Archive for September 2013
For one day, 9/11/2013, we are taking our site down and going dark as a show of support and to bring attention to a very important cause. We suggest you join us, if you are in agreement with the sentiments below:
This much is clear — the NSA isn’t going to stop their crap until and unless the people demand it and start holding government — and the private businesses that make what they do possible — accountable.
What we are doing: Going “Dark” on 9/11/2013.
On 9/11/2013 if you run an Internet site you go dark – disable access for the day.
If you use the Internet you go dark – don’t use the ‘net for the day.
And whatever you were going to buy, whatever you were going to do on 9/11/2013, you do not do on 9/10, 9/12, or at any other time.
Why we are doing it:
We all have the 4th Amendment right to be secure in our papers, effects and lives, including electronic transmissions, until and unless there is a warrant issued detailing a specific alleged offense and identifying the specific items to be searched for or seized. This includes our emails, it includes our phone calls, text messages and the location data generated as a necessity to provide us with mobile services, which we did not consent to be used for any purpose other than providing those services. It includes no “automatic license plate readers” on police cars, light poles and such. This is what The Constitution says; it is not a suggestion.
The Constitution, in fact, does not give us these rights; it explicitly states that they are ours and that the government is forbidden to rip them from us or ride rough-shod over them. But the wonderful people in government agencies (such as the NSA) merely smile and repeat their anti-Constitutional felonies. So, in response to this institutionalized malfeasance, here’s a proposal:
We should all have every single law enforcement officer, who work for us and are paid for by us, have at all times a video and audio recording device on and working while they are on the job and the lack of any said record, any delay in turning over such a record, or any evidence of editing or tapering thereof with said record shall be cause for dismissal with prejudice of any charge brought by or through any act of said person irrespective of any other evidence, with one exception — if the suspect is the one who caused the record to be tampered with or destroyed.
Please distribute extensively. For a printable copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org A special thanks to Karl Denninger at Market-ticker.org and Tickerforum.org