Privacy Protection and Treason

18 Jun

The discussion about privacy in all cases I have heard even from Congress and other political persons concern the symptoms instead of focusing on the real discussion of protecting the rights and safety of our citizens.  I don’t understand why we have been, as a people, put in a position of protecting terrorist and other criminals above the welfare of the citizens.  First we should determine if the laws protect law abiding citizens from harm. 


Don’t misunderstand accused citizens have rights which generally are stepped on my all law enforcement agencies.  This is another point and should be discussed separately.


If a person or persons plot to overthrow the government, kill one or more individual citizens whether in country or citizens in foreign countries, these persons should be considered terrorist.  At the point the plot exists, the citizenship of the perpetrators should never protect them from retaliation from our government.  Whatever it takes to protect the innocent citizens should be on the table. 


It is the plot or declaration that should make the difference.  If a person says to another person, “I am going to kill you or your family, or otherwise bring harm to them or their assets.”  The declarer just announced a plot to do harm to someone else.  At this point in time these people are declared not to have done anything yet.  This is a lie.  They have probably struck fear in the heart of the recipient of the declaration.  If this can be cohobated the declarer should be arrested as a terrorist.  That is an act of terror whether domestic or foreign.  The person could be reacting and not proactive, but this can be sorted out in the investigation.  


Most all domestic crime is money oriented.  In general people either want something someone else has or are taking advantage of people in secret.  There are the killings of rage and robbery killings.  There are the killings that are caused from drugs and other crime related causes which could fall into the definition of a plot.  Targeted killings whether domestic or foreign are a different category.  These are people either foreign or domestic that have decided to kill, maim, or otherwise violently disrupt our way of life.  I my opinion these people have renounced their citizenship. 


As a naturalized citizen that has taken an oath to uphold the constitution or a natural born citizen that is bound by the oath your fathers or even ancestors took to make this nation an independent republic, we have agreed to live by the laws of the United States “inadvisable with liberty and justice for all” which we all say when we recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.  Once we ignore the principles of the Constitution of the United States, we should not expect to be protected by them.


For instance Edward Snowden is a traitor.  He has and/or is putting the wellbeing of many people at risk.  This is a plot to undermine the principals of our government.  Instead of pussyfooting around, this man should be apprehended and summarily executed. No one can undo what he has done, but there should be no way he should be able to justify his actions.  He is not a whistleblower.  He is a traitor.  A whistleblower brings some wrong to the attention of those that can do something about the plight of injustice they have discovered.  Clearly not enough protection is given whistleblowers for they serve a very useful purpose and should be compensated for what they have done.


The problem seems to be what should be controlled by the states and what should be controlled by the federal government.  As soon as it is discovered that a crime either planned or committed is discovered or simply executed that is indiscriminately planned or carried out, the activity should be declared terrorism and be tried under the laws of treason.  As soon as the act is classified terrorism and/or treason the federal laws should prevail.


There are many examples of this type of crime. Now with the internet becoming a tool, we cannot allow the abuse of the internet unless it is regulated properly.


When the internet became available to the public and the search areas included finding people you wanted to find, it was basically free to all.  As the money hungry people began to see the possibility of making a profit from this great tool.  Agreements were made between governments and certain companies to let the governments deal with these companies, blocking the access to certain information from the general public.  The internet, in my opinion, is just like the radio waves, or the telephone frequencies owned by the people.  The internet must be regulated to a degree that we cannot become victims of all this information available.


First we must take control of the internet to the degree that it cannot be manipulated to indiscriminately allow personal information to be exploited in any way.  This would include the marketing use of the internet.  If someone wants to know what I buy, send me a survey.  I have discount cards, and if I buy milk from Kroger’s then they have a right to use that information.  I applied for their card.  However, they should not be able to give or sell that information to anyone else.  The act of volunteering my information by applying for the card should settle that point.  This should apply to all cards including credit cards.


However, if it is determined by a judge that I need to be watched or investigated, the government should be able to access the Kroger data base and determine whether or not the fact that I buy milk is important to the investigation going on.


Now how would we get there?  Before a judge would issue such an order patterns would have to immerge to show cause.  This would come from normal investigation using what is and has been available to law enforcement taking care not to overstep the citizen’s protection rights.


When a person that normally does not buy nitrates suddenly or continually purchases nitrates, there could be system that allows a store owner to report such abuse much like people are reported for buying excess amounts of Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride.  This type of data base should be legal and expected.  If citizens buy guns or large amounts of ammunition they should be reported by the store owners.


There should be no exceptions to these rules.  Information should be free to all from the data base.  This should not be a database that requires joining.  It should just be a database on the internet protected from anyone accessing the information to alter the results of the posts made to it.  Such protection does exist.


In the case of what would be terrorist or traitors, the federal government tends to want to keep this information secret, but it should not be.  It should be that I, as an average citizen, I notice someone doing something that seems to me to be abnormal.  I could look on the internet database and see that this person has been reported before for odd activity.  I then make my report.  My identity is protected as an informant from the general public, but not to the government agency that reads the report.  From this information the government can begin making a case for an investigation.  Only during a trial would the names of the reporting citizens be used if necessary.


We must change the way we look at criminals, terrorist, and traitors in the country if we want to protect it.  We must change the way we protect the rights of privacy.  We are in a different age of information.  We must at all costs change the way we approach privacy without giving a benefit to a few corporation to make money.  Any system we create must be owned and controlled by the federal government.  The state governments must not be able to control it away from the federal government because the state might be trying to plot against federal lawt.


Our prison system is so antiquated and confused as to who should be in jail for what purpose we desperately need to redefine the classification of who we now call criminals and house them separately with help to those that can be saved while just keeping the hardened criminal sequestered from the public.

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