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Preserving Government’s Capacity to Spy on Americans

23 May

The "very concerned" U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch [courtesy Google Images]

The “very concerned” U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch
[courtesy Google Images]

Last week, the Huffington Post reported in “Loretta Lynch: ‘I Am Very Concerned’ For Americans If A Key Section Of The Patriot Act Expires,” that:

 

“Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the USA Freedom Act, which would reform aspects of the Patriot Act and put an end to the government’s bulk collection of phone records.

Section 215 [of the Patriot Act] has been the legal basis for the intelligence community’s bulk metadata collection.

“U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she’s ‘very concerned‘ about what could happen if section 215 of the Patriot Act, set to expire June 1, is not reauthorized by Congress.

“My biggest fear is that we will lose important eyes on people who have made it clear that their mission is to harm American people here and abroad,” Lynch said in an interview with CBS.

 

By “people who have made it clear that their mission is to harm the American people,” does Mz. Lynch mean only foreign terrorists, or does she also include the federal government–which is certainly bound to “harm the American people” by depriving us of our rights and liberties?

“The Justice Department’s inspector general recently found the government failed to properly implement guidelines limiting the amount of data collected on Americans for seven years.”

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Did government “fail” to obey the law “for seven years” by accident?

Or did government intentionally disobey the law for seven years?

If the violation of the relevant law was accidental, the violation would be of a civil nature.  If the violation was intentional, the violation would be of a criminal nature.

If the Justice Department’s inspector general found evidence of persistent violations of the law by the government, will Attorney General Lynch prosecute any of the government officials responsible for those seven-year-long violations?   If not, why not?

If the government won’t enforce its laws against members of the government who violate those laws, why should Americans trust their government?

 

“Lynch said she’s concerned the U.S. will lose valuable resources for tracking terrorists if the law expires.  ‘I think that we run the risk of essentially being less safe,’ Lynch said.”

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“Less safe” from who?  From the terrorists?  Or from the government?

And, when she refers to “we” being “less sate,” does she mean “We the People” being less safe from foreign terrorists?  Or does she mean “we the government” being less safe from the American people?  Which “we” is she talking about?

If the Patriot Act is diminished, do We the People become less safe from the foreign terrorists?

If the Patriot Act is fully reenacted, do We the People become less safe from our own government?

Who poses the greater danger to the American people:  foreign terrorists or the federal government?

 

“I think that we lose important tools. I think that we lose the ability to intercept these communications [between terrorists], which have proven very important in cases that we have built in the past. I am very concerned that the American people will be unprotected if this law expires.”

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(As you’ll read, Mz. Lynch’s statement about continued telephone spying being “very important in cases that we have built in the past” has been contradicted by the FBI.)

Yes, Americans might be less protected from foreign terrorists if portions of the Patriot Act are allowed to expire.

But, conversely, Americans will be less protected from our own government, if all portions of the Patriot Act are “reauthorized”.

So, who is more to be feared:  foreign terrorists, or American governmental officers bent on treason and oppression?

 

•  The problem is that many Americans wonder if we have more to fear from the terrorists–or from our own government.

We see regular reports about cops shooting unarmed people under questionable circumstances and routinely getting away with their crimes.

We know government has claimed immunities for itself and its employees that at least allow, and may even encourage, abuse of governmental powers and attacks on the People’s Law:  the Constitution.

We see the Congress enact laws like ObamaCare and even the Patriot Act without even reading the act before they vote for it or against it.  By failing to even read the proposed laws Congressmen and Senators express their contempt for the American People.

We hear the Rahm Emanuel and Hillary Clinton cynically laugh that “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste”.  Like most of today’s politicians, they’re not in office to solve crises, but to exploit them.   (Some say, to cause crises so they can be exploited.)

Americans have been living in a government-declared “state of emergency” since A.D. 1933.  Under the pretext of that 82-year long “emergency,” the constitution is largely suspended and government is unlawfully empowered.

President Obama expressly refuses to enforce laws that prohibit illegal aliens from entering and emigrating into this country.  He openly refuses to enforce deportation laws.   In doing so, Obama not only refuses to perform his constitutional duties, he conspires with known criminals (illegal aliens), and engages in treason by giving aid and comfort to the enemies of The United State of America. And no one in the Congress, Senate or courts speaks out against this treason.

We have a military that invades countries without cause (Iraq) and engages in hostilities around the world under the pretext of “fighting for our freedoms”.   I say “name two”. . . . Name two American freedoms that have been threatened by Iraq, Iran, ISIS.   Which freedoms do the terrorists threaten?  Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, the right to keep and bear arms?

The only people who threaten our freedoms are those in our own government.  Only our own government restricts our freedoms under the pretext of fighting terrorists.

But if we define the term “terrorist” to mean those who “threaten our freedoms,” who is the bigger terrorist—ISIS or the federal government?

It may be true that Muslim terrorists take some of our lives from time to time, but only our government can take our freedoms.

Who is more to be feared?  The Muslim terrorists who might knock down one of our  buildings every so often–or the federal Government that persistently knocks down our Constitution?

As Americans are increasingly asking questions like these, Americans are increasingly opposed to reinstating the dictatorial powers established by the original Patriot Act.

Government pretends to be shocked by our distrust.  How can they protect us, the little people, from the terrorists if we won’t abandon our freedoms and let government become openly dictatorial?

Well, it might be that only the federal government can protect us from foreign terrorists.

But who will protect We the People from the federal government?   

 

Punchline

Yesterday, The Washington Times published an article entitled “FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers”.  According to that article, yesterday, the justice department’s Inspector General said,

 

“Between 2004 and 2009, the FBI tripled its use of bulk collection under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows government agents to compel businesses to turn over records and documents, and increasingly scooped up records of Americans who had no ties to official terrorism investigations.

