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The Supreme Court Decision on Cell Phone Tracking

Posted in Carpenter vs the United States, FISA courts, Inalienable Rights, Liberty, Right to Privacy, United States Supreme Court with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2018 by authorcarloscardoso

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The recent decision in Carpenter vs the United States by a 5-4 margin was a slim victory for privacy and liberty and by more than just the vote. The majority opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts was grounded in common sense but very limited in scope. He wrote that cell phones were virtually an indispensable way of life and some people are required by their occupation to carry them 24/7 and he’s right. He also noted that 5 years of historical data held by a third party couldn’t be gathered without a warrant because it had to meet the expectation of probable cause needed to search a person’s movement over that length of time without infringing on our reasonable expectation to privacy.
There were three dissenting opinions written in response with Justice Gorsuch writing his own opinion alone without concurrence. This is even more interesting in that Gorsuch wrote that had Carpenter argued that the cell-site location information records were his property he would have concurred with the majority. This simple distinction was pivotal in the decision-making process of all nine Supreme Court Justices. The key word here was property in the dissents written by Justice Kennedy with Justices Thomas and Alito as well as the other written by Justice Alito with Justice Thomas all hinged on the concept of ownership of the cell-site location information the expectation to privacy in the dissenting opinions were lost due to the issue that ownership of those records were held by the carriers of which AT&T was the largest.
Americans have by the nature of the internet and wi-fi essentially given away our reasonable right to privacy in order to avail ourselves of the convenience these innovations have brought to the world. This is something that we as consumers must rally around. We must demand that any information shared with a provider of any service such as these we consent only to being used to our benefit if we choose but any tracking of our movements is an infringement on our right to privacy and our thoughts and conversations are by right intellectual property and should be protected as such.
Therefore, we as Americans must demand that our use of modern conveniences and as stated before in some cases not always by choice cannot and will not be used to track anyone without their consent or without a warrant in a court of law where both sides have an advocate. This would nullify the FISA courts which are unconstitutional since it is ex parte, there is a prosecutor without a defense lawyer or even an impartial advocate. It is a one-sided presentation which has been shown can be manipulated through the willful avoiding of disculpatory evidence by the prosecutor.
The American people must insist that this tracking of our movements is by its very nature our individual property. Law enforcement agencies do not have the right to track any citizen for any reason without a warrant which was the focus of this case. Therefore this decision pointed out a fatal flaw for anyone with a cell phone, the wireless and wi-fi providers track our every movement with a date and time stamp and save it for 5 years. The time is unreasonably long and records of our movement are by nature our reasonable expectation of individual privacy and rightful property.
We need to have privacy agreements for cell phone, tablets, computer, websites, apps and wi-fi companies to clearly state that the records of our movements remain our individual property as we consent to the use of their cell towers to use their products and services. The time of record retention is arbitrary and too long. I believe that there is no reason for those records to be maintained in the manner that they are for any length of time. The mere carrying of some devices crucial to Americans does not mean I or you willfully surrender our rights to the expectation of privacy and allow our movements to be monitored and owned by anyone but the individual.
This decision did not place any limitation on government agencies nor does it involve them in the solution. I don’t seek government legislation, regulation or adjudication to solve this dilemma. We the American people who pay for our internet, cell phones and other electronic devices must demand from our government and the providers that our individual rights are not for sale and non-negotiable. The tracking, monitoring and all other intrusions on our inalienable right to privacy are intolerable and must end now. This case shows how tenuous our liberties are to a government that we clearly currently don’t own.

Here is the link to the decision of Carpenter vs the United States with the majority and dissenting opinions.

Click to access 16-402_h315.pdf

Inspector General Horowitz’s Report

Posted in DOJ, FBI, Federal Government, FISA courts, Inalienable Rights, Liberty, Obstruction of Justice, Russian Collusion with tags , , , , , , on June 19, 2018 by authorcarloscardoso

