Thursday, June 13, 2013

Immorality, Spying, Snooping. Tyranny, TBTF - Conservative on Target

Big Government Can't Fix Immorality:
   In other words, we can't have a government that encourages sexual immorality, be it through taxpayer-funded abortions, promiscuous sexual education, or the promotion of homosexuality, and then wants to pay for the consequences of such immorality with billions in taxpayer-funded welfare.  We can't have a government that seeks to cure poverty or violence with a godless secular education system.  We can't have a government, as Grover Cleveland put it, that "encourages the expectation of paternal care" while weakening "the sturdiness of our national character."
   In other words, we don't need a government that thinks that it can, through mere secular means, cure all that ails our culture.  We need a government (of course, that means elected officials) that understands that truly to change someone, truly to change behavior, requires getting to the heart of individuals.  And of course, this requires spiritual efforts, and we all know where that leads.

Spying on Americans: the Legal Status of Emails
The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution has very precise language that directly applies to the NSA's seizure of personal information. The Fourth Amendment states: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probably cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the places to be searched,, and the persons or things to be seized." The NSA's wide, unwarranted search of servers belonging to nine internet organizations is a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment. The main issue is the lack of specificity and lack of warrants for specific "persons or things to be seized."

"Is there any reason why the American people should be taxed to guarantee the debts of banksany more than they should be taxed to guarantee the debts of other institutions, including merchants, the industries, and the mills of the country?"

-- Senator Carter Glass

Albert Einstein, one of the foremost minds of the past century understood this kind of situation [SNOOPING - Snowdenwhen] he cautioned, “Never do anything against conscience even if the State demands it.”

In the face of today's events: "The body of People may with Respect resist intolerable Tyranny."-- John Locke