posted on Nov, 14 2002 @ 08:32 AM
"If the Homeland Security Act is not amended before passage, here is what will happen to you: Every purchase you make with a credit card, every
magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every Web site you visit and e-mail you send or receive, every academic grade you
receive, every bank deposit you make, every trip you book and every event you attend ó all these transactions and communications will go into what the
Defense Department describes as "a virtual, centralized grand database." To this computerized dossier on your private life from commercial sources,
add every piece of information that government has about you ó passport application, driver's license and bridge toll records, judicial and divorce
records, complaints from nosy neighbors to the F.B.I., your lifetime paper trail plus the latest hidden camera surveillance ó and you have the
supersnoop's dream: a "Total Information Awareness" about every U.S. citizen.This is not some far-out Orwellian scenario. It is what will happen to
your personal freedom in the next few weeks if John Poindexter gets the unprecedented power he seeks. Remember Poindexter?... He had this brilliant
idea of secretly selling missiles to Iran to pay ransom for hostages, and with the illicit proceeds to illegally support contras in Nicaragua. A jury
convicted Poindexter in 1990 on five felony counts of misleading Congress and making false statements....This...master of deceit is back again with a
plan even more scandalous than Iran-contra. [This Bush appointee] heads the "Information Awareness Office"
If you don't see that the administration is actively pursuing the paradigm " the impoverished don't put up political battles", by not doing
anything to aide the economy, consider the fact that the IRS is both growing it's policeing unit over the 'average American' while also strongly
considering outsourcing collections.
Couple that with the fact that the big ticket tax police, the SEC, lost it's three top people, and has not spent the money to hire additional staff
FOR corporate oversight. In effect, weakening the ability to take billion dollar corporations to task.
CAN YOU SAY: " American Caste System"!?!?
I thought you could!
[Edited on 14-11-2002 by Bout Time]