Patrick Henry’s famous quote, “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, Give me Liberty, or give me Death!”, which warns us that at the heart of Life is Liberty – as is evidenced by Gods granting to men a Free Will.
In the preamble to the Constitution is the foundation upon which this nation was founded, namely:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Libertyto ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The next section, the famous preamble, includes the ideas and ideals that were principles of the Declaration. It is also an assertion of what is known as the “right of revolution“: that is, people have certain rights, and when a government violates these rights, the people have the right to “alter or abolish” that government.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Is it possible that we are seeing the beginnings on a New American Revolution? When government has no regard for the Personal Liberty or Privacy of the Individual, certainly this could pose as a violation of our basic, fundamental and Inalienable Rights.
Our American Society, relying on basic fairness and a right to petition our government have been ignored to such a degree that it would appear that there’s no other course of action but to nullify the existing government peaceably by total non-compliance and a completely shut the system down.
The never ending surveillance, the police state actions and violence, the guilty before innocent statues and laws that are being enacted are of such a historic magnitude that it appears there is no other choice but for Revolution.
Having not been satisfied with the billions of dollars, possibly trillions of dollars in unnecessary security and other Homeland Security Equipment, their choice is clear. Continue with the program until every last dollar of American Taxpayer funds is misappropriated. The TSA Full Body Scanners, the FEMA Trucks, the FEMA Camps, the High Technology Drones, and NorthCom – the whole surveillance grid is NOT about safety.
IT’S ABOUT BUSINESS – IT’S ALL ABOUT MONEY – IT’S ABOUT CONTROL
Thomas Paine, one of The Father of the American Revolution because of Common Sense, the pro-independence monograph pamphlet he anonymously published on January 10, 1776, would have quite an argument that would certainly have the support of millions of Americans. The TSA Scanning of young four year old children and body searches is demonstrates the absurdity of the system that is now coming to New Hampshire.
Fighting a monumental battle over the TSA Scanner Operations is Rep. George Lambert, R-Litchfield, who is co-sponsor of bill (HB628-FN) which “makes the touching or viewing with a technological device of a person’s breasts or genitals by a government security agent without probable cause a sexual assault,” according to the introductory text of the bill.
WMUR 9 in Concord, NH posted an article detailing the issues and TheIntelHub.com has an interview scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 8 pm EST.
WMUR 9 Poll results (10,456 Votes) in support of HB628-FN is Yes 9,521 or 91% and No 935 or 9%.
“Let’s put their name on the sex offender registry, and maybe that will tell them New Hampshire means business,” said bill co-sponsor Rep. Andrew Manuse, R-Derry.
“That is a crime in this state, and we should charge them every single time,” said bill co-sponsor Rep. George Lambert, R-Litchfield.
Mike Adams from Natural News posted a number of significant articles on TSA activity nationwide like the infamous and 2010 Thanksgiving Holiday Nationwide Shutdown of the TSA System among others. Sounds like putting the nation at risk is ok as long as negative press is avoided! It doesn’t take a scanner to see through this ploy.
Anticipating a nationwide grassroots surge of protests against naked body scanners and aggressive pat-downs, the TSA simply turned off its naked body scanners on Wednesday and let air travelers walk right through security checkpoints without being X-rayed or molested.
All across the country, air travelers are reporting that the TSA simply deactivated the naked body scanners and let people go right through without a scan. “Backscatter scanners are off. No scan. No patdown.” reported a traveler from the Seattle airport. “Backscatter machines aren’t being used at LAX,” reported another traveler. “They’re all roped off.” – NaturalNews
On April 15, 2010, EPIC* obtained several hundred more pages of documents. This included hundreds of pages of traveler complaints, an updated Procurement Specifications Document, and several vendor contracts. DHS refused to release several of EPIC’s requested documents, including over 2000 WBI machine generated images.
Legal Documents *
EPIC v. the Department of Homeland Security, Case No. 09-02084(RMU) (D.D.C.filed Nov. 9, 2009)
Freedom of Information Act Documents
- EPIC’s April 14, 2009 Request for Agency Records under the Freedom of Information Act
- EPIC’s July 2, 2009 Request for Agency Records under the Freedom of Information Act
- DHS’s First Interim Production of Records to EPIC:
- DHS’s Second Interim Production of Records to EPIC:
- DHS’s Third Interim Production of Records to EPIC:
- TSA Traveler Complaints Regarding Whole Body Imaging Part One
- TSA Traveler Complaints Regarding Whole Body Imaging Part Two
- TSA Traveler Complaints Regarding Whole Body Imaging Part Three
- TSA Traveler Complaints Regarding Whole Body Imaging Part Four
- TSA Traveler Complaints Regarding Whole Body Imaging Part Five
- DHS’s Final Interim Production of Records to EPIC:
In conclusion, the whole Military Industrial Complex is surely not going to cease their rape, profiteering and pillage of not only the American Way of Life, but the American Economy – all in the name of security.
One only has to see the rhetoric coming out of RAND to see that there is an immense superstructure of cooperation and glad-handing that is supporting further violations of our freedom to travel. If this doesn’t seem important – then move to the UK where there are more surveillance cameras per square mile than any place on Earth. The recent RAND briefing to Congress reeks of deception – at what cost? – YOUR LIBERTY.
(NaturalNews) The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is proceeding with a lawsuit against the TSA over its use of naked body scanners. Filed in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, EPIC’s lawsuit asks for the courts to halt the US government’s use of naked body scanners altogether.
EPIC has brought claims under the Administrative Procedure Act, the Privacy Act, the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and the Fourth Amendment. (The TSA’s naked body scanners and aggressive pat-down techniques violate all these federal laws and Constitutional protections.)
by Gregory F. Treverton
This commentary appeared in Los Angeles Times on January 19, 2010.
The Obama administration’s mea culpa over the failure to prevent the attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day is understandable but misses the point. Yes, the United States can do better at catching would-be attackers; that will always be the case. But the truth is that there is no absolute security—short of conceding victory to the terrorists by making it impossible for foreigners to visit the U.S., hellish for Americans to fly and difficult for all to live normal lives.
First is how much progress U.S. intelligence has made. The 9/11 attacks were blamed on a failure to “connect the dots.” But foiling that plot would have required not just creative leaps of foresight by intelligence analysts, but also the political will to take draconian actions to prevent a large-scale attack organized from abroad on U.S. soil (something that hadn’t happened since Pearl Harbor and was therefore almost unthinkable).
Calling another attack “intolerable” is wishful thinking, not making policy. Some honest talk would be useful, so that when the next major attack comes—as it surely will—we can respond rationally and not just emotionally.
America’s security and intelligence apparatus can always do better. But it will never be able to stop every terrorist plot—a grim reality Americans need to grasp.
Gregory F. Treverton, author of “Intelligence for an Age of Terror.”