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Tightening the Noose: Government Victories in 2011

Written by Gary North on December 30, 2011

The U.S. government continued to tighten the noose on our liberties in 2011.

Welcome to the new total security state. The U.S. government now has at its disposal a technological arsenal so sophisticated and invasive as to render any constitutional protections null and void. And these technologies are being used by the government to invade the privacy of the American people. Several years ago, government officials acknowledged that the nefarious intelligence gathering entity known as the National Security Agency (NSA) had exceeded its legal authority by eavesdropping on Americans’ private email messages and phone calls. However, these reports barely scratch the surface of what we are coming to recognize as a “security/industrial complex”—a marriage of government, military and corporate interests aimed at keeping Americans under constant surveillance. The increasingly complex security needs of our massive federal government, especially in the areas of defense, surveillance and data management, have been met within the corporate sector, which has shown itself to be a powerful ally that both depends on and feeds the growth of governmental bureaucracy.

Here are a few examples of what happened to us.

GPS tracking and secret spying on Americans.

Internet surveillance.

Intrusive pat-downs, virtual strip searches and screening stations.

More powers for the FBI.

Patriot Act extension.

Drones over America.

Increased arrests for recording encounters with police.

Terrorism Liaison Officers.

Fusion centers.

Merger of the government and the police, and the establishment of a standing army.

Court rulings affirming the right of police to invade our homes without warrants.

Bringing the war home.

For more details on each of these, read the entire article.

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21 thoughts on “Tightening the Noose: Government Victories in 2011

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  4. It's a little late, but "1984" has come. If someone hasn't read the book by Orwell, do so, many similarities to today.

  5. Daniel L. Skillman says:

    Well, what we have here is a double-edged sword coated in a very sticky substance. "…against all enemies, foreign and domestic." those enemies, both foreign and domestic, unfortunately, become more sophisticated everyday in every way. It is to seek the squre circle to find the balance between the invasion of privicy/destruction of liberties and the protection from those enemies. The trick is to elect the officials who can be entrusted to use such weapons only as they are intended and not as politcal tools. If precautions are not taken, our enemies most assuredly will overcome us. If such precautions are placed in the wrong hands, our friends become our enemies. Kind of makes you want to jump ahead to WWIV.

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  7. The people we have elected cannot be trusted with the power to abuse the law, at any time.

    Have we given them this power or have they usurped our rights?

  8. We the people have ask for our Freedom to destroyed, the loss had slowly creep upon us but after the invasion of 9-11 the request was intensified by the request for SAFETY giving away the FREEDOMS that our Constitution contained again reminding us that we must be very careful of what we ask for.

  9. Osama Obama promised us Hope and Change , well what we got has left us Hopeless and Changeless . But of course we are safe (suposedly) . All his tightening of regulations and trampling on the Constitution he took an oath to defend has turned us into a new version of a Communist state . BEWARE he and his followers are looking to turn America into a dictatorship. Given 4 more years he just might succeed . You elect someone who seals all records about himself prior to his election surely has something to hide in those records . Something that might expose his true agenda . Time for the libs to stop drinking the kool-aid !

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  13. Orwell's book was not the only one to give a glimpse of our future, and our future is here! Also read the winner of the National Book award, Ray Bradbury's, "Fahrenheit 451." More than 5 million copies in numerous printings, it is a classic novel of censorship and defiance, as resonant today (even more so) as it was when it was written nearly 60 years ago. One point of his book is the book-burning and control of information. How does that resonate with you when you consider we are in a handheld computer world, reading our "books" on kindle and depending on our electronics to stay connected with each other, conducting our business via the internet, enjoying entertainment, receiving the media controlled news (censorship) and depending on electronics for any and all communications? Can we even conceive what an impact on our lives an EMP would have? The New York Times commented on Bradbury's book with the following review: "Frightening in its implications…Mr. Bradbury's account of this insane world, which bears alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating." The book is approximately 165 pages (paperback book), excluding afterword, coda and an interview with the author. It should be required reading along with Orwell's "1984."

  14. You speak with such hyperbole that you'll scare people off. But you are right on the money!

  15. Not a pretty picture to see our rights taken away by an invasive government. Technology is like fire, it can be used for good or for evil. At present we are seeing advanced technology being used as a device to monitor and control U.S. citizens. Obama today just signed the NDAA which will enable them to have greater control over us by allowing citizens deemed subversive to be held indefinitely without due process of law. The only way we can hope to regain these freedoms is to elect a President who is a true patriot and a follower of the Constitution. The 2012 election is the most significant event in our lifetime and the outcome will determine whether we go down the road to enslavement or back to the road of constitutional freedom. The choice is ours!

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  17. Celticwaryor says:

    I think you already know the answer to that!

  18. Fighting Grandma says:

    Maybe it is time to sharpen our knives and cut the noose!!!