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The release of Inspector General Horowitz’s report on the actions taken at the highest levels of the Department of Justice, the FBI and even involving Presidents Clinton and Obama reveals the sheer magnitude of the problem. The fact that the 568 pages reveal an undeniable trend of bias and corruption with a minimum of five FBI agents being investigated currently should raise concerns among all Americans. We expect our government to respect our inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not to continue to interfere with and obstruct the people’s business. This investigation recounts how the FBI and DOJ working through the FISA court for the first time in American history spied on the campaign of the opposition presidential nominee.
The report is ironic in its airing of the facts and coming to a conclusion that there is nothing really to it. It shows the administration in collusion with the FBI and the DOJ planning to undermine and overthrow by whatever means necessary President Trump. The report opens the door to an end to the Mueller investigation when it calls FBI Director Comey insubordinate and deserving of dismissal since that is what directly led to the Special Counsel being appointed. This justifies the President firing the FBI Director dismissing obstruction of justice since his termination was warranted by his own misdeeds.
It also opens the door to Comey being investigated for his role in the handling of the Trump memos. The leaking of which Comey admits not only facilitating but initiating in order to spur the appointment of the Special Counsel. This speaks to criminal acts being perpetrated by Comey with the motive of continuing the effort to undermine the administration from completing its agenda. This is nothing short of aa attempted coup reversing the will of the people who by right voted for the head of the executive branch of the government, the president.
This sounds like treason but worse yet is the American people have watched this trampling of the liberties of the president and his associates and see it only through a political prism. The majority of Americans either defend or feel angered by the abuse of power by the FBI and the Department of Justice. How can we watch these illegal activities and not realize that if we allow it to happen to anybody then it can and could be happening to some of us? Especially if this can be done to the President of the United States then what can they do to us? Ask the family of LaVoy Finicum, he lost his life, murdered by FBI agents and yet justice is nowhere to be found.
We must see this for what it is an attack upon the very liberty of the American people. We are watching an alarmingly growing police state prey upon Americans with an unforeseen arrogance. They are clearly demonstrating that the wheels of power are not directed by the rightful will of the American people but someone or something else. This should be a clarion call to all liberty loving patriots that our own government is not actually our own unless we fight to reclaim it.
The federal government has grown too large and must be cut down to size. There are far too many bureaucrats eating away at our liberty and actively working to destroy our way of life. The unbridled growth of our national debt is a testament to the establishment politically powerful selling out the American people for their own gain. They must be stopped and held accountable for their crimes.
Let it truly be said that no one is above the law. That we the people rallied together, put aside our differences and realized that this is not a game, a TV show or a movie. This is an attack on our collective individual liberty and we as a people must clearly say with one voice that this will not stand. Those that we see in our federal government along with those in the shadows doing the bidding of the would-be tyrants must be held to pay for their crimes against the people of America and indeed all of Humanity.
The Horowitz report clearly states the problems at the highest level of our federal government in collusion with our law enforcement and intelligence agencies. It completely not only delegitimizes James Comey but Robert Mueller and many high-ranking officials at the DOJ and the FBI. It shows that both the Clinton email investigation and the Russian collusion investigations were not only mishandled but clearly driven by a political agenda; extinguishing the flame of liberty in favor of tyranny. Yet ironically Horowitz acts as Comey did and concludes there was no evidence of political bias.
Let the American people read the report and come to our own conclusions after all we are the true masters of this land and woe be to anyone who dares to try and strip us of our liberty and our rights. We must see this clearly through the perspective of preserving our liberties for ourselves and our posterity. If we fail to do so then all who have fought and died for our liberties since our very founding would have died in vain. With faith in Divine Providence we must act with courage and rid our land of the evil of tyranny and let liberty and freedom flourish again. It is this generation’s destiny to restore our land and our government to the rightful rulers, us!

 

Robert Mueller

Posted in DOJ, FBI, FISA courts, Liberty, Obstruction of Justice, Russian Collusion with tags , , , , , , , on April 10, 2018 by authorcarloscardoso

