TPA Joins Opposition to Black Box Mandate
04-30-2012 at 11:45 am - David Williams - Posted in: Transportation, Taxpayers Protection Alliance, David Williams, Congress, Black Box - 19 Comments

Press release:

Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) today joined the effort to oppose the Black Box Mandate. The proposed law would require all cars sold in the United States from 2015 forward to be equipped with a black box data recording device, similar to those currently found on airplanes.

“The Black Box Mandate would give the government huge amounts of personal data regarding the habits and movements of private citizens,” said Taxpayers Protection Alliance president David Williams. “This legislation not only violates Americans’ protected rights, but burdens manufacturers with an onerous new regulation whose cost will eventually be passed down to the consumer.”

The Oppose the Black Box Mandate Pledge launched last week and provides Americans the opportunity to join with TPA in opposing this intrusive and overreaching legislation.

The Oppose the Black Box Mandate Pledge:

I pledge to urge my members of Congress and President Obama to oppose any federal action to mandate the use of black box data recorders in personal vehicles. Whereas mandating black box data recorders;

  1. Is an infringement on personal privacy and freedoms.
  2. Would be a slippery slope for Government to track citizen's transportation habits and location.
  3. Is both an unnecessary expansion of government police power and an undue mandate on consumers and business.

Visit to view the pledge and read the full text of the Black Box Mandate.

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Anything Barbara Boxer's for, I am automatically opposed to. She and Nancy Pelosi are the two most radical Liberals in Washington and they are constantly for anything that gives them more power and control,over Americans' lives.

Audrey - 05-03-2012 at 06:15 am
It is time for us to take a stand. No more infringement on our liberties, and no more government expansion. We the people will be heard.
Kim Davenport - 05-03-2012 at 06:16 am
Freedoms in this country are getting reprehensible. We don't the government poking around with black boxes everywhere.
James Zych - 05-03-2012 at 07:18 am
Where am I living? In Communist Russia, in Nazi Germany, this kind of snooping was routine; in the United States of America, it is an abomination, as is the Current Occupant in the White House. DOWN WITH THIS BILL!
Danielle C. Gleason - 05-03-2012 at 07:47 am
very much against the government making anything mandantory. Everytime they get involved it cost the taxpayers.
Liz Jefferson - 05-03-2012 at 08:09 am
Please stop meddling in our lives.
Pam Villarreal - 05-03-2012 at 08:35 am
Where in the Constitution does it grant the government the right to track individual citizens... this is an unnecessary expansion of government that has 'abuse' written all over it!
Pamela Blake - 05-03-2012 at 08:49 am
This bill is once again just a start for furture infringment on our freedoms. Congress should be using their heads on turning this great country around.
Mary Gault - 05-03-2012 at 09:18 am
This bill is disgusting. One more example of Big Government trying to run our lives. Down with Big Government and everyone in Washington.
Donald DeRoehn - 05-03-2012 at 10:47 am
This is the pervue of the states if their constituents demand and will put up with it.

Just as unconstitutional as the NSA intending to monitor everyone's cell phones, credit card and bank billing, virtually every shred of electronic data generated within the US, and without a warrant. They intend to keep us safe, whether we can afford it or not, and even if it kills us.

Drik - 05-03-2012 at 11:09 am
It is clear that everyone needs to buy a new car in 2014 and refuse to buy any new car as of 2015.

miguel prado - 05-03-2012 at 11:20 am
We don't need more government intrusion into our lives.We need to get these kind of people out of congress.
Les - 05-03-2012 at 12:59 pm
When are the American people(specifically those who live in Barbara Boxers utopia of Cali) going to wise up & vote liberal socialists like her out of office? Wake up people. Next to the Mombasi Prince, she & Diane Feinstein are two of the biggest threats to your freedom (honorable mentions go out to Bawwney Fwwank, Christopher Dodd, Chuck U Schumer, anyone with the name Kennedy, Clinton, Pelosi, Obama, Eric Holder, Leon Panetta, Janet Napolitano, George Soros, Al Gore,Liberman, the socialist
United Nations Organization whose sole purpose is to swweep the U.S. into their "one world government" & anyone not mentioned who are stiving mightly to take our freedoms away daily. To get Congressional voting scores, go to and view the “Freedom Index” which rates all 435 Congressmen and 100 Senators.
steve scott - 05-03-2012 at 04:37 pm
This is the latest iteration of the Boxer Rebellion. She is frustrated that her socialist/fascist vision of America has not come to pass, so now she is trying to impose her Nazi-vision on America through this disgusting bill that would make Heinrich Himmler and Stalin's Beria of the KGB proud.

I doubt this bill could pass the House, but if it does, the Republicans are finished. Here that Speaker Boehner???
Rob Brantley - 05-03-2012 at 07:11 pm
These clowns in Washington are enough to drive you insane. They think their gods and what ever they say goes, except for them of course. They should all be brought up on charges of treason, except the tea party congressmen and women who care about this country. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid would look great behind bars, along with the whole Democratic party, the black caucus, and many Republicans who aren't conservatives.
Ron Hopkins - 05-03-2012 at 09:05 pm
Needless expense that will layer out as normal for the Fed.
Dennis Vinson - 05-03-2012 at 11:12 pm
Pretty soon we can all move into a box and work and allow the government to just have our whole paycheck. If these greedy people are not voted out to the curb we are lost. Maybe we should be careful what they can learn by those boxes. Who knows what all they can gather.
Lipstick - 05-04-2012 at 07:46 am
WOW! Where will we go next. I guess labor camps for those who stand for freedom and less govt. intervention.
Roger Bedingfield - 05-04-2012 at 08:45 am
unconstitutional & stop interfering in our lives
sandy kopp - 05-04-2012 at 08:47 am
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