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Through the use of Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and this Blog, Youngman Consultancy demonstrates its commitment to ensuring people have the help needed to address their right to hold governments accountable and protect their own privacy. It is only by knowing your rights and being prepared to speak up that you can ensure a just society for all of its members.
If no one said All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”, then someone should have, because it is true. The same thing goes for bullies and injustice. As scary as it can be, if you are going to consider yourself human, then you have to speak out for what it right.
Monday, December 31 2012
Opposing the Bill are the ACLU, Amnesty International, Global Fund for Women, Global Rights, Human Rights Watch, International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association, The Nation magazine, PEN American Center, Service Employees International Union and other plaintiffs.
The rights of individuals, whether within the USA or elsewhere, are secondary to the rights of US agencies that are allegedly seeking out possible terrorism targets. When passed in 2008, the law is a way to retroactively legitimize his (Bush’s) administration’s practice of spying on American citizens without a warrant.
I read a report from today that China “has unveiled tighter Internet controls on Friday, legalizing the deletion of posts or pages which are deemed to contain "illegal" information and requiring service providers to hand over such information to the authorities for punishment.”
You are tempted to think “Thank God I don’t live in China. At least I have the right to have an opinion and not face oppression as a result. But when you see what is happening in America and what other governments are prepared to do in the name of fighting terrorism, you wonder how different we are. At least in China they don’t hide behind claims of freedom of speech and the rights of the individual, they just come out and do what they want. If you don’t like it, they put you in goal or kill you. It makes you wonder.
As Andrew Jackson said in his Farewell Address, March 4, 1837 "But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. It behooves you, therefore, to be watchful in your States as well as in the Federal Government."
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