While you were struggling to survive the last decade’s terrorist attacks, wars, mortgage meltdowns, and credit bubbles, our government has been militarising your local sheriff with armor plated humvees and bullet proof commando teams; videotapping many of your public shopping sprees and walks down your Main Streets, Broadways, and Boulevards; wiretapping all your foreign phone calls and getting daily reports of your domestic calls; reading your tweets and facebook posts; investigating journalists and political committee tax records; outsourcing the management of over 1000 foreign military bases to large corporations; marginalizing, monitoring, and arresting those who protest. Today, you can be stopped, frisked, and have your DNA collected without ever being charged. You can be indicted with a National Security Letter and forbidden to speak of it even with counsel. You can be abducted, flown to a foreign land, tortured and locked up without due process.
And you can be shot by a flying robot in the sky without even knowing why. Over 300 police jurisdictions have applied for permits to fly drones in cities, towns, and over private property.
Wake up America! You are just inches away from living in the world’s most powerful police state in history. This is not science fiction fantasy. It is not a Hollywood movie. And it is not a Kafka novel.
It is real. It is happening. And without action on your part right now to reverse this trend I am afraid for our future.
These carriers are commercial organizations who exist to serve their customers. It is only by letting the companies know of our displeasure that we can hope to effect change and protect our constitutional rights.
Calling or writing your elected representatives would be helpful too. You have a voice. Use it.