“Legal” means what can be used in court. That’s it…
It is not a law of physics which prevents “Authorities” from looking at, reading or listening to your stuff.
It also doesn’t prevent “leaks” of your private information.
It does not insure that the guy you made mad at the Department of Motor Vehicles doesn’t check out your bank accounts.
It does not prevent the middle-aged Intelligence guy sitting in a dark room from looking at your daughters Facebook page, texts, phone calls, diary and pictures on her, and later her friend’s, computer. Of course that’s after he’s finished with the report from her latest doctor’s appointment, school transcripts, mapping out her daily routine, her favorite movie stars and what kind of guys she likes…. and there’s no way you’ll ever know.
“Legal” cannot protect you from the Humans that make up Government.
It cannot assure you that someone you might know is not messing with your credit rating.
It does not stand in the way of political ideologues, who are employed by the Government, from making your life difficult in a million little ways… because you just don’t “think” right.
So when someone says “You have to trust Government for it to work”… you know not to trust that person… with anything… ever.
The only way to make sure they’re not doing it, is to not LET them do it. Not in any way. Not “with over-sight” or “new special laws protecting you”. Not at all. Period.
We are not supposed to trust the Government.
It is exactly the opposite. Inherently not trusting the Government is how we were designed. It is why we are free.
Or at least as Free as we currently are.
Next week: What does “I’ve ordered a Review” mean?