Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Immigrant Hating Republican Senatorial Candidate Calls for Rapid Nationwide DNA Tests

Kris W. Kobach
A statist always thinks in terms of the state and how to expand it.

If a statist thinks he should be controlling who comes into the country, he will also come up with solutions that expand the state to reach his statist goals.

Case in point: Kris W. Kobach, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2020, former secretary of state of Kansas and between 2001-2003  Attorney General John Ashcroft’s chief adviser on immigration law at the Department of Justice.

In an op-ed at Breitbart, he writes:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has discovered hundreds of cases of adult illegal aliens travelling in the company of unrelated children and claiming them as their own.
The correct libertarian answer to this should be: Yeah, so what?

But not Kobach, this is his solution:
It’s time to expand the rapid-DNA testing program nationwide. Only then will word get out to the migrants and the coyotes that it no longer pays to bring unrelated children on the dangerous journey to the United States border.
As horrific as it is to run DNA tests on immigrants, a statist won't stop there. A "crisis" will emerge where all of us will eventually have to provide DNA samples.

Kobach needs to be stopped in his tracks now. He must be defeated in his senatorial bid and it must be made clear far and loud that he lost the bid because of his statist DNA plan.



  1. This is what the bordertarians dont understand. The State deals in dual use programs. Schools can be used to educate, or indoctrinate. Armies can defend us, or invite more danger. Cops can arest criminals or protect politicians.

    Every government program is sold to you based on what it could do to benefit you, but most of them could also be used to do something harmful to you.

    Now, consider the physical infrastructure that the state has erected to deal with immigrants. Consider all the manpower, command and control logistics, firepower, cages etc.... sure those could be used to round up dangerous, unwelcome people, but what else could he used for?

  2. "The correct libertarian answer to this should be: Yeah, so what?"

    The libertarian should ask what government rule is resulting in that action and then answer pointing out the root cause of the behavior. The statist will always fix a workaround or problem created by the state's actions and rules with more government action and rules.

    " A "crisis" will emerge where all of us will eventually have to provide DNA samples."

    Of course it will. The government has been working towards that end for some time. It's probably already one "public health" crisis away.

  3. That's exactly right. The state always ends up using its power for evil.

  4. …in 2014, Ancestry self-reported that it released a customer’s DNA sample to police in compliance with a search warrant.


    "Right now we don't know a way to guarantee anonymity from the technical aspect," says Yaniv Ehrlich, a computational biologist at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Famously, Ehrlich and his colleagues published a paper showing how they discovered the (supposedly hidden) identities of participants in genetic research studies by cross-referencing their data with publicly available information.

    Currently, the legal right to retain and use dried blood spots is determined by each state. While Oklahoma prohibits the use of dried blood spots for public health purposes, including research, without express parental consent, four other states declare the spots state property. Though rules are clear, Pediatricsreported, some states "may be acting outside the scope of their legal authority."

    It came out, then, that the DSHS had loaned blood spots to (and been "appropriately reimbursed" by) pharmaceutical companies, while also lending 800 blood spots to a lab run by the U.S. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology to help get its new forensic database up and running.