Americas Big Brother

“And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD Is My Banner,”               Exodus 17:15

George Orwell’s “1984” Big Brother
is alive and well in
2013 America!

Barack Obama’s
“Newspeak”
proves it:

‘I think it’s important to understand that you can’t have 100 percent security and then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience,’ Obama said. ‘We’re going to have to make some choices as a society.’      Read more: http://patriotupdate.com/2013/06/obama-you-cant-have-100-security-and-100-privacy/#ixzz2W5K2H89T

Those who would give up Essential Liberty
to purchase a little Temporary Safety,
deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

[For the history of this quote and other analyses: http://kevincraig.us/tempsec.htm ]

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“While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman and they will not escape.”  1 Thessalonians 5:3

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Big Brother Barack Obama has instituted infrastructure making “1984” a reality in the second decade of the 21st Century.

“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.”  Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights.

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“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”  Thomas Jefferson

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Elected officials in our Federal Government of both parties have stretched the Constitution beyond the limits.  The Fourth Amendment is clear in declaring the scope of protection it guarantees to We the Sovereign American People, in our inviolate Right to be safe from governmental spying upon our lives, without specific sworn testimony of probable cause that a crime has been committed.

The description, “…persons, houses, papers, and effects,…” clearly shows the  Framers’ intent -

  • my phone calls are a modern-day extension of “my effects;”
  • my internet activity is a modern-day extension of “my papers;”
  • my private activities are conducted in a modern-day extension of my house and/or in the capacity of “my person;”
  • internet activities include an extension of my constitutionally protected “right to travel,” just as is the right to operate and/or ride in a private vehicle and to travel by public transportation.

On the last one, I am confident that the Framers and the Citizens who insisted that this and the other Nine Amendments become part of the Constitution, would agree that modern technology has provided us with many means of “travel” undreamed of in their time.  Not having had such miracles at their disposal, had they been given a glimpse into the Future – our comparatively wondrous time – they would have fully apprehended the freedom of travel that all modern forms truly provide; including the right to travel by horse or carriage when so one chooses.

Claims and court decisions to the contrary, when I purchase the use of a company’s equipment for my private communications and/or “travel” via surfing the ‘net, I do not give-up my right to the private nature of my actions.

The requirement for Warrants is obviously the mechanism for insuring the Right to Privacy inherent in this Amendment.  Blanket Warrants expanded to cover ANY American under the sworn accusation of probable criminal acts other than the person against whom the warrant legitimately issued, are without doubt unconstitutional.

Any finagling and wordsmithing to the contrary is wrong.  Any action taken by government directly, or through intimidation of private entities, to monitor and/or gather private information without probable cause is unconstitutional.

“Laws” to the contrary are unconstitutional.

Just because two or more branches of government collude to pretend lawfulness and constitutionality, does not make it so.

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Added to the basic fact of the spying, it is also glaringly obvious that the federal government is stealing billions of taxpayer dollars to support and store the information it is gathering on every American, and Others, in this Nation, who owns and/or uses a cellular telephone, and everyone who uses a computer online.  (See below for more on the gathering, storage, and use of our data.)

There is only one reason for a government to amass
such mega amounts of data on its citizenry.

This is not happening to catch terrorists!

It may or may not be used for that purpose.

I, for One, do not believe everything the government says!

The ONLY PURPOSE for such activity is
to use it against the
PRIVATE LIVES OF
WE THE SOVEREIGN AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!

Example on-point: the recently publicized Obama Internal Revenue Service’s unconstitutional treatment of hundreds of citizen groups applying for 501(c)4 status, as it imposed inexcusable processing delays and – with penalty of perjury – demanded that constitutionally protected information be supplied.

aerial view of NSA Utah Data Center in Bluffdale

THE NSA

collecting data on YOU, without a warrant.

    NSA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 30th, 2013
    http://nsa.gov1.info/utah-data-center/index.html

The NSA website states:

We held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Utah Data Center today
[code-named Bumblehive] in celebration of the completion of the
exterior building construction.
[Please note the collectivism-inspired “Bumblehive.”]

The NSA’s position:

[In true, “1984” Collectivist/Progressive “Newspeak:”]

“Your Data:
If You Have Nothing to Hide,
You Have Nothing to Fear”

http://nsa.gov1.info/data/index.html

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If they have the audacity to blatantly conduct fishing expeditions, who really believes the terabytes of information they are storing gathered from secret surveillance against ALL AMERICANS would not be treasure troves for tyrannical government?

