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Surveillence To Keep Us Safe. Not.

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As we have seen, our citizens are threatened, and the disintegration of our civil liberties is but another example of what threatens us. Laws are being passed that give corporations the right to invade the privacy of our bank account.

These threats have not a single thing to do either with keeping us safe, or protecting our National Security. In fact, they are actually making us less safe. Haven't cases of Identity Theft escalated immensely since Negroponte was enlisted to develop the databank? Prior to that point, people had little or no concern about identity theft, or having someone make payments using their credit cards numbers. Granted, the increased use of the Internet has played a role in increasing Identity Theft, but the inception of the databank magnified the problem. 

As for National Security, invading the privacy of every citizen has little to do with protecting citizens. It appears helpful only to the government, not the people.

Once again, the people are being hosed under the guise of National Security and "keeping us safe," when neither program is in fact living up to its name. In view of the current effort to paint Edward Snowden as a traitor, a campaign being carried out by the Corporate Media Propagandists, one must ask: "Who makes me feel more unsafe, Edward Snowden or our own government?"

If our privacy is being invaded to keep us safe, I ask: What terrorist could do as much damage to us as our government has? The attacks of 9/11 murdered over 3000 people, but our own government is hurting, even killing, every single American citizen. No other terrorist could do as much harm, but who is keeping us safe from them?

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Dennis Kaiser is an author and consultant focusing on individual rights. As a US citizen Dennis is deeply concerned over how our nation has fallen from being productive and full of hope to one where that hope is being stripped from the majority (more...)

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