No one gets spared the anguish, fear and heartache of living under the shadow of an authoritarian police state.
That’s the message being broadcast 24/7 to the citizens and residents of the American police state with every new piece of government propaganda, every new law that criminalizes otherwise lawful activity, every new policeman on the beat, every new surveillance camera casting a watchful eye, every sensationalist news story that titillates and distracts, every new prison or detention center built to house troublemakers and other undesirables, every new court ruling that gives government agents a green light to strip and steal and rape and ravage the citizenry, every school that opts to indoctrinate rather than educate, and every new justification for why Americans should comply with the government’s attempts to trample the Constitution underfoot.
Here in Amerika, things are getting worse—not better—as the nation inches ever closer towards totalitarianism, that goose-stepping form of tyranny in which the government has all of the power and “we the people” have none.
With the government empowered to carry out transportation checks to question people about their immigration status within a 100-mile border zone that wraps around the country, you’re going to see a rise in these “show your papers” incidents.
That’s a problem, and I’ll tell you why.
We are not supposed to be living in a “show me your papers” society.
Despite this, the U.S. government has recently introduced measures allowing police and other law enforcement officials to stop individuals (citizens and noncitizens alike), demand they identify themselves, and subject them to patdowns, warrantless searches, and interrogations.
These actions fly in the face of longstanding constitutional safeguards forbidding such police state tactics.
Set aside the debate over illegal immigration for a moment and think long and hard about what it means when government agents start demanding that people show their papers on penalty of arrest. ( I had this happen by a state authorized thug, (Seymour MO cop) dressed in blue, in Seymour MO about 3 or 4 years back, and should write a story about it someday. ~MFP)
Today’s environmentalist are non-thinking trained monkey’s that jump though the politically correct hoops. They are group thinkers, and useful idiots. They dutifully throw their recyclable trash in the correct bin in their kitchen, while they sip on their fluoridated water, mandated by the state. Concerned as hell about the former, and giving little to no thought to the latter, or that the fact that recycling is just a band aide for the real problems of, mass consumption and poor packaging choices.
They fill their bellies with adulterated foods, that would have sent the manufacturers to prison 100 years ago. They walk to their cars below the chemtrailed skies, (here, here) and offer the well thought out 2 word rebuttal of fact: “conspiracy theory“. They take their children to the doctor to have him, inject mercury laden vaccines directly into their blood stream bypassing their immune system: the gut. They drive their electric cars fueled by carbon producing power plants, not aware that the state has effectively prohibited 70 mph diesel vehicles that produce less carbon in the United States than their electric POS.
They are unaware that global warming caused by carbon and man is a grand lie, designed to economically enslave them.
We are a nation of dumbed down people that are slowly being enslaved by stupid people that think that we are a “democracy” and that stealing other peoples money (socialism) is a viable, and moral economic system.
Modern environmentalism looks more like a mental disorder than a real well thought out philosophy aimed at ensuring a safe, free place to live, and raise children…it is just another movement either created or controlled/co-opted by the deep state.
FL marijuana “Compassionate Use” my freaking arse.
These are state criminals extorting, and jerking around people in real need. They are turning a very important God given right into a very high priced permission.
This is not much different than the state telling insulin dependent diabetics that in order to get life saving insulin, that they need to pay a $300 fee every 7 months for that permission slip, and that the state will now make a $30 vial of insulin cost $300. If you can not purchase that right, the psychopathic criminals that pose as government say too damn bad. “Eat Cake, serf” and by the way serf if you want your life saving insulin, you are going to have to give up your guns, and any other right that we say.
They turn people into alcoholics, and destroy families, and peoples lives with these laws. This is not conjecture folks. I recently lost a close friend whose pain and suffering, and quite likely his death was caused by the psychopaths that we euphemistically call government. If we had even a remotely just legal system, we would be trying these state legislators for their crimes, just like we did the guards at Auschwitz. The medical monopoly recently killed another friend (here)
This turns the idea of a Republic squarely on it’s head. A republic is supposed to protect the rights of the minority. There is not even the authority in the Constitution that authorizes the government to get involved in drugs in any manner whatsoever. As you will recall, to outlaw alcohol a constitutional amendment was required. Where is the constitutional amendment for the war on drugs?
