Ya gotta love Texans. They’ll allow schools to RFID-chip their kids, but go up in arms over smart meters. Sarah Kuta of Associated Press reports:
Thelma Taormina keeps a pistol at her Houston-area home to protect against intruders. But one of the last times she used it, she said, was to run off a persistent utility company worker who was trying to replace her old electricity meter with a new digital unit.
“This is Texas.” she declared at a recent public hearing on the new meters. “We have rights to choose what appliances we want in our home.”
A nationwide effort to upgrade local power systems with modern equipment has run into growing resistance in Texas, where suspicion of government and fear of electronic snooping have made a humble household device the center of a politically charged showdown over personal liberty.
Read more on the Salt Lake Tribune.