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Saturday, March 30, 2013

War on drugs? Or war on Civil Rights?

"LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — Two former CIA employees whose Kansas home was fruitlessly searched for marijuana during a two-state drug sweep claim they were illegally targeted, possibly because they had bought indoor growing supplies to raise vegetables."

It finally clicked.

The war on drugs and the war on terror and the war on poverty.  All these little political wars are really 1 war.  And that war is against our Civil rights, our Constitution and our future generations.

With the Patriot Act, several of our civil liberties were made easier to restrict and violate.  With the war on drugs, this erosion of our civil rights has been a slow steady progression.

Now with the technology available through drones, satellites, FLIR and who knows what else, the legality of their use off of the battlefield and by the civil government instead of the military still being questioned.  The current authorities seeming to use the Miles Vorkosigan Dictum of "It's better to ask for forgiveness, than to beg for permission", in their pursuit of information about everyone in this country. 

How many drones are flying over us now gathering information, where is their warrant?  What is the probable cause that allows them to even FILE for a warrant?  They don't have one, other than "For the greater good"  Whose good?

Why will it require multiple expensive lawsuits to force the government to follow the laws it is supposed to enforce?

Who watches the watchers?

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