If you do your due diligence you will also discover that our drug schedules came directly from the Globalist United Nations. The same organization that is behind the war on our guns.
The United Nations, War on drugs makes a joke of us claiming to be a free country. How free are we when we must beg the state for permission to implement our medical care, and be extorted to the point where an affordable $30 medicine will cost $300?($600 if you include the permission slip) How dare the state talk about “corporate greed”? How dare they!
We were warned about this tyranny happening over 200 years ago by Dr Benjamin Rush. A founder that was as recognized as George Washington:
“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of Men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a Special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom.” ~Dr. Benjamin Rush
Please share this post and comment below. This is not just about this right. All of our rights are being trampled, and they will continue to be trampled until the day that you serfs on the plantation decide to stand up.
Here is another article that questions whether we need a standing army in blue , that does little other than enforce illegitimate laws. I.e Laws that violate the Constitution or are on their face immoral and violate your rights:
OUT OF EVERY THING THAT I HAVE EVER POSTED THIS IS THE ONE YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO!
I can verify almost everything that CIA whistle blower, Cody Snodgres has to say from multiple sources over the past 5 years. What he does well is to lay it all out in one interview. If after listening to this you do not understand that our government consists of satanic criminals, you are just incapable of being able to think and reason.
If you decide not to spread this far and wide, you IMHO are walking with and embracing evil. Something that no moral human being or Christian should do.
Christians in the US are acting exactly like the Christians in Nazi Germany acted. Please don’t be one of those people. Please spread this far and wide: German Pastor Martin Niemöller’s Poem:
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
Again this needs to go viral. People had better speak out or your grandchildren will not even likely be born. Look up what the term useful idiot means. Here also
This pejorative term applies to the misdirected, and controlled Christian anti-abortion movement, that ignores the fact that when children are born that they are purposely damaged by vaccines, and here, that the CPS kidnaps the same children that they “saved”, for sexual exploitation, and that the globalist’s are planning to make sure that BILLIONS upon billions of children are not born.
This Henry David Thoreau quote is very instructive on the topic of “useful idiots”: “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”
If abortion were completely stopped tomorrow it would not stop or adress the globalist plans to kill billions of human beings. These people have all been neutralized without even knowing it, which is the essence of the word “useful idiot”. Let’s not be “useful idiots” – let’s “strike the root.”
Dave Hodges interview of Cody Snodgres:
The following is a 2 part interview with a former CIA black-ops participant, Cody Snodgris. The following interview clearly establishes, from a first-hand perspective. how many national tragedies are actually false flag operations which almost always follow the same pattern of planning and implementation. Everything from the Oklahoma City Bombing to the JFK assassination, and many more false flag events are discussed with this previous insider who has decided to go public at great risk to himself. This is one of the most important interviews ever conducted on The Common Sense Show.
This interview is so very important because it reveals how much of what the American people are told is a lie. It also reveals that the science and implementation of false flag operations is a stand alone industry with an internal hierarchy and organizational stucture. This interview also reveals that the practice of false flag operations are a subset of the Deep State and that these people will stop at nothing to stop the rising tide of populism being led by the election of Donald Trump. One thing is abundantly clear America, the closer President Trump gets to carrying out his MAGA agenda, the closer the American people get to very decisive false flag operations.
I was once told by an ex-FEMA official before he “bugged out” five years ago, that the “powers-that-be” will stop at nothing to smash American populism. This FEMA official was part of counter-intelligence for bioweapons. He was clear on one point, if America does not roll over and capitulate, there is nothing that the deep state will not do to subjugate this country. He felt that a cocktail of severe bioweapons would be unleashed on the American people, which would force the US into martial law and invite the UN into the power structure of this country through the declaration of martial law. Amaingly, these words were shared with me prior to the emergence of President Trump as a candidate.
Please share the following 2 part interview with your social media and email lists. The average American needs to be exposed to the inherent evil that awaits them in the coming days……. Read More
“For over 20 years, I was an Independent Contractor (IC), specializing in sensitive, covert assignments, as well as bodyguard work. In 1994 I was given the task to blow up the Alfred P. Murray building in Oklahoma City. This job came from an x-US military man, who told me he worked covertly for CIA. I refused on moral grounds. My strong opposition to attacking U.S. citizens on our own soil changed my status from a CIA asset into a liability, a private, Independent Contractor who “knew too much”.
