“Perhaps I am naive, but I believe that at this point in history, the greatest danger to our freedom and way of life comes from the reasonable fear of omniscient State powers kept in check by nothing more than policy documents. [The steady expansion of surveillance powers is] such a direct threat to democratic governance that I have risked my life and family for it.” Edward Snowden, Washington Post
“We are kind of an ‘Authoritarian Surveillance State’” – Paul Krugman, New York Times
And Krugman seems okay with the “Authoritarian Surveillance State.”
- ‘I do not expect to see home again’…
- ‘I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things’
- ‘I believed in Obama’s promises’
- ‘Presidents openly lie to secure the office’
- ‘Government has granted itself power it is not entitled to’
- ‘Whenever we had a debate in the office on how to handle crimes, they do not defend due process – they defend decisive action. They say it is better to kick someone out of a plane than let these people have a day in court. It is an authoritarian mindset in general.’
- ‘Once you go on the network, I can identify your machine. You will never be safe whatever protections you put in place.’
‘Whenever we had a debate in the office on how to handle crimes, they do not defend due process – they defend decisive action. They say it is better to kick someone out of a plane than let these people have a day in court. It is an authoritarian mindset in general.’
29 Year old Edward Snowden, NSA Leaker.
‘Once you go on the network, I can identify your machine. You will never be safe whatever protections you put in place.’
What government is good at is: collecting taxes, taking away our freedoms, and killing people. It’s not good at much else. ~ Tom Clancy
The DNC in Charlotte requires ID even to be just near the convention area, let alone to enter. No matter if you live there. Isn’t this suppression? Bigoted? Racist?
The irony. The hypocrisy.
Pedestrians walking to their home or business that falls into a restricted area will be required to provide identification when the road is closed. Passenger (as opposed to commercial) vehicles attempting to enter streets with restricted vehicle access must go through a vehicle checkpoint.
What type of identification is required?
A standard issued government ID is requested.
The unemployment rate was 4.4% on 12/31/2006, three days before Democrats took total control of the 110th Congress on 1/3/2007.
If you win this case, then there is nothing to prevent the police or the government from monitoring 24 hours a day the public movement of every citizen of the United States. So if you win, you suddenly produce what sounds like 1984 from their brief.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, November 8, 2011
Police can place a GPS device on your car to follow all of your movements, for any length of time. The Supreme Court on Tuesday is scheduled to hear arguments about whether investigators need to get a warrant before doing so. [Obama Administration] Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. told the Supreme Court that “any individual who moves on public roadways knows that his movements can be readily observed.” WashingtonExaminer.com
If there is no judicial oversight for monitoring of the citizens of the United States, get ready for continual, 24 hour continuous monitoring of everyone’s movements. It may not occur this year or next, but once the door is open, history shows it will happen.
One can hope the United States Supreme Court stands up for the Constitution since the President is not doing so.