Phone calls, e-mail, social media, even your private “cloud computing”. All under the watchful eye of your benevolent and non-partisan government. Unless you don’t like big government. Or higher taxes. Or gun control. Or Obamacare. Or the Benghazi coverup. Or Fast and Furious. Or amnesty for illegals. Or “stimulus” packages. Or….
You get the idea. One has to imagine not a little coercion on the part of the US Government to assure cooperation of the participants.
I will have to see if DARPA has put out a BAA for development of a telescreen.
What was it that President Obama told OSU grads last month?
Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.
The experiment is most decidedly not a sham. But Obama and his ilk likewise most decidedly cannot be trusted. Tyranny lurking just around the corner, indeed. One has to wonder if Obama heard those voices because of an NSA network intrusion or wiretap.
Remember, folks, this is the Administration that tells us to trust them with the ‘star chamber’ secretive decisions of which American citizens our own government targets for death without trial or charge, and why. And the Administration that wants to disarm Americans, denying them the last redress against the tyranny of government.
What say we, my fellow thoughtcriminals? If you prefer not to answer because it will end up on an NSA display screen, I understand.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Precedent. It is a damned dangerous thing. I was never crazy about PATRIOT, in large measure because it gave authorities to government which made that government far more dangerous to our existence as a free people than any terrorist or terrorists that authority was allegedly to protect against.