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Here is yet another news article that details how the government is doing grave violence to the U.S. Constitution and individual liberty. By incrementally eroding your rights (i.e. the fundamental right to privacy), the government is breathing life into George W. Bush’s famous words – “[S]top throwing the Constitution in my face, it’s just a goddamned piece of paper! (source)

Intelligence centers run by states across the country have access to personal information about millions of Americans, including unlisted cellphone numbers, insurance claims, driver’s license photographs and credit reports, according to a document obtained by The Washington Post. One center also has access to top-secret data systems at the CIA, the document shows, though it’s not clear what information those systems contain.

Through MSM articles detailing the daily assault on your individual rights, the feds seek to reduce your expectation of privacy. Their agenda is deliberate, and rooted in Supreme Court jurisprudence. In Katz vs. United States, so long as an individual can justifiably expect that his conversation would remain private, his/her conversation is protected from “unreasonable search and seizure” by the Fourth Amendment.

As articulated in Katz, The Fourth Amendment has a subjective component. The individual must personally expect that his communications would remain private. By slow-dripping news stories detailing the government’s Fourth Amendment violations, you become accustomed to their snooping into your private affairs. By beating down your expectations of privacy, the government’s goal is to deprive you of any legal claim against their Big Brother intrusions.

The full frontal attack on the individual expectation of privacy has an aggregate effect in the long run. The continual bombardment on your individual rights, coupled with the media’s dutiful reporting on these violations, will numb you to your loss of liberty. It is your obligation to keep them in check.

Dozens of the organizations known as fusion centers were created after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to identify potential threats and improve the way information is shared.Though officials have publicly discussed the fusion centers’ importance to national security, they have generally declined to elaborate on the centers’ activities. But a document that lists resources used by the fusion centers shows how a dozen of the organizations in the northeastern United States rely far more on access to commercial and government databases than had previously been disclosed.

Since 9-11, the federal government has consistently relied on third-party contractors to do their dirty work (i.e., Haliburton, Blackwater, and Applied Research Associates, Inc.). Given that they are not formal government entities, it is difficult to hold the government accountable for their violations. One such company, Entersect, calls itself:

[t]he silent partner to municipal, county, state, and federal justice agencies who access our databases every day to locate subjects, develop background information, secure information from a cellular or unlisted number, and much more.

The state has an insatiable hunger for information about the serfs in its feudal pen. 9-11 was the predicate event that they desperately needed to justify surveillance of your communications and movements. When are we finally going to feel safe?

“There is never ever enough information when it comes to terrorism” said Maj. Steven G. O’Donnell, deputy superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police. “That’s what post-9/11 is about.”

Should we be concerned about the wide-spread abuse of civil liberties and privacy in the post-9/11 era? Let us see what the experts think.

“Fusion centers have grown, really, off the radar screen of public accountability,” said Jim Dempsey, vice president for public policy at the Center for Democracy and Technology, a nonpartisan watchdog group in the District. “Congress and the state legislatures need to get a handle over what is going on at all these fusion centers.”

From 2004 to 2007, state and local governments received $254 million from the Department of Homeland Security in support of the centers, which are also supported by employees of the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies. In some cases, they work with the U.S. Northern Command, the Pentagon operation involved in homeland security.

Well at least somebody is making money off our fears. That will help to grow the economy and vault us out of the impending depression, right? Should we not question our government and their motives? Whenever men organize, collude, and conspire in positions of power, they surely must have the little people’s best interests at heart, I promise you.

Hilarious quote of the day:

I don’t want to suggest we are going to sit on the internet and watch what everyone does ~ Michael Chertoff (Secretary of Homeland Security)

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Three news articles broke today that should strike fear in the heart of every freedom loving U.S. resident. Surveillance technologies are being employed to monitor movements in the name of crime prevention and fighting terrorism. The government is preying on your fears. You are being incrementally ushered into a police state under the guise of providing protection and security. When you wake up to the loss of privacy, liberty, and individual rights, it may be too late to beat back the oppressive overlords known as your government.

