I am deeply saddened by the passage of this legislation.
The legislation and applied technology isn’t designed or directed at finding the needle in the haystack, it’s about the identification of each and every straw and a comprehensive understanding and manipulation of the inter-relationships between each straw.
The ultimate goal of this legislation and accompanying technology is the transformation of the collective haystack into fewer, smaller, more efficient, uniform and manageable bales.
Society re-engineered to meet the needs of the ruling oligarchies.
As surveillance and computer technologies become even more advanced, pervasive and ubiquitous; the eventual replacement of the human conscience as the primary source of behavioral motivation will diminish the value of our lives and liberties in ways Orwell could not have imagined.
Senator Byrd is correct in his assessment and fear of the continuous progression to absolute power and the threat this level of control presents to the Constitution and rule of law.
I am 47 years old, grateful for the America of my youth, disheartened by the America she has become, and fearful of what lies ahead.
Government is now free to impose upon its citizens a level of influence and control that God Almighty withheld from Himself in order to create beings with true freedom of will.
Any rational being should realize that no entity would succeed long term in an endeavor to take from his brethren that, which is a gift of the Creator.
This isn’t about a balance between liberty and security.
It is about the replacement of dignity with denigration, employment with slavery, a presumption of innocence for one of guilt.
Evil over Good.