A Sissified Post-America

You don’t understand freedom. You do not miss freedom —because you never HAD IT. And, may God have mercy on you—you probably never will.

 By J.D. Longstreet  Canada Free Press
Everywhere one looks in America these days, one finds cameras trained on him/her recording our every move.

Not too long ago, I stood in a parking lot of one of the nationally known Big Box stores and counted twenty-two cameras surveilling the parking area. Now that was OUTSIDE the store. Inside, they were everywhere.

But that is a private business. It doesn’t bother me today as much as it did when they had those signs on the doors telling us they were watching us with their cameras—“FOR YOUR PROTECTION!” No they weren’t! They were looking for thieves! Even before a customer had entered the building—that customer had been lied to! Heck of a way to do business, right?

Now we have police/government cameras spying on us 24-7, 365. I sometimes feel as though I’m a specimen in a Petrie dish!

Now we learn of this: “The FBI’s Next Generation Identification system would use photographs and biometric data to help law enforcement entities nationwide identify possible persons of interests.

Privacy advocates fear the FBI will indiscriminately mash together biometric and photographic records into a searchable database, not taking the time to separate the wholly innocent from former convicts, the arrested-and-acquitted, and persons of interest.

The controversy lies in the grey area surrounding information outside the bounds of arrest records or mug shots such as pictures from social networks, fingerprints from background checks for job applications, or even photographs taken of folks just walking down the street.

What we’ve here, people, is a police state!

Today, Americans are living is a society I used to read about in science fiction books when I was a kid. (George Orwell, eat your heart out! America has far exceeded your expectations and predictions!)

I was thinking, just the other day, that on those “Welcome” signs at the entrances to small towns and villages, maybe the city councils ought to add: “We’re watching you—for your own protection, of course!”

Ridiculous? Absolutely. What’s even more ridiculous is that we, the citizens, have allowed this to happen. What? Are we sheep? Are we mice—or men? How have we come to be so cowed by Big Brother?

So, I thought, why not take to wearing a mask outside my home? You know, sorta stick my finger in the government’s collective eye(s). I had even thought of acquiring an Obama mask—just for that purpose.

Well, guess what? Turns out—it’s illegal to wear a mask in public in my state (If you are over the age of 16 years)!

Here’s the law in North Carolina:

  • 14-12.7. Wearing of masks, hoods, etc., on public ways.

No person or persons at least 16 years of age shall, while wearing any mask, hood or device whereby the person, face or voice is disguised so as to conceal the identity of the wearer, enter, be or appear upon any lane, walkway, alley, street, road, highway or other public way in this State. (1953, c. 1193, s. 6; 1983, c. 175, ss. 1, 10; c. 720, s. 4.)

  • 14-12.8. Wearing of masks, hoods, etc., on public property.

No person or persons shall in this State, while wearing any mask, hood or device whereby the person, face or voice is disguised so as to conceal the identity of the wearer, enter, or appear upon or within the public property of any municipality or county of the State, or of the State of North Carolina. (1953, c. 1193, s. 7.)

How about them apples? Huh?

Look. There is something fundamentally WRONG when a government can photograph you or record a video of you, whether digitally, tape, film, or any other way, without your consent or knowledge and without a legal warrant from a judge—and yet, YOU are not allowed to deny them that intrusion into your privacy by wearing a mask to conceal your own God-given visage. In other words—it’s just plain wrong! (Besides, I thought we fought a war about this once, already! If memory serves, it was called The Revolutionary War.)

Read the Rest at The Most Excellent “Canada Free Press”

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