DATA COLLECTION DIAGRAM FROM NSA

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It doesn’t matter what “party” is in power, the beginning of the surveillance was under the Bush Administration.  The Obama Administration is expanding it exponentially, under the guise of the Patriot Act, Section 215, which DOES NOT AUTHORIZE the metadata gathering from EVERYBODY!!!  But, has apparently lent itself to broad imposition taking advantage of the FISC (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) having no wriggle-room if the administration presents appropriately written documentation.  For one analysis of Section 215 and its implementation:
http://www.emptywheel.net/2013/06/06/jim-sensenbrenners-horseshit-claims-of-innocence/

There are RINO“Republicans”
who think the Patriot Act is
ALL JUST FINE!!!

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Barack Obama has pulled a “Mega Flip-Flop” from his pre-occupancy of the presidency days.  For a video and the article from which the following excerpts were pulled: http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-now-defends-surveillance-programs-he-opposed/article/2531576

“If someone wants to know why their own government has decided to go on a fishing expedition through every personal record or private document — through library books they’ve read and phone calls they’ve made — this legislation gives people no rights to appeal the need for such a search in a court of law. No judge will hear their plea, no jury will hear their case. This is just plain wrong.” - Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., discussing the Patriot Act, December 2005

“As a senator, Obama warned about U.S. intelligence agencies going on “fishing expeditions,” lamenting the monitoring of innocent Americans’ library books and phone records. Now he calls the collection of millions of phone records — even for those with no connection to government investigations — a “critical tool” in protecting the homeland.”
http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-now-defends-surveillance-programs-he-opposed/article/2531576

Another excerpt from an analysis of relevant statements from both parties:

(CNN) — One congressman says it’s “shocking” how the Obama administration is now using the Patriot Act. But a senator says the secret court order for American phone records is “lawful.”… Former Vice President Al Gore wrote on Twitter: “Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous?”  http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/06/us/patriot-act-verizon

Even the Collectivist/Progressive ACLU is against both actions: http://betanews.com/2013/06/12/aclu-joins-the-party-files-challenge-against-the-nsa-and-verizon/

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THE ACTIONS

The federal government is obtaining data on billions of phone calls without probable cause via FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Warrant.  On 6/12/13, on Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor,” Senator Rand Paul said that it looks like ALL CELLPHONE CALLS are tracked, not just Verizon calls.  Senator Paul also wrote an article for Fox News.  Both are found here: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/06/12/sorry-mr-obama-constitution-is-not-negotiable/.   Here is an excerpt from the article:

“In the United States, we are supposed to have a government that is limited with its parameters established by our Constitution. This notion that the federal government can monitor everyone’s phone data is a major departure from how Americans have traditionally viewed the role of government.

“If this is acceptable practice, as the White House and many in both parties now say it is, then there are literally no constitutional protections that can be guaranteed anymore to citizens.

“In the name of security, say our leaders, the Constitution has become negotiable….”
The Read more link to the same page: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/06/12/sorry-mr-obama-constitution-is-not-negotiable/#ixzz2W4emZYPS

The National Security Agency (NSA) is also conducting Internet spying through the servers of at least nine internet service companies.  Everything we do online is open to unconstitutional spying.

Excerpts from the Guardian:

“The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.

Prism

“The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called Prism, which allows officials to collect material including search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats, the document says.

PRISM slide crop

“The Guardian has verified the authenticity of the document, a 41-slide PowerPoint presentation – classified as top secret with no distribution to foreign allies – which was apparently used to train intelligence operatives on the capabilities of the program. The document claims “collection directly from the servers” of major US service providers.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/us-tech-giants-nsa-data

“The Obama administration is invoking an obscure legal privilege to avoid judicial scrutiny of its secret collection of the communications of potentially millions of Americans.

“Civil liberties lawyers trying to hold the administration to account through the courts for its surveillance of phone calls and emails of American citizens have been repeatedly stymied by the government’s recourse to the “military and state secrets privilege”. The precedent, rarely used but devastating in its legal impact, allows the government to claim that it cannot be submitted to judicial oversight because to do so it would have to compromise national security.

“The government has cited the privilege in two active lawsuits being heard by a federal court in the northern district of California – Virginia v Barack Obama et al, and Carolyn Jewel v the National Security Agency. In both cases, the Obama administration has called for the cases to be dismissed on the grounds that the government’s secret activities must remain secret.

