Look Out! Patriot Act Part 2
Our esteemed colleagues over at E.F.F have some dismal news for freedom loving Americans. Congress voted to extend the expiring provisions of the Patriot Act for three months, while they contemplate a reformed version.
I don't know about you but I view the Patriot Act as an end run around our rights as Americans. Let's face it our beloved cyber world is under attack by the FBI because they want the keys to the data servers. I want a million dollars and early retirement, we all know that isn't going to happen!
It's disturbing to know nothing is sacred, even though the Supreme Court upheld expectation of privacy for electronic media. What good are laws if the Government can as we say in Microsoft world "WORK AROUND" them listening to our phones, reading our e-mails, we have been living the last ten years of our lives on candid camera.
George Orwell was right "Big Brother" has assumed control. 1984 was postponed until now due to technology restraints.
Today technology isn’t a problem, what we’re doing with it is. Most of the people on this planet right now can have access to the sum of our knowledge in one convenient package, the computer. Quite a few of us use it for evil pursuits, stealing money, data, or whatever will sell.
The US Government in my opinion is the worst abuser of cyber space; they successfully turned a public assembly into a way to watch everyone at will. This does not seem to be the same dream of our fore fathers; History tells use the first settlers to this land fled religious persecution. They grew tired of having their doors kicked in and they’re homes tossed, sound familiar?
Reading and listening to private communiqués is ILLEGAL without the necessary warrants, and court orders say the Supreme Court. As an American I expect my Government to obey the law and if they don’t like the law purpose a new one or get the old one abolished. You can’t “WORKAROUND” the will of the people. To do anything other than uphold our well established rights profanes the name of every citizen that has made or is making a sacrifice for this country.
To let the Government know you are opposed to the Patriot Act Click Here to write Congress.