By TERRY CUMMINS
It’s important to make right decisions, and I’ve made one: I’m withdrawing from modern-cyber society and its government. It’s important to me to be safe and secure, but with the government intruding into my personal life as they’re also doing to the chancellor of Germany and you, too, I have no other choice. I’m sending the National Security Administration an email today, insisting they take me off their hit list. I am not a member of the Taliban, Hezbollah or the Tea Party. I am an independent constitutionalist and can buy a gun and get an abortion if I want to. I can also “petition the government for a redress of grievances,” which is boldly stated in the first amendment.
Since government is bad for my health, safety and security, I will not only petition it, but sever relations from it via an email. They read my emails anyway whether I send it to dot.gov or Amazon. If you need affordable care, do not call or search for it, or die, until dot.gov gets its links untangled, possibly before the election in 2016.
Back in the old days, I relied on the mailman to correspond with loved ones and do business like sending a Christmas order to the Sears, Roebuck catalogue. My mailman was friendly and reliable, but he gossiped about the neighbors: “Frank’s doctoring a sick cow and Mabel’s baking apple pies today.” You can also spread gossip using emails, but it might come back to haunt you if you’re called before a congressional investigative committee.
Time is important to me, but I don’t have much of it since I’m answering emails and fiddling with a computer. Cell phoning, texting and tweeting, no, but I wonder how my family and friends survive, attached to a gadget all hours of the day and night. When do they eat, sleep, work and procreate?
Let’s not dwell on modernity, but on the government, which operates like it did back during the Civil War when our country split over slavery. We reunited, but split again over health care. How can people get so worked up over the health of everyone? Why doesn’t Congress go settle it at Gettysburg?
Does the government scare you? How do some of those guys get elected, and re-re-elected? Term limits is the only answer. It’s scary the mental state they’re in, and scary they’re searching us to possibly seize us. That’s why I’m insisting my name be deleted from their lists and the humongous meta-data bank. I hereby denounce my Social Security number, user names and passwords including Gov.gov. Yes, I forgot my pins, and if I can’t log in, I’m out, where I long to be.
Is government ignoring the fourth amendment? It states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…” Re-read it carefully, and notice the word, “effects.” Our forefathers had foresight. Although they sent mail by horse, but if you remember Ben Franklin flew a kite and discovered electricity. Later the telegraph sent the speeches at the Lincoln-Douglas debates to newspapers throughout the land, which elected Lincoln. The Wright brothers introduced air-mail, but it wasn’t fast enough. About 75 years later, you established an email address and then began hand-holding a hand-held. That’s about all you do; shame on you.
The government, which can’t delete the garbage on the affordable and unaffordable net things they offer, can check you out by listening to your calls to terrorist cells. Never thought I’d see the day they’d spy on their own people. What else will they do? God only knows.
Moses sent spies out, and the Apostle Paul warned the Galatians that “false brethren came in to spy out our liberty?” That’s what government is, false brethren. You can’t trust them. Trust God, who has the legal right to spy on you.
Back in the old days, about 70 years ago before hi-tech, you had a mailman and a few neighbors had a party-line telephone. The mailman did spread a little gossip, which is annoying, but not the vicious kind. A party-line telephone was rigged so that about six phones were attached to one line. Your ring might be three short ones, and a neighbor’s might be one long ring and two short ones, but all eight parties could listen to every call. You learned to tolerate nosy neighbors.
The government is nosy, too, listening to your calls and intercepting your emails, viciously.
— Contact Terry Cummins at TLCTLC@AOL.com