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Positive control sounds Negative… a solution?

I think we have to ask “What are we protecting?” Our founders did not choose safe lives, they could have had that under the King. They choose free lives “Give me liberty or give me death” seems to have disappeared these days. When Bush or some other Gov official says the most important thing is to protect us, I say no, the most important thing is to protect our liberties. That said, I realize a nuke going off in an urban area would have a very negative effect on our liberties.

Any one may be a terrorist, but not everyone will be a terrorist. If someone is running for the End Zone with a nuklear football under their arm, we don’t want the authorities to have to go through a lot of red tape to tackle them. But such targets will be few. We don’t have to let the cops tackle anybody anywhere whenever they want to counter such a few. Laws like RICO are passed for specific crimes, then expanded and abused by law enforcement to prosecute the general population.

I propose that law enforcement get numerically limited “Hunting Licenses” for less restrictively, and instantly, going after a few people for specific purposes. The use of such a license would be reveiwed to see if it was appropriately used, and more issued only if it was, or the error corrected.

This doesn’t address general surveillance, but such data should be anonymous except where algorithms indicate a high risk individual which should then require a warrant. As for individuals who “Know too much” that raises some interesting issues. To what extent should we have “Power of Domain” over individuals lives, the ability to restrict their freedoms, as is currently done for the travel freedom of Top Secret clearance holders, or to completely enslave them?, for the “Common Good?” a pretty slippery slope, I’d say.

If we’d al be “safer” in WWII style Japanese interment camps, would that justify putting us in them ? Jordan Lederer

On 6/21/2013 10:12 PM, Jim Morris wrote:

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