Margaret Schaut

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Fascism #4: Escalating the One-Stop-Shopping Citizen Information DRAGNET


In a day and time where our civil liberties are gone, the government is rapidly expanding a dragnet to get every scrap of information about YOU they can! Ron Paul is the only candidate that is even concerned about GENUINE civil rights, though Obama and Hillary both talk a good line, and belong to groups that did without them for most of human history.

Authorities to gain fast and expansive access to records, through new escalations of data collection on every citizen. These are EASILY abused, especially when it is outsourced. Outsourcing surveillance, like other policing functions, is dangerous in the extreme. “The company is being allowed to avert often-ruinous prosecution in exchange for an agreement with the Justice Department that it will mend its ways and institute internal checks that prevent future breaches.”

Here is what they say about the new N-Dex: ” Those network efforts will begin expanding further this month, as some local and state agencies connect to a fledgling Justice Department system called the National Data Exchange, or N-DEx. Federal authorities hope N-DEx will become what one called a “one-stop shop” enabling federal law enforcement, counterterrorism and intelligence analysts to automatically examine the enormous caches of local and state records for the first time.”

This is moving us from ‘horse and buggy days’ of data collections into the ‘space age.’

“police investigators can pinpoint suspects by searching on scraps of information such as nicknames, height, weight, color of hair and the placement of a tattoo. They can find hidden relationships among suspects and instantly map links among people, places and events. Searches that might have taken weeks or months — or which might not have been attempted, because of the amount of paper and analysis involved — are now done in seconds.”

Combine this with the military drones now in use for ‘security purposes’ in various communities, and ‘citizens as enemies of the state’ takes on whole new meaning!

They will even know when YOU HAVE A FLAT TIRE! “”A guy that’s got a flat tire outside a nuclear facility in one location means nothing,” said Thomas E. Bush III, the FBI’s assistant director of the criminal justice information services division. “Run the guy and he’s had a flat tire outside of five nuclear facilities and you have a clue.”

Even municipalities are using this: “In the meantime, local and state authorities have charged ahead with their own networks, sometimes called “nodes,” and begun stitching them together through legal agreements and electronic links.”

Do they care that it means your civil rights are gone? Do they care what those in opposition, like Ron Paul, say?

“Authorities are aware that all of this is unsettling to people worried about privacy and civil liberties. Mark D. Rasch, a former federal prosecutor who is now a security consultant for FTI Consulting, said that the mining of police information by intelligence agencies could lead to improper targeting of U.S. citizens even when they’ve done nothing wrong.”

‘Unsettling’ is the understatement of the century.

Here we have a SERIOUS ESCALATION of the fourth step to American Fascism.

Things are getting VERY dangerous, VERY quickly. Here is one potential use…there are plenty more!

We really, really NEED Ron Paul for President.


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