Sunday, January 20, 2008

Patriot Act and Fingerprinting.

Everything started after the terrible terrorist attack of Sept. 11th 2001. Everything. Less than two months later (Oct. 2001) George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act. The finality of the Act is to deter and punish terrorist act in the United States and around the world, to enharce law enforcement investigatory tools, and much more. This act maybe cited as the "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act". Ok, everyone of us know that terrorists exist. Some people don't think that 9/11 was caused caused by terrorist. But in deciding to believe that Osama Bin Laden planned the attacks, from Afghanistan, we have to wonder why just, normal, private citizens has to deal with the terrible violation of privacy encouraged by this Act while is the terrorists who are supposed to suffer it. It isn't a secret that Patriot Act permit the invasion of the privacy of innocent people through fishing expedition into their financial, medical, library and internet records. Looks like illegal spying. Don't you think? Last September a Federal Judge stucked down controversial portions of the USA Patriot Act in a ruling that declared them uncostitutional, ordering the FBI to stop its wide use of a warrantless tactic for obtaining e-mail and telephone data from private companies for counterterrorism investigations. The ruling by U.S. district Judge Victor Marrero in New York said the FBI's use of secret "national security letters" to demand such data violates the First Emendament and constitutional provisions on the separation of powers, because the FBI can impose indefinite gag orders on the companies, and the courts have little opportunity to review the letters. He said: "The risk of investing the FBI with unchecked discrection to restrict such speech is that government agents, based on their own self certification, may limit speech that does not pose a significant threat to national security or other compelling government interests". One person. One FBI or CIA agent can destroy the life of hundreds innocent people. Just because he as a badge and you don't. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS? A Police State? I don't think this is America. I don't think this is what Americans desire. Terrorists far, far away attacked U.S. Now U.S Government needs your fingerprints, phone records, credit card bills, magazine subscriptions, e-mail, utility bills and much much more. All to keep you safe? From who? maybe from people like me? Actually Osama Bin Laden is not on the list of the FBI's most wanted for the 9/11 attacks. I used to dream about the America of liberties not about the America of gestapo. Come on, you know where terrorists are, you perfectly know who they are. Maybe you are not looking for them. Maybe you are just trying to control everyone of us. How? Knowing everyone's secret you are in the position to own everyone's life. Really smart. You can threat any people you like. But you know what? Sometimes you'll find someone who have nothing to cover up. Entering into the United States, at the JFK airport, i felt like living the future. A really clear image of the next 20/30 years. Officials taking picture of the people entering with web cams, taking fingerprints of everyone. Hey, wake up! Everythings i happening: "Because of the 3,000 death of 9/11". But this doesn't matter. So what shall they do for tobacco related deaths, alchool induced deaths, wars deaths, pollution deaths, OGM deaths. What? If they focus government secret activities on the quantity of deaths, there are many other death causes, and much more important than those from 9/11. I honestly don't understand. I honestly don't understand why humanity accepts all those restrictions of freedom all over the world. There is no art anymore in this world. Did you get it? It's because day after day, year after year, people is more and more afraid to express themselves creative opinions. I don't know what we can do. A blog could be a good way to communicate a free opinion to the world. Thank you for your time and attention.

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