There is little public support for the sweeping and unaccountable nature of the National Security Agency surveillance program along with concerns about how the data will be used.
Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters nationwide believe it is likely the NSA data will be used by other government agencies to harass political opponents. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 30% consider it unlikely and 14% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 12-13, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
What bothers me is what the possibilities are when it comes to what exactly can be done with someone’s DNA, other than just using as another form of the fingerprint, which by the way, seems to be working just fine right now. I’m not scientifically educated in this department, but from what I understand, there’s a giant potential for abuse. Just think of what could be recreated with that DNA in case something happen to the original “donor”. The police having access to copies of your DNA brings in questionable doubts into the sanctity of DNA evidence. I realize that sounds like hyperbole, but is it unreasonable? I don’t think so.
Your genetic code is personal. Giving it to the government is the worst thing you can do with it. When they say “It’s just like the fingerprint”, they’re minimizing its full capabilities by playing off your ignorance.