This is a true story about the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s role in covering up the bombing in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, and the secret reasons why, I believe, it was ordered. Afraid to speak up until now, I am very lucky to be alive to tell this story. Hopefully,enough time has elapsed so that I will not be targeted again, for retribution,as so many “whistle blowers” have been before me. May God bless America, and our fellow Patriots who have fought and bled, for her.”
MFP commentary: I have always thought that there should be very severe penalties for people that commit treason, and violate our rights. Unbeknownst to most Americans there is. Look up USC title 18 sections 241 and 242:
From the US Department of Justice website: “Section 241 of Title 18 is the civil rights conspiracy statute. Section 241 makes it unlawful for two or more persons to agree together to injure, threaten, or intimidate a person in any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the Unites States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same). Unlike most conspiracy statutes, Section 241 does not require that one of the conspirators commit an overt act prior to the conspiracy becoming a crime.
The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any….”
I think a solid airtight case can be made for charging Jeff Sessions with a capital crime, and his execution if convicted.
His war on drugs has incontestably caused the deaths of innocent Americans, and the Federal government clearly has no Constitutional authority to legislate or act in this matter. This man is by definition a terrorist, and he is acting outside of law. Why are there not consequences for his actions?
Let’s face the reality that we are armed to kill tyrants like Jeff Sessions if it comes to that, let’s do this the smart way, and try to use the “law” to address this tyranny before it becomes so extreme that we must resort to our last resort — the cartridge box.
This paradigm needs to spread. If enough Americans take the time to educate their fellow “useful idiots” then perhaps we could see the rightful execution of people like Hillary Clinton, and Jeff Sessions. Or we can have a civil war. It’s your choice.
Here is another article that questions whether we need a standing army in blue , that does little other than enforce illitimate laws. I.e Laws that violate the Constitution or are on their face immoral and violate your rights:
Natural News calls for Jeff Sessions to resign after the U.S. Attorney General declares war on legalized cannabis
Natural News) With so much lawbreaking by Hillary Clinton and members of former President Obama’s inner circle that has severely harmed U.S. national security, while at the same time destroying the public’s trust in our justice system, you’d think that Attorney General Jeff Sessions would have more than enough of a caseload to keep him and his prosecutors busy for years.
You’d think that. But you’d be wrong.
Instead of going after ‘high crimes’ committed by public servants that put our republic in grave danger, Sessions is instead hyper-focused on…pot.
Now, it seems, Trump’s AG believes marijuana poses a bigger threat to public law and order than, say, mishandling reams of classified information that can be used by our enemies to blackmail our officials, undermine our diplomatic efforts, and generally put all 323 million-plus Americans in grave danger…. Read More
I sure don’t endorse this attack, but most “flag flyers” turn my damn stomach, as flying a piece of cloth is the ONLY thing that they do to defend liberty. It is you and I that defend liberty, not “the troops” fighting illegitimate foreign wars for dubious purposes.
It also is my observation that flying pieces of cloth is not a very effective way to retain our liberties, but education is:
“An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” often attributed to Thomas Jefferson
No truer words have ever been uttered IMHO.
Like I said I do not endorse violence as a response to someone’s free speech, as I have personally experienced this past year, from both a thug in a blue costume, (here) (thug Mullins was his name) and a business owner in Seymour MO. Unfortunately in my case there will be no justice in either case.
Update: The world is going nuts. Today I thought I was going to have to defend myself against a priest of all people. Even the clergy it seems are not immune from this mental illness. Father Dennis J. Cooney ( email me if you want his phone number) of St Raphael Catholic Church likely had never had anyone rebut his dogma. Organized “churches” demand unthinking submission to their dogma, and it enraged him to the point of near violence when he encountered someone that could actually think, and rebut him. He then began an irrational straw man attack on myself… then the ad hominem attacks. It was a far cry from the adult civil discussion, that I envisioned, nor the help with a critical personal crisis that I was trying to adress.