“However, FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act.”

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch claims to be “concerned” that government may lose some of its capacity to spy on the American people in order to protect the American people from “terrorists”–even though the FBI says government’s capacity to spy on the American people hasn’t prevented a single major terrorism act since the Patriot Act was passed in A.D. 2001.

The government exaggerates the threat of terrorism (“boogeyman-ism”) to generate a crisis that can be exploited to gain power over the American people.

Government doesn’t care about stopping terrorists.

Some people are convinced that the government is the real source and cause of much of the world’s terrorism.  Half the country believes that the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers, Building 7 and the Pentagon, was an “inside job” conducted and condoned by our own government.

Government knows that only the American people pose a significant threat to the U.S. government’s powers.  The government’s primary objective is to spy on the American people because the government fears us as enemies rather than respects us as the sovereigns government is constitutionally-bound to serve.

 

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6 responses to “Preserving Government’s Capacity to Spy on Americans

  1. Roger

    May 23, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    “So, who is more to be feared: foreign terrorists, or American governmental officers bent on treason and oppression?”

    Don’t live in fear. Take action to correct the problem.

    The answer to your question is “both”, because the apparatus of lawful government – put in place by We the People to establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty – was hijacked a century ago by the international Money Power which “wrote the book” on using terrorism to further the goals of a criminal enterprise.

    Our hired help in government often answer to someone other than We the People, the beaux who brought them to the dance. And these others are, to a significant extent, foreign terrorists.

     
    • Henry

      May 23, 2015 at 4:46 PM

      I think we’ve had just about enough of your tinfoil hat conspiracy theories, Roger. That goes for you too, Mr. President….

      “Political parties exist to secure responsible government and to execute the will of the people. From these great tasks both of the old parties have turned aside. Instead of instruments to promote the general welfare they have become the tools of corrupt interests, which use them impartially to serve their selfish purposes. Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics, is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”

      – Theodore Roosevelt, 1912

       
    • Anthony Clifton

      May 26, 2015 at 9:31 AM

      Americans don’t have a “Government” they have a

      “Jewish” CRIME SYNDICATE

      http://www.dcdave.com/article5/130717.htm

      a GLOBAL JEWISH CRIME SYNDICATE….
      and “THEY” {so-called “JEWS} are NOT the

      http://snippits-and-slappits.blogspot.com/2015/05/israel-seeks-international-law-rewrite.html

      “CHILDREN OF ISRAEL” in Genesis 49 & Deuteronomy 32…!!

      Americans should study the Old Testament and try to find a “PROSELYTE”
      to Talmudic Judaism from Gog & Magog land…”Khazaria”…!!

      https://buelahman.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/memorial-day-2015/

      and become keenly aware of Zephaniah 3:9….
      where a PURE LANGUAGE is mentioned….

       
  2. Oliver Medaris

    May 24, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    Henry. Did you accidentally type “– Theodore Roosevelt, 1912” when it was Barack Obama who gave that speech in 2015? Just a little humour…

     
  3. dog-move

    May 24, 2015 at 2:58 AM

    We ARE being ruled over by “strangers” who care not about the ancient boundaries and the Laws of Nature, they are brute beasts and haters of the God of Nature.
    May the hand of Yahweh intervene, for the Assyrian has become haughty and arrogant, and has gone beyond the commission set forth by the Lord for him to be ” the rod of correction’ not of destruction.

     
  4. Jeff D.

    May 24, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    The June 1st date is significant in that JADE HELM will now start in June, rather than the announced July 15th date.

    Several points need to be made.
    1.) The FBI recently visited high schools in New Jersey to warn students about ISIS attempting to recruit in the area.

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/05/19/fbi-isis-bergen-county/

    2.) The NYC Police Chief is requesting 450 extra police officers to work the streets in anticipation of threats from ISIS. He said he wants to implement the mayors plan.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/nypd-chief-wants-assign-450-cops-combat-isis_949304.html

    3.) People have spotted and photographed military humvees in NYC that are equipped with TIGR technology. TIGR is used to locate and report IED information. An instruction manual for TIGR was also photograpphed in one humvee, showing specific procedures on how to report IED’s.

    http://beforeitsnews.com/police-state/2015/05/jade-helm-is-preparing-to-unleash-false-flag-attacks-1442.html

    __________
    Please don’t forget that it has been quietly reported that a dud IED was found in Baltimore during the riots, as well as one that was neutralized in Garland. The federalized police set off a localized EMP for unknown reasons. Perhaps it was to destroy the trigger mechanism or erase video evidence in the form of recording devices.

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/cnns-baldwin-apologizes-blaming-baltimore-riots-returning-veterans

    http://www.therightscoop.com/holy-crap-baltimore-rioters-attempted-ied-attack-on-police/

    Police sources confirm crowd tried to use this crude IED against officers Monday at Penn North. #BaltimoreRiots pic.twitter.com/rItf5UQ36U
    — Brian Kuebler (@BrianfromABC2) April 29, 2015

    #garlandshooting Suspect’s vehicle has what appears to be explosion damage. Deceased suspects still in street. @FOX4 pic.twitter.com/HLfRp9bYU9
    — FOX4Terry (@FOX4Terry) May 4, 2015

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    Questions remain unanswered.
    What threat exists that we are not being informed about? Why is DHS not increasing the Homeland Security threat level? Why are strategic plans being executed to counter threats that are non-existant?

    Obama did say his biggest worry is a nuclear device going off in NYC.

     

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