Very quietly yesterday, the federal government announced a new “PLAN” that gives President Obama “texting” powers over all U.S. cell phones. Under the Federal Communications Commission “PLAN” (Personal Localized Alerting Network), beginning next year cell phones “will be required to be fitted with special chips to receive the alerts,” reports the Telegraph. Local and state alerts will be able to be blocked by users, but not texts from the “Texter-In-Chief.”

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling this a “quantum leap forward,” citing the events of 9/11 as justification for this invasive government intrusion. It is not clear if the chip being installed provides the government with more than the ability to send unblockable text messages.

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