“Over the last week, three main prongs of top secret government intelligence activity have come to light. These are the dragnet collection and storage of Americans’ phone records; the exploitation of data from the world’s largest Internet companies with their apparent co-operation; and the casing of potential targets overseas for pre-emptive cyber-attacks.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/07/us-government-special-privilege-scrutiny-data

“The overarching story is unfolding on many fronts. The internet companies issued similarly worded, strong denials Friday of participation in the data exploitation programs, known by the NSA as Prism. We’ll look more closely today at contradictions between what the companies are saying and what leaked government documents show.”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/08/nsa-surveillance-prism-obama-live

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The “Justice” Department under Attorney General Eric Holder,

wiretapped the phones of twenty members of the press, and personally signed-off on an unjustified and unconstitutional warrant application against Fox Newsman James Rosen.  Holder recently lied to Congress by saying he had nothing to do with such actions against the press just before the Rosen case and Holder’s own involvement becoming public.

The Treasury Department

Already proven rogue in its blatantly unconstitutional actions against groups applying for 501(c)4 status, the Internal Revenue Service is expanding to include 16,000 Obamacare Enforcers, as millions of private, patient medical records have already been transferred into IRS hands.

The infrastructure putting private personal information on every person in America into those “dirty hands,” is well on its way to creating a federal government database that will enable

instant Executive Branch access to ALL OF AMERICA’S PERSONAL DATA, along with that being gathered and stored from cellphone records and the Internet, at the whim of unscrupulous governmental officials and/or “lone wolves” to abuse at will.

The president (now, and whomever that is in the future) will hold unprecedented, UNCONSTITUTIONAL, TYRANNICAL POWER over the lives of every American, and every person residing here to whom the government grants access to Obamacare.

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“…I am committed against every thing which, in my judgment, may weaken, endanger, or destroy [the Constitution]…and especially against all extension of Executive power; and I am committed against any attempt to rule the free people of this country by the power and the patronage of the Government itself….”  Daniel Webster

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In February, 2013, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), in an interview with TV One’s Roland Martin, extolled the virtues of Obama’s campaign database built by his “Organizing for America” campaign.

That campaign organization was later transformed into “Organizing for Action,” a 501(c)4.  I would surmise that this (c)4 was not subjected to months of delay and demands for information that the government has no constitutional authority to gather!

Following is an excerpt from Glenn Beck’s program:

“… Waters praised the President for putting together a campaign database that has information ‘about everything on every individual.’

“…sounds like this is starting to become a hobby of President Obama’s.

“‘And that database will have information about everything on every individual in ways that it’s never been done before,’ Waters said, referring to President Obama’s Organizing for America….

“‘… The inauguration represented the beginning of his second term, but it also represented the countdown to the end of his presidency. And the reality is, like anything else, you better get what you can while he’s there because, look, come 2016, that’s it,’ Martin said.

“‘I don’t know, and I think some people are missing something here,’ Waters said.

“’The president has put in place an organization that contains a kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life,’ she added. ‘That’s going to be very, very powerful.’…

“‘…I know she’s talking about Organizing for America here, but the same people that have put together this NSA thing are the same people that are doing his work,’ Glenn said. ‘This stuff exists and is out there.  Here’s why this is really important:  The line that she said, what he is leaving in place,’ that’s the same thing that those who are against the PATRIOT Act tried to tell dopes like me:  Once you put it in, you never get it out.’…

“‘…It’s the exact point, by the way, you made last week when you were talking about if Hitler had this technology at the time, there wouldn’t be a Jew left on the planet,’ Stu said. ‘That’s because he would be able ‑‑ he would have been able to find them.  He[They] wouldn’t have been able to move, they wouldn’t have been able to do anything.  There would be no escapes.’”
http://www.glennbeck.com/2013/06/10/president-obama-probably-wishes-maxine-waters-would-shhhhhhhh/

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For those who cry,
“It’s legal!  We aren’t breaking any laws!” -

NO UNCONSTITUTIONAL “LAW” IS LEGAL!!!

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It’s high-time

We the Sovereign American People

take back our Nation

and reestablish our Constitution!!!

[Peaceably!!!]

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No matter what the name is,

BIG BROTHER HAS NO PLACE IN THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!

Itasca Small

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“It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.  There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern.  They promise to be good master, but they mean to be masters.”  Daniel Webster