Have I told any of you how much a detest, what our countries so-called leaders have become? Or, how I hate that we had to have 9 robed lawyers tell us, what the Constitution already states? Or how I hate that our “Right to Privacy” is being taken from us every day? And more to the point, how I hate that people have forgotten the words of President Thomas Jefferson, when he said “Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations–entangling alliances with none, I deem [one of] the essential principles of our government, and consequently [one of] those which ought to shape its administration.” – 1st Inaugural Address, 1801
Which brings us to this: U.S. and EU near deal on sharing data
WASHINGTON: The United States and the European Union are nearing completion of an agreement that would allow law enforcement and security agencies to obtain private information – including credit card transactions, travel histories and Internet browsing habits – about people on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
That’s a bit scary. In fact, that’s down right evil. But it’s for the “War on Terror” right sheeple?
Snip: The Bush administration and the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, have not publicized the talks. But in a little-noticed paragraph deep in a joint statement following a summit meeting between President George W. Bush and European leaders in Slovenia this month, the leaders hailed their progress.
Issued June 10, the statement declared that “the fight against transnational crime and terrorism requires the ability to share personal data for law enforcement,” and it called for the creation of a “binding international agreement” to facilitate such transfers while also ensuring that citizens’ privacy is “fully” protected.
This almost makes me cry in anger for our country, and sovereignty. But then again, most Americans will either (a) not care or (b) say this is a good thing or (c) not even notice. If Fix News, or CNNccp, aren’t reporting it, then it’s not happening. This all goes back to the “ADD/Sound-Bite” culture we live in.
I will leave this with another quote from President Thomas Jefferson: “Every generation needs a new revolution.”