This article details the use of flying pilotless spy-drones capable of “hovering” and “staring” at the citizens. Big Brother’s drones will be using electro-optic or infrared sensors that will be soon be employed in Miami to “fight against crime.”

“Our intentions are to use it only in tactical situations as an extra set of eyes,” said police department spokesman Juan Villalba.

“The FBI is experimenting with a variety of unmanned aerial vehicles”, said Marcus Thomas, an assistant director of the bureau’s Operational Technology Division.

Sweet. I cannot wait to have my high-resolution image scanned and placed in the Department of Homeland Security’s politically-subversive database.

Here you can learn about the increased use of fingerprint technology to track air-travelers in the U.S. The changes require the imprinting of all 10 fingertips, instead of the 2 that were previously captured. The announced intent of the $280 million security upgrade is to “give officers a more accurate idea of who is in front of them.” The real purpose is to coordinate biometric databases with international agencies in the European Union and Canada.

Our third installment of government privacy intrusion comes from Orlando, Florida.

Orlando police used high-tech surveillance cameras with the ability to zoom in on individual faces from great distances. Orlando police said they recorded every image captured by the cameras. They said the footage will be held for a week in case they must investigate crimes that have not been reported yet.

Your rights and liberties are being destroyed in the name of protection from the manufactured looming menace that the government desperately needs you to fear. Random street violence and the nefarious “terrorist” threat are the means employed to assault your rights. Many are more than willing to submit to state-directed privacy invasion, but they have no idea what these measures will entail.

Will you feel safe when only the government commits crime? Will you be able to sleep at night knowing your life is not your own? Will you whisper in the corner to avoid telescreen prejudgment? In case you are interested, Comcast is working on your living room surveillance device right now.

It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face … was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime ~ George Orwell (1984)

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“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face, it’s just a goddamned piece of paper!” ~ George W. Bush (source)

Since the false flag 9-11 attack on America, the U.S. government has been busy listening to citizens’ phone calls, compiling volumes of personal data, and eavesdropping on electronic communications – all without a constitutionally required warrant (source). This information has been handed over to the government by your telecom provider (in violation of their contractual duty to not disclose this information to 3rd parties), under the threat of FCC license revocation.

The FBI acknowledged Wednesday it improperly accessed Americans’ telephone records, credit reports and Internet traffic in 2006, the fourth straight year of privacy abuses resulting from investigations aimed at tracking terrorists and spies.

In a disturbing throwback to tactics employed by the East German Stasi (secret police), the FBI is recruiting “thousands of covert informants in the United States as part of a sprawling effort to boost its intelligence capabilities.” This article discusses the plan revealed in a report to Congress. This alarming use of Americans recruited to spy on one another was employed in response to George Bush’s push for more “aggressive” uses of human intelligence gathering following 9-11.

Other recent proposals include expanding its collection and analysis of data on U.S. persons, retaining years worth of American’s phone records and even increasing so-called “black bag” secret entry operations.

The 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the freedom of speech. The 4th Amendment guarantees the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures without probable cause (including telephonic and electronic communications). The Supreme Court has determined that a fundamental right to privacy exists under U.S. law.

So, why is the government allowed to brazenly abuse these individual rights guaranteed under the Constitution? The simple answer is because they can. They use propaganda and fear to intimidate the people. Their goal is to make the citizens desperate for more security and protection, at any cost. When you do not know your rights, they can easily be diminished and subverted in the interest of “homeland security.” The Soviets also had an Orwellian themed homeland security agency called the “Ministry for State Security.”

Not to worry, Robert Mueller, the current FBI Director, stated his intention to allay the concerns of the American people.

We are committed to ensuring that we not only get this right, but maintain the vital trust of the American people.

Given that Muller is is directly responsible for the violations of the rights of the American people, I cannot take solace in his assurance. I fear the government more than I fear the threat they are supposedly protecting us from.

The United States has been declared under martial law. All constitutional rights have been suspended. The number one enemy of progress is questions. National security is more important than individual rights. Sports broadcasts will proceed as scheduled. Shut up, be happy, obey all orders without question. At last everything is done for you ~ Jello Biafra

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