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  1. Fred Thornton
    February 18, 2022 @ 1:19 pm

    Media blow and blather set off to the side this one is an interesting case that opens for examination one of the largest holes in the logic of American juris prudence.

    Examined from the perspective of Constitutional civil rights the question instantly becomes just how should high tech communication be considered in regards to the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee that the people should be “secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures…?”

    My take on the subject? The Constitution can only protect the people against unethical actions initiated by the Government. If some other entity initiates such actions any challenge of said issue must traverse the runs of civil law to be adjudged. Since civil law in the United States is assumed to be descended from, validated by, and consistent with, the Constitution of the land, and equally, since the (s.i.c.) social contract of Democracy is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people then for the ‘inheritance of authority’ implied by the social contract TO REMAIN VALID the people MUST be held to the same standards as the government.

    This line of reasoning has MASSIVE implications for everything from these accusations of internet spying (hacking of ANYONE’s private data …papers and effects…) all the way over to the freely admitted collection (…seizure…) and sale of private information by the social media platforms ( who use tools devised by Empire Academia’s Kingdom of Psychology that effectively violate and negate people’s Constitutional right to be …secure in their persons…). In point of fact, the run and range of this question puts the ultimate consequences on a par with any Constitutional question ever posed. Roe v Wade might be in the same ballpark. Maybe.

    IF this case is properly argued it should by all rights end up before The Supreme Court of the United States for a ruling of deep historical precedent on this truly huge and game changing Constitutional issue. The petty whining of the politicians… left, right, stupid or bright… becomes a very third string concern compared to the society wide issue their pettiness should reveal into the sight of the American People.