posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 10:32 AM
I'm not sure how this helps the people? I assume this is more a symbolic protest?
I mean; a state can't overrule a bill that's been signed by the president, can it?
I'm not even sure how is the legal? Tennessee is part of the US so it has to abide by the rules of the US?
Anywho the symbolic message is clear its a direct attack towards the Obama administration.
This helps the people by greatly limiting the power that the NSA has inside the state. By passing this law; no STATE court can convict someone based
on evidence sourced from NSA computer terminals.
What this means - is that unless a case travels all the way to Federal court, the NSA can have no effect on the citizens of the state. Similarly, by
barring utilities and other cooperation with the agency, the state will likely make it so difficult for the NSA to continue their program in that
state - that in order to maintain it; they would have to 'fabricate' an astronomical amount of resources (money).
If many of the states across our fine land decide to follow suit - eventually it will be so limited in its capacity that it will be forced to either
reform, disband, or basically bankrupt the federal government trying to stay alive. If it comes to the latter, I'm sure that by that point every
state that has barred cooperation will have also been cut off from federal funding - but similarly, the feds will have been cut off from the taxes
generated in those states.
This is Legal, because it is the right of any state to create laws that enforce humanities innate rights, regardless of whether or not the federal
government has an opposing stance - the issue becomes, when the feds decide to show up on your front door and haul you off; they still can - But,
officials within the state will not be openly helping them do this anymore - And the agency's knowledge of where your 'front door' is, is now much
I see this having absolutely no connection to the Obama administration itself - but moreso the policies they have put in place, and the restrictions
they have removed from an agency that has too much power already.
The name and the avatar say it all - but let's play a game and reference some 'historical' fiction - I'm calling the guy at the top of the NSA
food chain Emperor Palpatine, and Barrack a naive Anakin. "THE FIRST! GALACTIC! EMPIRE!" - "And Democracy dies with thunderous applause."