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Hurray for Mistrust!

According to a recent Study;

Young People Don’t Trust the Government!

Well it’s about D*mn Time..

Considering the Generations before them Trusted the Government and thus created the Rancid Pile of Poo Weasels along with the Statist Structure they Inhabit, I’m pleased to hear someone is coming to their senses.  I supposed the young folks might be taking a look at their inheritance and wondering what the rest of us were thinking.

This Government was not founded on the idea that all good things come from it.  In fact, this country was founded on the idea that limited Government is what would allow the individual to excel, and keeping the Government out-of-the-way, if not out-of-the-way at least close to home, was the key to a successful nation.

We are Never supposed to Trust Government.

We are supposed to recognize that the functions of Government are conducted by exactly the types of people the We Are.  Narcissistic, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered and Deeply Flawed.  The truth is Government actually ATTRACTS those types of people.  So what we try to deny to ourselves is Government over delivers when it comes to those you wish were not running things.  The Founders recognized, based on history, that the only way to address this problem was to Drastically Limit what it was The Government would be allowed to Run… by means of a Constitution.

The product of their deep mistrust of those elected to represent others was Checks and Balances.

So sure were the Founders that the biggest Thug in the Room would quickly take over through ‘legal’ means, they created a check on each of the three separate branches.

This was to Slow Things Down… if not stop things from happening altogether

Some of you Statists have intentionally changed the terminology to “Not Get Things Done…”, which if you mean not Race Forward to the Full Socialization of the United States then I’m good with that definition too.  The wisdom was that it is better the Government Do Nothing than Do Something Bad in terms of infringing on our Liberty.  I continue to Strongly Agree.

In the End,  we are NEVER to Trust Government.  Never, Never, Never!  We were Never, Never, Never, supposed to!

We are to hold all of those we elect to represent us with suspicion… particularly the ones we voted for.  American Exceptionalism Demands it.

We’re not exceptional because of what we do… we’re exceptional because of how we were founded and what that Protection of Freedom and Liberty of the Individual allows us to do.

That’s why we still have the longest waiting lines to come here legally.

However, we’re a mess, and…

Trust in Government is what landed us here.

It’s time for all of us to grow up and return to shouldering the responsibility our Founding Fathers expected us to carry.

If you want to Trust Government for some reason then Trust that They will do what benefits their power and wealth… Or at the very least suspect it.

Sound Cynical?  Well it is… look up the Cynics and understand what that means.  Cynicism is the Watchdog of Freedom.

It is our job to keep a close eye on these flawed humans, because no one else will and they have demonstrated for decades what they do when you aren’t looking.

May be the Children are our future after all.  Let’s hope they Nurture that Mistrust.

And, let’s hope the rest of us learn to recognize mistrust is… Good.


Free Data Back-Up!

The NSA is now offering Free (taxpayer-funded) Data Back-Up.

Ever wonder what happened to the e-mail from that special someone you had years ago on an old computer?

The NSA can Help!
Just log on to NSAChat.gov and, like magic, a helpful Secret Agent, or Government Contractor, will assist you in recovering that valuable bit of information.

Lost those naked pictures of your ex-wife?

The NSA can Help!
Anyone of our Nameless Employees, who don’t really exist (we call them “Nobody”), can find those pictures and have them back on your computer without you even realizing it.

Lost that “not quiet legal” Canadian prescription for pain killers?

The NSA can Help!
Odds are we have you on a “hot list” anyway, so getting you that information will be a cinch.

Did your entire system Crash?

The NSA can Help!

Computer Crash? No Problem!  Phone dropped in the toilet?  No Problem!  Dishwasher stopped working?  No Problem!  Because we keep an entire back-up of everything you have, all the time… forever.

We’re the Government, and We’re here to help!

If you can’t trust Us, who can you trust?

(We are not part of the Internal Revenue Service, yet.  There is no opt-out currently available for this service.  We apologize ahead of time for using those pictures of your wife or daughter for our desktop wallpaper.  We also can provide information for all of your major automobiles.  We can hear you through the electrical sockets.  Tin Foil doesn’t work.)


Google Can’t Shoot You

… and claim the Patriot Act was on Their side.

So stop trying to justify the NSA’s collection of Citizen’s Personal Data because Google, and others, do it.

Did the Democrats buy information from Google for President Obama’s Election and re-election Campaigns?  Yes, they did.  But it’s not their fault the Republicans were too stupid to make the same investment.  Data Mining is something that should aggravate you when conducted by private companies… like Google, Bing, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, etc…

But it should incense you to the point of demanding jail time for those responsible when Data Mining is conducted by the Federal Government using, unconstitutionally obtained, innocent civilian personal information.  Not only that, the fact that the government is storing every communication prior to a crime being committed should make you want to vomit.

Private companies can do whatever they want… so long as it’s legal… and they are willing to face the public. In other words, the fine folks at Google can be put in jail, or watch their share prices drop at a minimum.

We enjoy NO SUCH RECOURSE when dealing with the government. You cannot sue the Government.  The Government Employees never go to jail.  You can’t put the Government out of business.  The best we ever get is a hearing or two with the promise that “steps have been taken to make sure (whatever you’re complaining about) will not happen again”.  Frankly, We consider ourselves lucky to get an “I’m Sorry.”.

There is a VAST difference between PRIVATE and GOVERNMENT.

We were not founded as a Nation that was supposed to “Trust the Government”.  In fact, our founding documents were specifically designed to limit Government power exactly because Government was not to be trusted… ever.  Never.

Another Argument is; “We’ve been doing this for a long time… almost a decade.  And we haven’t seen a problem…” -Charles Krauthammer.

SO WHAT!?  The U.S. Government has been wasting our money for far longer than they have been Spying on the Entire Nation… so it’s OK?!  Unbelievable.

The last, and latest, argument to try to make you feel okay is; “Judges have signed off on these seizures of data.”  The fact the Eric Holder had to go “judge shopping” until he could find one to sign off on whatever he wanted, particularly the seizing of data from 100 AP reporters, should illustrate what a farce the FISA courts are.  It is not beyond a very simple imagination to think those courts could be stacked with exactly those types of judges.  It is worth noting that reportedly, of the 34,000 requests currently sent to FISA courts only 11 (eleven) have been refused.  Eleven… eleven… holy crap.

I find the reaction, and offered defenses, of what is going on to be astounding, and frightening all at the same time.  As should you.

Grab a pen, and start keeping track of those Politicians, Advisors, Talking Heads and Government Employees who defend such behavior.

You’ll need that list come election time.  You’ll also need a bottle of Bourbon… no glass, it’ll just get in the way.