Thursday, September 22, 2011

Do You Mind If Uncle Sam Hears This?

Nat Hentoff | FBI Is on Your Cell Phone. Do You Care?
(art: MCT/The Raleigh News & Observer) 
Nat Hentoff, Reader Supported News 
Excerpt: "As I, and others have reported, the Department of Justice's Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative, or NSI, enlists 'We the People' to spy on possible seditious Americans among us and report them to the FBI and local and state police. We are ordered to do this in obedience to the 'If You See Something, Say Something' campaign. It's up to you to define 'suspicious.' This is what our America has become." 


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said: "Here we have the world's most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations, their communications with each other, and their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to US Intelligence." Facebook is not being run by the state, but the state keeps its eye on Facebook. Years ago, George Orwell's "1984" had a large reading audience. Where are they now?
Judge Learned Hand warned us: "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it."

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