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Robert Mueller Special Counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections and related matters. That’s a mouthful but related is such an ambiguous term that it seems in this case to be a term for do whatever you want. Now before this goes any further let me be clear about one thing this conversation has nothing to do with politics in the conventional norm. This is not about Republicans, Democrats, independents or any of that distraction again used by the enemies of liberty to divide us. This is about the constant attack on liberty in our land by enemies both foreign and domestic.
So, let’s start with Mr. Mueller and his little history with Russia a few years back. He finds high level corruption in a company about to purchase 20 percent of America’s uranium to Russia. That is an undisputable fact also the Clinton Foundation while this deal was being deliberated received millions of dollars in donations from Uranium One executives but that’s a coincidence not bribery or payment for special consideration. Remember one fifth of our country’s uranium being given to a country that not only isn’t an ally but an adversary for over 80 years. At this point Mueller is the head of the FBI.
Okay so let’s be clear. The Director of the FBI does nothing while the Secretary of State and the Attorney General who the former was receiving millions in donations from the company seeking to buy our uranium and the latter who is his superior at the Department of Justice. The company is Russian can’t forget that because Russia is the distraction being used to cover up past crimes committed and abetted. This in turn has been used to disrupt and resist the efforts of the duly elected administration trying to undermine and possibly overthrow them and the will of the people. Remember I told you this is not about Trump and what kind of president he is it’s about truth, justice and liberty being under assault.
So again, we will recap the special counsel on investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US elections was the FBI Director in 2010 when the Uranium One sale is approved even though there was evidence of high level criminal activity. Then let us consider how we got to the FBI investigating Russia and the election in the first place. The former administration DOJ through the FISA court gets a warrant to surveil the campaign of the presidential campaign of the opposition party in America!
There are a few important things about this abuse that should make any American livid. First is the information used to obtain the warrant was a document bought and paid for by the DNC and the Clinton campaign. Second is this court is ex-parte which means that there is no defense counsel it is a court with a prosecutor and not even an impartial counsel to look out for the common good. So, we have a DOJ lawyer speaking to a secret court judge who has no oversight but can authorize surveillance of all types of American citizens without due process. Now that is an infringement on our inalienable rights to privacy and a danger to all of our liberty.
The FBI then under Mueller’s successor James Comey, has been investigating the candidate who wins the presidential election and the narrative changes as the presumed coronation of Hillary Clinton falls through. Members of the FBI have been exposed as having actively planned to bring this president down which is a troubling example of a politicized law enforcement agency which is supposed to be above partisan or any type of politics at all. Meanwhile they and the propagandist media cries foul about Russian interference in our election and then the charge of collusion becomes all the rage. After all the American people couldn’t have possibly have elected someone other than Hillary Clinton and the charade continues.
Then Mr. Comey the FBI Director with all of the power of the surveillance capabilities imaginable still can’t find something to stick on the president try as he may. So, what does he do? He plays games with the president until he gets fired and then illegally leaks a memo to the press through an intermediary with the goal in his own words of having a special counsel appointed to investigate obstruction of justice. Enter Mr. Mueller who goes about stacking his team with loyal globalist lawyers to “investigate”. Here we are a year later and all of the domestic indictments have nothing to do with Russian collusion or obstruction of justice. Instead they are pursuing cases that have nothing to do with the scope of the investigation the only thing they have in common is they are Trump associates who are being systematically hunted down.
Add to this that the Assistant Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe gets fired one day before he was set to retire for lack of candor under oath, lack of candor when not under oath, and the improper disclosure of non-public information to the media about the FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Sounds like less than Lt. General Mike Flynn did which was lie to the FBI about something which in itself wasn’t even criminal. All of these people at the highest levels of the FBI have shown that they are compromised and yet they are on the wrong side of the table running a criminal investigation going after anyone they want for anything they have done no matter how long ago which should beg the question, why?
The answer is that Mr. Mueller and his cronies were a part of aiding and abetting criminal activity that goes back to the previous administration and they knew that had Clinton won their crimes would be hidden forever. This would be nothing to what they would be doing now had they won. The truth is again this is not about Obama, Clinton or the Democratic Party but the same criminal even treasonous actions of the globalist tyrants and their minions in both parties. We have been sold out little by little for over a hundred years but that has accelerated greatly with George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
The real villain here will never be found in the actions and or inactions of Mr. Mueller. The truth is that Mueller along with the FBI, CIA, NSA and the Federal Reserve are the real criminals here. They mean to rob us of our liberties and everything it means to be an American. It’s time to end this nonsense and start rounding up the real criminals in Washington DC and restore the American system of governance and justice. It is time to get past our media fueled divisions and see beyond the illusion. America the land where individual liberty is the foundation on which the world has been transformed needs saving and it’s up to us to begin the work. Mr. Mueller your day is coming and the forces of liberty will defeat tyranny again for ourselves and our posterity. You are the beginning but surely not the end.

 

The State of the Union

Posted in DOJ, FBI, FISA courts, Inalienable Rights, State of The Union Speech, Tyranny with tags , , , , , on February 2, 2018 by authorcarloscardoso

Trump State of The Union

We just heard the State of the Union speech by the President to define the state our country is in, the strides that have been made and the vision moving forward. The President said “The state of our union is strong because the American people are strong” and he is right. However I think the state of our union is under siege and the releasing of the memo about the FBI and the DOJ using the unconstitutional FISA courts to spy on American citizens needs to be released. The truth goes much deeper than anyone will admit but it’s time for the American people to awaken and reclaim our stolen liberties.

The fact that we are all under constant surveillance a brazen theft of our inalienable right to privacy is outrageous and those who do it must be held to account for their crimes. Those who aided and abetted these operations are also guilty and how high does that list go. The globalist anti-American traitors are powerful and well positioned but they work in the shadows and that’s because the light exposes truths that are undeniable when seen clearly in the light of day. This is why our very institutions are in fear because they are about to be revealed for what they are and the dominoes will inevitably fall.

This problem needs to be cleaned from top to bottom with those who felt themselves superior, tyrants, their enablers to their lackeys who try to rob us all of our individual inalienable right to pursue happiness as we see fit. Liberty can only flourish when government is small and accountable to the people who are their rightful masters. The truth is that many need to be purged from this monstrosity to cut it down to the proper size and scope in our lives. America must look to the example of Calvin Coolidge who cut the government by two thirds and spurred prosperity not only for financial gain this time but to restore something more precious, our individual liberty.

It is only when the righteous stand patriotically against a government and its agencies that threaten us yet don’t take it so well when people stand up and don’t cower in fear. Good people are being targeted and some have been jailed and even killed for simply speaking up and standing their ground which we hold sacred as Americans. Can this be the moment when the tides and currents of history change? Will America look back to our roots and our foundations and find the intestinal fortitude to fight to secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity?

The draining of the swamp will not be easy or cheap as the tyrants will fight to preserve their places and their plans. Yet as George Washington hoped if the people retain their cherishing of liberty then only good things and happiness can be our destiny. This is the time and the place for this generation to face the challenge and ensure that liberty may not perish from the face of this Earth. That is our task, our sacred honor to uphold our inalienable right to liberty and self governance and defeat the globalist tyrants once and for all.