January 29, 2013
It’s no secret the federal government is engaged in large-scale surveillance of the American people under the fallacious pretext of protecting us from al-Qaeda and other official enemies. From buses and street lights to police drones and facial recognition, the government has installed “homeland security applications” in cities from New York to California in wanton violation of privacy and the Fourth Amendment.
In response to this disturbing and audacious trend and its final outcome – turning the entire country into a huge panopticon prison system – Alex Jones and Infowars.com have posted a petition on the White House website calling for the tables to be turned: we demand that an elaborate high-tech video and audio surveillance system be installed immediately in the Oval Office and all congressional offices where professional criminals connive and plot their treason in secret.
“The Department of Homeland Security is currently providing tax-payer funded grants to install microphones and cameras in public buses and is also funding the use of facial recognition technology in airports and bus and train stations to surveil the American people without probable cause,” our petition reads. “Due to rampant and well-documented corruption at all levels of the federal government, we demand that this ubiquitous surveillance technology be placed in the White House and all congressional offices and a live-feed of the video be made available at the Library of Congress and its website. Alex Jones and Infowars.com are making this demand because the government is listening and watching the American people at a time when we need to watch the government and keep its tyranny in check.”
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force,” George Washington so eloquently stated. “Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
Government must be kept on a short leash and watched closely – and that’s why we are calling for the modern wonder of digital technology to be used to watch the beast that is government before it moves as it invariably does to enslave its host.