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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bigger Government = Less Privacy

Arguably our most famous founding father, Benjamen Franklin passionately declared, "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." Currently, these words come across loud and clear as we sacrifice liberty in the name of safety [hand-in hand with computer technology] the more exposed our citizenry is sacrificing its Fourth Amendment rights.

Franklin's testimony about liberty vs. security is just as relevant now as it was first orated in 1775. As our Founding Fathers fought against the tyranny of British monarchists, our current Constitutionalists use their First Amendment rights against out of control government. These freedom fighters are standing up against the DC insiders, who resemble oligarchs, pretending to duke it out under the guise of the Democratic and Republican Parties. I simply refer to most of these sheep as "modern day progressives."

Give Up Liberty to Gain Security

Beltway insiders are surrendering every one's liberties in order to create "safety." So, where is this so called "safety zone?" Is playing the role of "big brother" really helping our citizenship to stay secured?

The answer is not just a plain no, but a "HELL NO!" To demolish the Fourth Amendment,["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."]and strike it out with a permanent black marker, politicians and lobbyists create a post-constitutional society which strips citizens of this inalienable right.. By creating an enormous mega government, inhabitants of the United States gives up its once taken for granted right to be left alone.

Will Deserve Neither And Lose Both

I am fully convinced that America is proceeding to more dangerous turf as legislation is piled up, one on top of another. As I comment about how our Fourth Amendment rights to avoid unreasonable searches and seizures are being brought to light, it is becoming more evident that with every statist advocating to increase the size of government, a few more federal departments are added while computer technology is used to track citizen data, directly or indirectly.

Legislative tyranny is self evident every time a lobbyist, big or small, pulls the perpetual wool over the television addicted masses. While many more individuals are now taking on the Jeffersonian model of proactively educating themselves in civics and history, the vast majority of unstudied citizens do not understand the role that a few corrupt self interest/corporate lobbyists are trumping the original intent of the United State's Constitution... legislation in the name of "We the people, not special interests!"

Franklin's wisdom about the subject of liberty and security is just as relevant in this twenty first century digital age as it was during the age of the colonial printing presses. Asides from corrupt lobbyists benefiting by creating "safety minded" legislation, we the people are lied to by the ever expanding government to the point of surrendering our god given Fourth Amendment rights by the punch of a few computer keystrokes.


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