Obama Administration admits to spying on residents telephone records; and then there is Scotland.

The US Bill of Rights


The Obama Administration essentially has admitted to spying on Americans and has attempted to defend its actions:

June 6, 2013

Can You Fear Me Now? N.S.A. Collecting Data from Millions of Verizon Customers

In a crazy scoop, The Guardian reports that thanks to a secret court order issued in April, the “National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon.” On a “daily basis,” the telephone company provides the government with “the numbers of both parties on a call . . . location data, call duration, unique identifiers, and the time and duration of all calls. The contents of the conversation itself are not covered.” This will continue until July, when said court order expires. However, if we know the N.S.A.—and we don’t, because to really know someone you need a backlog of their phone’s metadata—we suspect the agency might be interested in reapplying for a new, identical court order.  http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2013/06/can-you-fear-me-now-n-s-a-collecting-data-from-millions-of-verizon-customers

Jun 6, 2013

(Reuters) – The Obama administration on Thursday acknowledged that it is collecting a massive amount of telephone records from at least one carrier, reopening the debate over privacy even as it defended the practice as necessary to protect Americans against attack.

The admission comes after the Guardian newspaper published a secret court order related to the records of millions of Verizon Communications customers on its website on Wednesday…

The revelation raises fresh concerns about President Barack Obama’s handling of privacy and free speech issues. His administration is already under fire for searching Associated Press journalists’ calling records and the emails of a Fox television reporter as part of its inquiries into leaked government information.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/06/us-usa-wiretaps-verizon-idUSBRE95502920130606
June 6, 2013

The White House has sought to justify its surveillance of millions of Americans’ phone records as anger grows over revelations that a secret court order gives the National Security Agency blanket authority to collect call data from a major phone carrier.

Politicians and civil liberties campaigners described the disclosures, revealed by the Guardian on Wednesday, as the most sweeping intrusion into private data they had ever seen by the US government.

But the Obama administration, while declining to comment on the specific order, said the practice was “a critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats to the United States“.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/obama-administration-nsa-verizon-records

So, once again, privacy rights, that are supposedly guaranteed by the US Constitution (such as the fourth amendment), are trampled because of the State’s policing powers and interest. This kind of thing was not supposed to be able to happen in the USA.  Yet, the Obama Administration is defending it.
Of course, as one of the news items above also mentions, the Obama Administration has gotten some heat for also interfering with the press–but it did it anyway.  The Obama Administration has also interfered with religious beliefs and religious rights (by its position on forcing funding for birth control and abortion, as well as some of its positions related to homosexuality) that one would think are protected by the first amendment to the US Constitution.
Here are the first and fourth amendments to the US Constitution, in the section known as the Bill of Rights:
  • First Amendment – Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause; freedom of speech, of the press, and of assembly; right to petition
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
  • Fourth Amendment – Protection from unreasonable search and seizure.
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.
Notice that the Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable search and seizure–but the Obama Administration, past Administrations, and the US Supreme Court (US Supreme Court further gets rid of another right) have a history of finding ways to violate this.  The idea that all telephone records are available for the government to look it simply is inconsistent with this.
Now, just for being speaking on the telephone, whether or not you committed any crime, your records are subject to review  and being analyzed by the police. The USA is really setting the stage for the European Beast power to trample over human rights for the good of the State.
As I have written before,  most in the USA do not realize is that they have almost no rights anymore. The trend (with few exceptions) is that the government is given more rights and control and those inside the USA can do little, if anything, about it. The USA is the land of the expanding government and the home of the regulated. The USA ceased to be the land of the free and the home of the brave some time ago (the “Patriot Act” put forth by the last Bush Administration was perhaps the most blatant proof), yet its residents do not seem to understand what is really happening.
Of course, it is not just the USA.  Notice a report about something happening in Scotland:
Scotland plans to introduce a new highly intrusive database that will record every citizen’s personal details from “cradle to grave”, it emerged this week.
The Data Sharing and Linking Service (DSLS), the world’s most intrusive database, is scheduled to go live in December and will begin logging and monitoring the name, dates of birth, genders and postcodes for everyone in Scotland, including health records, maternity details, mental health, cancer, GP and even dental notes.
Education, childhood and parenting profiles will also be stored.Social care, housing and justice statistics, as well as information from the 2011 Scottish Census – which includes financial and salary details, religious and sexual orientation, relationships and family life, will also be held on the database. http://rinf.com/alt-news/surveillance-big-brother/id-cards-without-the-plastic/39466/

Update: After posting this, later today the following was in the news:
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time.The highly classified program, code-named PRISM, has not been disclosed publicly before. Its establishment in 2007 and six years of exponential growth took place beneath the surface of a roiling debate over the boundaries of surveillance and privacy. Even late last year, when critics of the foreign intelligence statute argued for changes, the only members of Congress who know about PRISM were bound by oaths of office to hold their tongues.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/us-intelligence-mining-data-from-nine-us-internet-companies-in-broad-secret-program/2013/06/06/3a0c0da8-cebf-11e2-8845-d970ccb04497_story.html

The Anglo-nations have apparently decided that spying on residents and/or having more ability to do so, is what they need to do.  And few really care about privacy rights.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

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Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West? If so, what does that really mean for the USA and its Anglo allies.
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