Friday, November 23, 2007

Get back in your stall.

Federal officials are routinely asking courts to order cellphone companies to furnish real-time tracking data so they can pinpoint the whereabouts of drug traffickers, fugitives and other criminal suspects, according to judges and industry lawyers.

In some cases, judges have granted the requests without requiring the government to demonstrate that there is probable cause to believe that a crime is taking place or that the inquiry will yield evidence of a crime. Privacy advocates fear such a practice may expose average Americans to a new level of government scrutiny of their daily lives.

Some in my audience believe me on this point, others do not: The federal "government" acts wholly in and on behalf of moneyed interests. The government isn't for you. You have not had lawful government since at least 1913. (When organized monetary theft was legalized with the Federal Reserve Act.) The FBI, for example, acts for bankers who hate the Liberty Dollar because they cannot counterfeit it.

And this "fugitives and other criminal suspects" bit? That HR 1959 bill effectively makes political dissent illegal. That makes "criminals" out of any who would express political dissent like "maybe war isn't such a good idea." This cellphone tracking makes it possible to locate someone for easy snatching off the street.

The "government" can designate anyone a criminal.

"Drug traffickers! Baby eaters! Mother humpers and father rapers! ...And, uh, other criminal suspects, like, um... you."

The federal "government" operates exclusively in two modes:
  1. As an instrument of coercion for the gain of an organized crime syndicate, while
  2. Throwing a few bones to the people to make them think that it works for them.
Some would say, "Chris, you're silly. Aren't you being a little paranoid? You would allow your friends and family to track you by your cellphone... Why not the government? We're here to protect you... From the drugs. And the terriss."

Yeah, I've heard this argument before. Just a couple differences here: One, I can turn the tracking feature off and can also decide who among my circle may track me, and, two, my friends and family do not consider gang rape and waterboarding and (forced) cum eating to be appropriate behavior.

I am willing to give friends and family a key to my house. I would not extend the same privilege to the village troglodytes, who have demonstrated themselves unsuited for polite company.

Government employees have conducted themselves as animals. Let them stay in the barn. But do not EVER allow them into the house.