give it to government bureaucrats so they can analyze, catalog, share, retain indefinitely and possibly abuse it? Tough shit.

If Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Mark Green (R-Wis.) have their way, every person in this country who is unfortunate enough to be arrested for any federal offense, or simply "detained" by the federal government, will be forced to give a DNA sample, to be used for whatever purpose it wants, whenever it wants.

I can't decide if this is like something right out of 1984 or an idea more likely to be instituted by a communist regime.

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