The Right to Privacy, Is It Passé?
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
If everything continues as it is, it may disappear altogether.
We fought the Revolutionary War for four main reasons: 1. The Right for Representation, 2) the Billeting of English Soldiers in private homes, 3) Warrant-less Searches and 4) the Right of Privacy including group meetings.
Over the years this Right been tested in many ways; however, even the liberals admitted it existed when they used it to decide in favor of abortion in Roe vs. Wade.
When the Moderates (buzzword for Liberals) took over the Republican Party, the Congress and the Senate in 1998 leading to the Democrats taking over in numbers in the early 90’s, it was only a matter of time.
In post 9-11, the Patriot Act became the largest ball shot out of the cannon aimed to destroy this right to that date. It included: Warrantless Wiretaps, No-Knock Searches, coercion of libraries, video stores, etc. for background info, coercion of telephone and internet companies for records, and much more. All of these activities would be legal if the warrants were considered by and signed by a judge, but that is no longer necessary. There are many other problems with the Patriot Act, but they go beyond the Right to Privacy.
Now another attack has begun. In the current $790 “Stimulus” package, there are a lot of hidden agendas, one of which further erodes the Right to Privacy.
Under the auspices of “Health Care Reform” monies have been allocated for the following:
1. The creation of a Health Czar to operate and regulate health care.
2. The creation of a committee for approval of drugs and technology for health care. They will determine what measures you doctor can take (if you are covered by a government program such as Medicare or Medicaid) to save your life. For all intents they have the power over life and death.
3. There are several billions of dollars allocated to help doctors digitize all of our medical records and put them into a central data bank, so anyone can access it. Of course they say anyone in the medical field, but you and I both know there is no security, especially when protected or operated by the government.
A central health data bank already exists in New England that is controlled by the insurance companies; however, up to this time, it has never been compromised or used in a negative approach. I certainly do not approve of it myself, but since it is in private hands we have a degree of Privacy.
The government, especially the Feds, will use anything possible to control and manipulate us. A central health data bank is a very powerful tool for that activity. AIDS and other political diseases could be used for blackmail, discrimination or worse. Further, government file security is notoriously in adequate.
The bottom line is that literally millions have shed their blood and died for this right, and we are pissing it away so fast that it makes your head spin. George Orwell was off a few years, 1984 should have been called 2009.
Wake up America,
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