Saturday, July 20, 2002

Be afraid. Be very afraid. You're not paranoid; they will be watching you.

The Terrorism Information and Prevention System (Operation TIPS), is scheduled to begin in August. This plan of Dubya's will turn 1,000,000 Americans into civilian spies against other Americans in the 10 largest U.S. cities. And that's just in the pilot program.

The ratio of spies to spied upon will be the greatest of any known civilian spying system. Greater, even, than the infamous East German Stasi secret police (and, yes, greater than the former Soviet Union).

Don't you agree that this goes against some of our basic Constitutional concepts of civil liberties, freedom of thought, and due process? Not to mention that throughout history, these sorts of programs have been notorious for their abuses of power and lack of accuracy.

Read all about it (while you still can):

* US planning to recruit one in 24 Americans as citizen spies - The Sydney Morning Herald
* The Spy Who Reads Your Meter -
* The TIPS Web site - From your government, and mine

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