Last year there was an interesting case involving the citizens of Naperville, Il and their local monopolistic energy company that reached Federal Appeals Court. The company required a transition to smart meters, bought direct from them, and there was no ability to opt-out. Concerned citizens took this case to court and won an admission that smart meters represent a governmental search into your house every 15 minutes.
Yet they were still required to take part in the smart meter program.
Lawyers for the Naperville citizens argued:
The Federal Courts have stated that your use of the power grid is voluntary, despite no municipal alternatives. This is nothing more than a legal caveat *but* it opens doors for Americans to rely upon their own means of energy production and use. If the relationship between Americans & municipal energy providers is voluntary, then breaking up shouldn't be an issue.
In the Naperville case, the Federal Appeals Court stated that:
What this case provides is insight into the privacy valuations of the courts, monopolistic energy providers, and Americans. On one hand you have Americans who expect their constitutional rights to be upheld, and on the other you have courts/companies who desperately seek to open every back door into your life that is possible.
Little did we know that the power grid was going to be turned into a spying apparatus, but here we are. Fortunately here at Survival Gear Systems we offer both wind & solar power systems that can run your entire day to day house while still offering protection in the event of catastrophe.