Originally posted by prisoneronashipoffools
One of things I think is most ironic about the people that usually utter that ignorant statement; “if you’ve done nothing wrong you have nothing to worry about” is that they are usually[...]christian, and usually believe in revelation and that one day some kind of antichrist figure will rise up and start oppressing christians.
Which in itself is one of the most wild things about it to me, they seem like they should be the first ones speaking out against such systems rather then supporting them. Seems like such an ideological disconnect.
And no I don't think all Christians believe in that statement or all that utter it are christian, just saying most of the people I have heard use that argument are usually republican Christians.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a separate opinion, worried about "the extraordinary authority Congress, perhaps unwittingly, has conferred on prosecutors to manufacture crimes" out of false statements.
Currently, there is simply no way - short of being a legal professional - to know all your rights and responsibilities.
Originally posted by yurichan
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
You don't have any rights anymore unless you are among TPTB or are well connected ie a Free Mason etc.
Originally posted by Ex_CT2
You've covered all the salient points, so there's not much to say except that I agree with you.
I was a kid in the '50s (I can remember looking forward to new episodes of "Leave it to Beaver," for crying out loud!). The question of one's right to privacy hardly even existed then. By which I mean that no one questioned another's wish to be left alone. If someone were a known "hermit," they were left to their own business unviolated. Now the government pokes their nose into every aspect of our existence; the concept of "reasonable expectation of privacy" is as dead as Eisenhower.
We can resist--those of us who care to. But I see fewer and fewer who even care to; particularly the young generations. They may live to regret their indescreet tweets and their Facebook faux pas. But it'll be too late....
IT Myths: Does the 'Beast of Brussels' know everything about us?
'The Beast' is actually the invention of Christian fiction writer Joe Musser, who included it in his book Behold a Pale Horse in 1970. In the book a gigantic three-storey computer is located in the administrative headquarters of the then Common Market.