This man has a reputation for “having a temper”. No one is willing to confront him, ( I tried to get an involved party to do so) so his despicable behavior continues for decades, as I understand, after all he’s is a sinner, and God will forgive him so he has zero motivation to change. There are no repercussions for “a man of God” The most ludicrous thing happened as I was leaving the man had the unmitigated gall to say “God bless you” after this behavior.
Has the DSM listed the mental illness of attacking people for their speech yet? I would not hold my breath.
In closing to quote the late Joyce Riley one must do the “right and honorable thing”, regardless of the consequences, and when you speak “Truth to Power” (here, here & here) there are usually violent consequences. I humbly ask that you pray for MFP, and just as importantly, perhaps even more that you take action.
An elderly man is proving to be unflappable after his neighbor allegedly raged on him because of the American flag flying in the man’s front yard.
The (Florida) Citrus County Chronicle reports on the Christmas Eve attack:
Lucille Blanchard, 50, of South Spice Wood Terrace, Lecanto, at 1:48 p.m. Dec. 24 on a felony charge of battery on a person over the age of 65 and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft.
According to her arrest affidavit, “Blanchard is accused (of) grabbing her 69-year-old neighbor by his shirt and pushing him backward, then stealing his American flag valued at approximately $15.”
She was reportedly “upset that her neighbor had a flag in his front yard and came over to remove it when the altercation occurred,” the paper reports.
Thank you Dave Hodges!
Great minds as they say great minds must think alike. I have spent all morning trying to put my thoughts together on what passes for “Christianity” today.
I want to say pick a side people. Good or Evil. At best riding the fence is going to get you an arse full of splinters, and quite likley a lot worse.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. ~Pastor Martin Niemöller
“Join or Die” ~Benjamin Franklin
“We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang” ~Benjamin Franklin
As this Sunday comes and goes, I will not be attending my former church. With a scant few exceptions the church has been invaded in the same manner that our Constitution has been obliterated. Why won’t I be attending my church? Because I want to save my soul for eternity.
Refusing to Stand Up to Evil
As the country struggles to come to grip with the unscreened immigrant invasion, which includes the importation of an unknown amount of Muslim terrorists, our economy is threatened like never before, our collective health and our national security is at extreme risk, and yet, we are unable to look to our churches to provide the leadership needed in this time of crisis. Most concerning is the fact that our country is being overrun by unscreened Muslims from areas of the world that hate Americans. Our FBI says 10% are likely terrorists. As a result, we are staring down the real possiblity that we are going to be facing multiple San Bernardino incidents. Yet, your pastor is silent. Christians are not being admitted as immigrants under the refugee/resettlement program from the Middle East. Christians are being beheaded, yet the Obama administration has condemned our Christian brothers, in certain parts of the Middle East, to a certain and brutal death, often by beheading. We admit many of the executioners to our country, but not the persecuted. In some parts of the world, being a Christian is a death sentence. If your pastor does not speak about this on Sunday. he is complicit with his silence….. Read More
If you own or rent a home, you likely feel a need to have insurance on it. Even though the probability of needing it is extremely slim. I have lived in “homes” (including tents and vehicles) for going on 60 years, and have yet to experience a fire.
If you have been paying attention to what is going on in the world, you know that the deep state (2) is in a panic. They have lost political power, and if they do nothing people like Hillary Clinton are going to jail for the rest of their lives. They are desperate, they pulled the false flag of 911 to get you into a panic, and allow them to take your God given rights. Since 911 there have been a least a dozen other false flags. They are desperate, and know no bounds in their efforts to regain control to enslave, control and subjugate us.
This is the reason that they brought in a fifth column of illegal immigrants in the US that is poised to reign terror down upon all of us. That is the reason that they have allowed tens of thousands of terrorists into this country. That is the reason that we have FEMA prison camps in every state. That is the reason that our churches, and Christianity have been infiltrated, and adopted Satanic principles. (2, 3MFP article ) That is the reason that the Deep State is openly threatening to kill President Trump.
