Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie recently brought an Amendment to the floor of congress to defund the federally mandated automobile “kill switch”, which was slipped into the 1,000+ page Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by congress in 2021, and takes effect in 2026.
According to Massie:
“Section 24220 of the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act requires all newly manufactured vehicles to be equipped with technology to monitor driver performance and prevent vehicle operation.”
Unfortunately, after hearing arguments from both sides—including Massie actually reading the law out loud, thus refuting the claims of those opposing his amendment by denying the law’s capability or intent—the amendment was ultimately voted down, including nay votes from 19 republicans (though with, as expected, near unanimous lock-step nay votes from the democrat congressmen…but to be fair, interestingly enough, Alexander Ocasio-Cortez did vote for the amendment, citing concerns about civil rights violations).
Watch as Massie reads the law to his fellow uninformed congressmen:
Massie also discussed his amendment on Laura Ingraham’s show The Ingraham Angle:
Also according to Car Coach Reports:
I also find it astonishing (well, not really, but you know what I mean) that aside from the very end of Massie’s defense statement, nowhere else in the discussion is even mention of the constitution, which I believe they all swore an oath to uphold. This law is not merely a violation of our right to privacy and the 4th Amendment as Massie pointed out, and of the general right to travel freely, but I also ask further:
Exactly which article of the constitution authorizes the national government to regulate the automobile industry in the first place?
But I digress…
Anyway, I thought this was important enough (and alarming enough) that it should be shared far and wide…
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