Today, July 4th, it’s time to begin to take back our liberty from government bullies, elected officials, and corporate seducers who are seizing it from us under the guise of security. This slippery slope of claims justifying government spying on the citizenry will eventually result in dehumanizing the populace, as argued powerfully by philosopher Michael Lynch in this NYTimes article.  ¶ A protest action is called for on this holiday famous for celebration of liberty. Funds might be contributed to such respected public defenders as the Electronic Frontier Foundation or the American Civil Liberties Union (which is suing the US Government over these 4th amendment abuses of our privacy). The best way to celebrate liberty is by defending it!

This quote by President John F. Kennedy, below, may contain a chilling insight, considering how Occupy Wall Street was prevented from holding banksters accountable, and how the US Air Force has hired contractors as “sock puppets” to insert false comments into social media:

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. ~JFK

AMENDMENT IV, United States Constitution:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.




  1. “THE MOVIE” ~begin paste~
    Most Americans who know anything about the National Security Agency probably got their mental picture of it from a 1998 thriller called ENEMY OF THE STATE. A lawyer (Will Smith), swept up by mistake into the system of total surveillance, suddenly finds his life turned upside down, his family watched and harassed, his livelihood taken from him and the records of his conduct altered and criminalised. He is saved by a retired NSA analyst (Gene Hackman) who knows the organisation from innards to brains and hates every cog and gear that drives it. This ally is a loner. He has pulled back his way of life and associations to a minimum, and lives now in a desolate building called The Jar, which he has proofed against spying and tricked out with anti-listening armour, decoy-signal devices and advanced encryption-ware. From his one-man fortress, he leads the hero to turn the tables on the agency and to expose one of its larger malignant operations. Michael Hayden, who became the director of the NSA in 1999, saw the movie and told his workers they had an image problem: the agency had to change its ways and inspire the trust of citizens. But in 2001 Hayden, like many other Americans, underwent a galvanic change of consciousness and broke through to the other side. In the new era, in order to fight a new enemy, he saw that the United States must be equipped with a secret police as inquisitive and capable as the police of a totalitarian state, though of course more scrupulous. Gripped by the same fever and an appetite for power all his own, Dick Cheney floated the idea of Total Information Awareness (soliciting Americans to spy on their neighbours to fight terrorism), but found the country not yet ready for it. So he took the project underground and executed it in secret. Cheney issued the orders, his lawyer David Addington drew up the . . . read more @ source:
    Mary says EAGLE EYE is another movie with a similar theme. And an older one, with Robert Redford, is SNEAKERS.

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