Friday, November 13, 2009

How to destroy America

Step one: Destroy the Constitution bit by bit.
Step two: You're done.
For bonus points: Fuck over business as the same time.

I present to you the dishonorable and treasonous moron in judge's clothing: Judge Hubel

Here's the short version: You are not safe from warrant-less search and seizure of your private data if it us stored on a third-party server.
His justification: You're leaving it outside your house so protection no longer applies. The third party host can read it and give it out to advertisers, so you've thrown away the fourth amendment protection.

This is a direct attack on the freedom and privacy of every single American. Yes, all of us. Or 99%. Who has zero data stored in third-party locations? Pretty much no one, so we're all affected. In one poorly thought-out opinion, the judge took a huge step towards destroying freedom.

I've said it before that the Internet is the new free place; the most free place of all. By wiping out the fourth amendment almost across the board, this judge has ruined that.

"This feature of the Internet has profound implications for how the Fourth Amendment protects Internet communications-if it protects them at all."
This shouldn't even be a question. Unless we're talking about something like suspect terrorist plots or child porn, something of very clear security or legal concern, it's protected unless we run around the streets shouting it and handing out copies. The question shouldn't be if a freedom applies, but whether it doesn't apply. We have freedom first, then we lose it; we shouldn't need his permission to be free. Apparently we don't have his permission anyway.

Where is the line? When do we recognize that no one has removed any of our freedom except other Americans?

He is eager to destroy freedom rather than protect it. When someone eagerly and intentionally destroys freedom, he is attacking America. Ideally that would mean the legal system taking him down. It has repeatedly shown that it either cannot or will not take down those who corrupt American from within.

By so eagerly attacking freedom he has ceased to be a legitimate legal authority. He's no better than the Supreme Court which ruled that black men are property and should be shipped back when they seek freedom. If America had respected freedom then, it would have removed them from power for so aggressively attacking it. We should learn from the past. How long did it take to correct that wrong? It's time we stopped bowing down to illegitimate authorities.

Oh but let's finish on a high note: This isn't like the attacks on net neutrality that hurt people in favor of massive corporations. If it's any consolation, this ruling fucks over businesses just as much. Yep, this judge is fair it that he ruins two aspects of America: free people and free business, in one single move.

P.S. I wish I didn't self-censor so much. Am I a hypocrite? I say people should stand up in defiance of power and consequence when freedom is at stake. And yet here I sit doing next to nothing. I even rewrote much of this to take out the parts which are potentially illegal. I'm the worst patriot ever, too afraid to even say something. Perhaps freedom of speech is already dead because we kill it ourselves with every word we don't say because we're afraid.


G-Rebel said...

Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.
-William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure", Act 1 scene 4

That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
-William Shakespeare, "King Henry V" (from Saint Crispain's Day speech)

Judges in greater number are legislating from the bench. Let us not think that they serve somebody's agenda through each ruling. It's the old addage, "follow the money". Therein lies the true villan.

I only say this to maybe give you courage to say those things you stopped yourself from saying. You're not a hypocrite, just a bit scared. We must stand against the corruption of our Judges, the scheming of our polititians, and proclaim aloud that we will not let our freedoms fail!

Klepsacovic said...

I don't even know of any money to follow. This is universally anti-business.

It wasn't just fear that stopped me, but also my belief that we should not ask others to do what we would not do ourselves. Or in this case, could not. I lack the necessary equipment or training.

G-Rebel said...

What training did George Washington have in creating a new country, the Great American Experiment, I believe he called it.

Often the only training we need is a passion and the will that will drive us forward. If you don't have the training, get it. If you can't find it, do it! If you would not, then yes, don't ask someone else, but if it's just a case of could not...well, that can be overcome. Good luck.

As for money, there is always money. I've told you before how I believe a judge was influenced by the money of a large insurance company, whether he received a kickback or other benefits, there is always money or power involved, mark my words.