Saturday, July 6, 2013

Independence Day Anti-NSA Rallies Across America

Making their voices heard in protest of the NSA spying on Americans, thousands regardless of political affiliation came together this past Independence Day participating in “Restore the Fourth” protests across America.
Restore the Fourth touts itself as non-violent and bipartisan (more on that later).

Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. were among the 100 plus cities that participated in the July 4 protests in support of the second amendment and in opposition to the NSA/PRISM program.  In San Francisco, protesters marched by Dianne Feinstein’s office and internationally protests were held in London and Munich. 
“…The ‘Restore the Fourth’ national protest was named after the Fourth Amendment, which was intended to protect Americans against ‘unreasonable searches and seizures.’
Restore the Fourth,’ initially organized on Reddit, describes itself as ‘a non-partisan, unaffiliated group of concerned citizens who seek to strengthen the Fourth Amendment with respect to digital surveillance by the U.S. government….’
… ‘The July 4th demonstrations seek to demand an end to the unconstitutional surveillance methods employed by the U.S. government and to ensure that all future government surveillance is constitutional, limited, and clearly defined,’ the group explained….”
Below are images and videos of Thursday’s nationwide protests.  The first video is of NSA whistleblower, Thomas Drake at a rally in Washington, D.C. (Brace yourself for the annoying mic checks.)

Take note that many of the individuals outraged over the federal government stomping on the fourth amendment rights of Americans (a) voted for big government, government dependency and collectivism; (b) since 2009 have turned a blind eye to Obama’s numerous constitutional violations; (c) have aligned themselves with tech and communication corporations that are in bed with the NSA and themselves guilty of violating the privacy of their customers.
In spite of the fact that a good deal of the protesters are big on social media and have willingly given away their privacy to social media sites, all are livid at the thought of federal government agencies spying on and abolishing the liberties of Americans.
The following video is from Senator Rand Paul.
One can only hope that this movement is not an illusion, i.e., dog and pony show that goes nowhere particularly since the players behind Restore the Fourth are the same players who brought us Occupy Wall Street.
“…Dominant Social Theme: Finally, corporate America stands up and cries out for independence.
Free-Market Analysis: PCWorld is owned by IDG, a huge conglomerate that solicits advertising from the entire spectrum of Silicon Valley tech companies. These companies have been cooperating intimately with US intel for a decade or more.
We are supposed to believe that these same companies plus the organizational entity for this July 4th gathering are going to represent the concerns of US citizens when it comes to privacy?
Mozilla is integrated with Google, which in turn is closely integrated with US intel. Reddit is owned by Condé Nast, which owns Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Condé Nast has never been known for a commitment to individual liberties.
The reason that these protests sprang up so quickly is that they are apparently using the organizational backbone of Occupy Wall Street, in part funded by uber-globalist George Soros….”
I am sure you get my concerns, Occupy Wall Street?  George Soros, puppet master? The last time we heard from Occupy Wall Street, every one of them had a different message or no message. We do not need or want OWS hitching their wagon to fourth amendment violations of the Obama administration.
Finally, any involvement of Soros pulling the strings from behind the scenes will not end well for the United States and we, the people.

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