Dems ramp up their faux outrage about the ruling in the SCOTUS leak, but don’t bat an eye when the Federal government finds all kinds of workarounds to bypass our actual rights.
Whether it’s the endless series of witchhunts to damage and tie up Trump, federal eviction moratoriums that deliberately ignored direct rebuke from a sitting SCOTUS Justice, using OSHA as a government ‘workaround’ to force mandates, or targeting the First-Amendment Protected sources, contacts and data of Project Veritas journalists, Biden’s Federal Government is very much an ‘ends justify the means’ administration.
They know they will face no serious consequences for even their most egregious actions, and take the easier to ask forgiveness than permission approach. The Southern Border is a glaring example of that. Mayorkas is more interested in pursuing political wrongthink than he is in keeping Criminal Cartels and potential terrorists from gaining operational control of our border.
Their partisan allies in Big Tech (which has found itself very well represented in the current administration) have been very helpful in giving them ways to spy on citizens that police state dictators from only a generation ago could never have dreamed possible.
Location data is information on a device’s location sourced from the phone, which can then show where a person lives, works, and where they went. The sort of data the CDC bought was aggregated—meaning it was designed to follow trends that emerge from the movements of groups of people—but researchers have repeatedly raised concerns with how location data can be deanonymized and used to track specific people.
The documents reveal the expansive plan the CDC had last year to use location data from a highly controversial data broker. SafeGraph, the company the CDC paid $420,000 for access to one year of data to, includes Peter Thiel and the former head of Saudi intelligence among its investors. Google banned the company from the Play Store in June.
The CDC used the data for monitoring curfews, with the documents saying that SafeGraph’s data “has been critical for ongoing response efforts, such as hourly monitoring of activity in curfew zones or detailed counts of visits to participating pharmacies for vaccine monitoring.” The documents date from 2021.
Zach Edwards, a cybersecurity researcher who closely follows the data marketplace, told Motherboard in an online chat after reviewing the documents that “The CDC seems to have purposefully created an open-ended list of use cases, which included monitoring curfews, neighbor to neighbor visits, visits to churches, schools and pharmacies, and also a variety of analysis with this data specifically focused on ‘violence.’” (The document doesn’t stop at churches; it mentions “places of worship.”) — MotherBoard
Why is it a problem if the Government buys publicly-available information about the general population?
Because the Framers understood the Government is not like other entities. It holds the monopoly on the lawful use of force. For that reason, there are limits on what information about the public they are allowed to gather, as seen in the 4th Amendment.
We saw this same problem when that Obama holdover Ambassador that was neck-deep in the impeachment circus got caught using government resources to gather social media information on American citizens whose politics she opposed.
This included some journalists, political pundits, Trump and his family, and Rudy Guiliani (among others). She got her knuckles rapped because it didn’t matter if the information she was gathering and observing was the same publicly available information other people could have easily accessed with the very same software she was using.
The problem came when it was the Government turned its monitoring and data-collection powers against American citizens.
Fauci and Collins have any number of areas where they appeared to laugh in the face of legal limitations on the scope of their authority. The mask mandate was just one more example of that.
These last couple of years during the Reign of the Labcoat played fast and loose with a lot of our liberties. Should it surprise us at all if they ran roughshod over the 4th Amendment as well?
And why in the HELL should the jackboots at the CDC take an interest in anyone’s places of worship?
But the ‘experts’ won’t care about any of this. Instead, our authorities will find some way to distract us. Maybe it will be another deep dive into protected communications between the President and his advisors. Or maybe into his tax records some more.
Any shiny object they can think of to keep us from looking at what this administration has done to Freedoms our forefathers bled the ground red to secure for us.
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.
This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.