reply to post by TheBlackHat
I was watching out the window of my old apartment once and looked out across all the rooftops. Then, I started thinking about all the rooftops in the
world. Then, I started thinking of the "firsts" of what we consider a civilization and what they have evolved to now and it's overwhelming to think
someone can wrap their head around enough of it to get so much figured out and done, much less done the way they want it. I wouldn't even know where
to begin out-thinking that.
It is as Orwell says, "all animals are equal, but, some animals are more equal than others." I figure make all people equal and none more equal than
others. Maybe, there's a good reason why that shouldn't be done, but, I can't think of any. I don't know that it would solve the problem, but, maybe,
it might curb it.
The information is there and, like everything else in the history of the world, it is there to be taken. From the moment it was created it was taken.
One way or another someone will
take the information, whether they have permission. Before they could collect information on the internet,
someone had to collect it so that it could be collected, it was taken from it's birth. When it comes to civilization, you cannot stop good and bad,
right and wrong from playing out, you can only even the game.
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be
violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be
searched, and the persons or things to be seized." --4th Amendment, US Constitution. The problem is, I think, the 13th Amendment-- "Neither slavery
nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or
any place subject to their jurisdiction. (and) Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation." They have a blanket
authority to implement you in a blanket crime, rendering your rights to that of a slave or an involuntary servant. In order to be convicted, you must
first be investigated and a warrant shall issue to give law enforcement access to your persons, houses, papers, and effects, so, secret courts grant
secret warrants when they don't do it publicly and, then, they send a request, sometimes they will be allowed to collect the information without
telling anyone it's being collected, sometimes they'll have to ask, but, get to do it in secret, other times, they have to make a request that anyone
can see. I could have it all wrong, but, I figure something like that is going on.
We live in the time of indefinite conflicts and the only solution is to find a way to resolve the conflicts. If we can't control the collection of
information, maybe, we can make the rules equal for all.
edit on 8-6-2013 by PhyberDragon1 because: punctuation