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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 01:27 PM

3. Thank you to everyone who made or appeared in or are distributing that video.

I'm going to be very rude here.

Anyone who is not outraged by the scope of the surveillance and its intrusion into our personal lives, its damage to our privacy and our ability to express ourselves and our opinions publicly are simple-minded.

Just simple-minded.

They do not understand the complexity of our democracy. They have no knowledge of history. They do not think rationally. They are emotionally overly dependent on authority and trust it too much for their own good.

Surveillance of criminal suspects based on probable cause -- yes in many cases.

Surveillance of anyone not suspected of a crime or without probable cause -- no.

Any surveillance of private or semi-private communications on the internet is unreasonable.

We should have laws prohibiting government OR COMMERCIAL interests of placing our personal interactions on the internet under surveillance without our specific agreement for each instance of surveillance. I would not mind if yarn distributors watch my shopping habits online. I do mind if someone is watching my shopping for books or my posts on DU. I do mind if someone is watching those in my family who are on Facebook.

Let's take back our privacy. We aren't terrorists. We aren't committing crimes. The government should not be wasting our money and its time on scooping up our internet activities.

No to any surveillance by anyone of private, law-abiding citizens.

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