That is the reason that we have CIA operatives in all of the mainstream press newsrooms. That is the reason that the bio-weapons labs that are all over this country have pathogens that are contained under ridiculously inadequate security. That is the reason that we allow North Korea to orbit two satellites (2) over us in the perfect orbit to kill 90% of us with an EMP strike. That is the reason that treasonous factions in the government allowed Communist Chinese troops to participate in the US military’s electrical grid down drills. That is the reason that we are forced to have centralized water that can be cut off. That is the reason the cell network was not allowed to be free market, and use spread spectrum technology. That is the reason the government has mandated kill switches so that they control on all of our media and news sources. That is the reason why your gasoline is designed so that you can not store it long term. That is the reason that we have out of control militarized police. That is the reason that we have brainwashing government schools. That is the reason that the NSA knows what you order from Amazon, (2) and from your cell phone every person you have called, what you have said, and where you have been. That is the reason that small farmers hands are often tied and must sell to big agriculture rather than to you the consumer. That is the reason that fluoride is put in the water and the dosage can be increased at any time. That is the reason why they have purposely destroyed our economy. All of the above are not examples of your government doing it’s legitimate job but rather it working to enslave the population.
And finally there are literally thousands of other “regulations” that are designed not to protect us, but rather to control us.
They have left behind a thousand dead man switches to take us down in the eventuality that they lost political power, and now they have lost power.
With many of them facing long jail terms, and possible execution, what do you think the probability is of them throwing one or more of these dead-man switches? Clearly hundreds of times higher than the risk of your home burning down, yet no one seems to be willing to do anything at all to either prepare for what is very likely coming, nor to speak out in order to either stop this or to mitigate the death toll and violence that is coming.
What does scripture say about criminals, time and time and time again? It says to act. It says to demand that they be forced to make things right by paying restitution. Not to sit in your churches with your thumb up your ass doing nothing. Modern day US Christians are doing exactly what the Christians in Nazi Germany did. Nothing to stop the evil! Even though scripture is replete with directives for us to demand justice. The greatest Commandment says to love one another. Is allowing Satanic forces to make this world a living, unjust hell, “loving one another?” You be the judge….he is watching, and I don’t think he is too happy with the human race’s apathy and walk with evil.
Considering all of the above , I like Albert Einstein have a very low opinion of the human race:
“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”
Considering all of the above, I like Gandhi have a very low opinion of modern day Christians:
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
No one but God knows that is going to pass. But I do know with absolute certainly that the Satanic Deep State is going to try to hold onto power and use the tools that they have embedded into our sytem. Anyone with the slightest bit of discernment, would have to recognize that the probabilities are high enough, that to not act is a decision of incredible stupidity. You had better act soon, logic and reason say that the next false flag is going to be a big one, and a lot of us are going to die if we do not act.
Modern day “Christianity” may be more than a little misdirected. In 200 years of liberty, Christians by their silence, have allowed to happen to this country what Christians allowed to happen in Nazi Germany.
Consider the following observations of John Whitehead:
“Two thousand years later … the memory of the revolutionary zealot who walked across Galilee gathering an army of disciples with the goal of establishing the Kingdom of God on earth, the magnetic preacher who defied the authority of the Temple priesthood in Jerusalem, the radical Jewish nationalist who challenged the Roman occupation and lost, has been almost completely lost to history.” ― Reza Aslan, religious scholar
The Christmas narrative of a baby born in a manger is a familiar one.
The Roman Empire, a police state in its own right, had ordered that a census be conducted. Joseph and his pregnant wife Mary traveled to the little town of Bethlehem so that they could be counted. There being no room for the couple at any of the inns, they stayed in a stable, where Mary gave birth to a baby boy. That boy, Jesus, would grow up to undermine the political and religious establishment of his day and was eventually crucified as a warning to others not to challenge the powers-that-be.
But what if Jesus, the revered preacher, teacher, radical and prophet, had been born 2,000 years later? How would Jesus’ life have been different had he be born and raised in the American police state?
Consider the following if you will.
Had Jesus been born in the year 2015…
Rather than traveling to Bethlehem for a census, Jesus’ parents would have been mailed a 28-page American Community Survey, a mandatory government questionnaire documenting their habits, household inhabitants, work schedule, and even how many toilets were in their home, etc. The penalty for not responding to this invasive survey would have resulted in a fine of $5,000.
