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Don't Trust the Government with Your Privacy, Property or Your Freedoms

• https://www.rutherford.org By John & Nisha Whitehe

When you consider all the ways "we the people" are being bullied, beaten, bamboozled, targeted, tracked, repressed, robbed, impoverished, imprisoned and killed by the government, one can only conclude that you shouldn't trust the government with your privacy, your property, your life, or your freedoms.

Consider for yourself.

Don't trust the government with your privacy, digital or otherwise. In the two decades since 9/11, the military-security industrial complex has operated under a permanent state of emergency that, in turn, has given rise to a digital prison that grows more confining and inescapable by the day. Wall-to wall surveillance, monitored by AI software and fed to a growing network of fusion centers, render the twin concepts of privacy and anonymity almost void. By conspiring with corporations, the Department of Homeland Security "fueled a massive influx of money into surveillance and policing in our cities, under a banner of emergency response and counterterrorism." For instance, all across the country, police are installing Flock Safety license plate readers as part of a public-private partnership program between police and the surveillance industry. These cameras, which upload data in real time to fusion crime centers, signal a turning point in the transition from a police state to a police-driven surveillance state.

Don't trust the government with your property. In yet another effort to legitimize warrantless searches, police are employing "hit-and-hold" tactics in which police enter a home, carry out an initial sweep of the property, handcuff the occupants, then wait for official search warrants to be secured and applied retroactively. In the meantime, police have managed to bypass the Fourth Amendment. 

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Comment by PureTrust
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Isn't our government a "Government of the People, by the People, and for the People?" Where does that saying come from? John Wycliffe wrote in the prologue to his translation of the Bible, “The Bible is for the Government of the People, by the People, and for the People.” When government people disobey their Oaths of Office, the rest of us government need to be filing tons of lawsuits, claims of injury, with compensation demanded. After all, in the US, we be the government.



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