Your blogs are monitored. Your phone records are being gone through. Data from your computer goes through an ISP and is vacuumed up by “No Such Agency”, collected, collated, stored and kept on ice for at least five years hence. Anything you write, every site you visit, every blog you read or post you make is subjected to reading – even if it isn’t really “read” by a person it is there “just in case”.
The Fourth Amendment states clearly what your rights are.
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.
To be clear, your “papers” in the form of “data” or “metadata” have been searched, seized, violated and kept. No warrants were issued. No “Oath of Affirmation” by those whom consider you “suspect” was given. No Judge consulted. Your home was invaded. You phone “tapped” – perhaps not in the conventional sense where a human listens in, but your phone calls were logged, collected and linked to those numbers you called, and those who called you.
Trust is sometimes a difficult thing to grasp, and nearly impossible to retrieve once lost. The NSA, an arm of the US Intelligence community is there for a reason; their job is collect data on our adversaries, not on our own people. This Agency is being abused by the US Government, plain and simple. The Justice Department is corrupt. The Internal Revenue System is corrupt. Congress is remiss. The President is culpable in breaking all the laws of our Constitution.
Do YOU trust your information to the US Government? Do you trust your health to the IRS? Do you trust your Freedom to this President? Do you trust your life in the hands of the Justice Department?
Pens, paper, hand-carried messages, whispered conversations, coded communications.
Survivalists out here in the real world KNOW that counting on technology is probably a cool thing to do, but not always is it practical. When the power goes out (and it will) you can’t count on your electric motors, vehicles, phones, radios and such. You can’t always depend on technological marvels no matter how small. Remember this; pen and paper can’t be data mined unless it it taken into custody. Whispered conversations to those near you are rarely listened in on. Turning off your cell phone is not a promise of security, but removing the battery is. Posting something on a computer is kept for years; perhaps forever for all we know.Survivalists do understand this world, they do things in a simpler way for a reason.
Perhaps we should all consider “simple is safer”….