Instead of being born in a manger, Jesus might have been born at home. Rather than wise men and shepherds bringing gifts, however, the baby’s parents might have been forced to ward off visits from state social workers intent on prosecuting them for the home birth. One couple in Washington had all three of their children removed after social services objected to the two youngest being birthed in an unassisted home delivery.
Once in school, Jesus would have been drilled in lessons of compliance and obedience to government authorities, all the while learning little about his own rights. And if he dared to challenge school officials, he might have found himself suspended under a school zero tolerance policy that punishes minor infractions (such as doodling or talking in class) as harshly as more serious offenses (such as bringing a weapon to class).
According to scripture, Jesus, at the age of twelve, wandered the temple courts in Jerusalem alone and unsupervised. Today, had Jesus disappeared for a few hours let alone days, his parents would have been handcuffed, arrested and jailed for parental negligence. Parents across the country have been arrested for far less “offenses” such as allowing their children to walk to the park unaccompanied and play in their front yard alone.
Rather than disappearing from the history books from his early teenaged years to adulthood, Jesus’ movements and personal data—including his biometrics—would have been documented, tracked, monitored and filed by governmental agencies and corporations such as Google and Microsoft. Incredibly, 95 percent of school districts share their student records with outside companies contracted to manage the data.
Had his travels taken him from community to community, Jesus might have been reported to government officials as “suspicious” under the Department of Homeland Security’s “See Something, Say Something” programs. Many states, including New York, are providing individuals with phone apps that allow them to take photos of suspicious activity and report them to their state Intelligence Center, where they are reviewed and forwarded to law-enforcement agencies.
Perceived as a dissident and a potential threat to the government’s power, Jesus might have had government spies planted among his followers in order to monitor his activities, report on his movements, and entrap him into breaking the law.
Assuming Jesus used the internet to spread his radical message of peace and love, he might have found his blog posts infiltrated by government spies attempting to undermine his integrity, discredit him or plant incriminating information online about him. At the very least, he would have had his website hacked and his email monitored.
Had Jesus attempted to feed large crowds of people, he would have been threatened with arrest for violating various ordinances prohibiting the distribution of food without a permit. Florida officials arrested a 90-year-old man for feeding the homeless on a public beach.
Had Jesus spoken publicly about his 40 days in the desert and his conversations with the devil, he might have been labeled mentally ill and detained in a psych ward against his will for a mandatory involuntary psychiatric hold with no access to family or friends. One Virginia man was arrested, strip searched, handcuffed to a table, diagnosed as having “mental health issues,” and locked up for five days in a mental health facility against his will apparently because of his slurred speech and unsteady gait.
Rather than having armed guards capture Jesus in a public place, government officials would have ordered that a SWAT team carry out a raid on Jesus and his followers, complete with flash-bang grenades and military equipment. There are upwards of 80,000 such SWAT team raids carried out every year, many on unsuspecting Americans who have no defense against such government invaders, even when such raids are done in error.
Instead of being detained by Roman guards, Jesus might have been made to “disappear” into a secret government detention center where he would have been interrogated, tortured and subjected to all manner of abuses. Chicago police “disappeared” more than 7,000 people into a secret, off-the-books interrogation warehouse at Homan Square.
“PRISM” lets the NSA access emails, video chats, instant messages, and other content sent via Facebook, Google, Apple and others. “Upstream” lets the NSA worm its way into the internet backbone—the cables and switches owned by private corporations like AT&T that make the internet into a global network—and scan traffic for the communications of tens of thousands of individuals labeled “targets.”
Under Section 702, the government collects and analyzes over 250 million internet communications every year. There are estimates that at least half of these contain information about U.S. residents, many of whom have done nothing wrong. This information is then shared with law enforcement and “routinely used for purposes unrelated to national security.”
Mind you, this is about far more than the metadata collection that Edward Snowden warned us about, which was bad enough. Section 702 gives the government access to the very content of your conversations (phone calls, text messages, video chats), your photographs, your emails. As Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., warned, “This is not just who you send it to, but what’s in it.”
Unfortunately, Big Brother doesn’t relinquish power easily.
The Police State doesn’t like restrictions…… Read More