No, this is not “fake news.” The U.K. regime really is starting a comprehensive program for its bureaucrats to go on Internet fishing expeditions, spying on all the people’s Internet usage, for no good reason. This is from their new Prime Minister Theresa May, who as Home Secretary wanted doctors to snitch on their patients if the doctors thought such patients had anti-government views. This is all under the pretense of “Protecting the People from Terrorism,” of course.
What the British people’s government is doing is nothing but criminal, just as here in the U.S. with the NSA (and FBI, DEA, and other bureaucrats) spying on and persecuting innocent Americans that’s also nothing but criminal.
As the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads:
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.
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects” really means that the people do have the right to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects. So how secure are the people when government snoopers are poking into their private matters like this? This kind of government scheme is criminally intrusive, especially if the government is not targeting someone actually suspected of violating the persons or property of others.
And these days, much of what the government is investigating — drug usage, drug possession, selling drugs or buying drugs, and various forms of speech considered “offensive” or critical of the Regime, and so on — is NOT criminal behavior! When government bureaucrats are snooping and intruding into people’s lives for those reasons, it is those government bureaucrats who are the real criminals here.
We already know that here in the U.S. the NSA have been given access to most of what Internet users do on the Internet, as part of XKeyscore and other schemes. Most Americans don’t even know about this because they don’t pay attention to these kinds of things in the news that are not discussed on “Dancing with the Stars” or “The Apprentice.”
It looks as though the American sheeple who ignorantly and gullibly support that kind of intrusive spying and snooping will probably go along with whatever Donald Trump wants to impose, to “protect us from those terrorists, from ‘illegals,’ and those who express hate speech,” and so on.
Given how ignorant, authoritarian and worshiping of central planning Donald Trump is, I’m sure that he will endorse and sign on to government spying of innocents and other more draconian methods of tyranny. Obama has already expanded the crackdown. In the U.S., religious Christians, “Constitutionalists,” gun rights advocates, antiwar protesters, Tea Party protesters, preppers and survivalists, and Oregon Wildlife headquarters occupiers, are seen by the government as “terrorists” and otherwise threats to others.
Actually, tracking and surveillance should be done by the civilians. They should know what the government is up to, not the other way around. So, what I propose is that there be an Internet tracking program to be used by the citizens to keep track of all government employees’ Internet usage, including their emails and other Internet activities.
Now, if those who are government employees don’t like that, they can choose not to be government employees. Given what a racket compulsory government rule is, in a free society it should be made thoroughly undesirable to actually be employed by the government.
As Jim Davies writes along with his comparison of government employment to the Mafia, government “workers” should leave their dishonest jobs and find honest work. Perhaps Theresa May can repent, and find something honest and respectable in the private sector. And perhaps the dishonest, criminal spies and intruders working for her and for the U.S. fedgov can do the same. (I don’t have much hope for the power-hungry megalomaniac Donald Trump, however.)