Direct Democracy proposal for Home Affairs, Security and Policing
Enhancement of the right to personal privacy
Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose to enhance the right of privacy for citizens.
To those who believe that you have nothing to fear because you have nothing to hide, why should anyone actually need to have anything to hide simply to protect and enjoy their right to privacy?
If you are okay with your emails being scanned and stored by the state, would you also then be okay with your post being diverted to your nearest police station where it will be opened, read, copied and stored before it gets sent on to you?
If you are okay with your phone calls being recorded, scanned and stored by the state, would you also then be okay with your off-line face-to-face conversations being recorded, scanned and stored?
If you are okay with your web visits being stored by the state and then shared with 3rd parties, would you also then be okay to submit your dairy to the state on a daily basis, detailing which shops and houses you visited, for them to copy, store and share with 3rd parties?
No? Why not? Do you have something to hide?
The people's Administration believes that such people are naive and hypocritical because they offer propagandist opportunities to those who wish to invade our privacy, whilst seeking to protect themselves from exactly the same principals.
The government's argument that greater levels of access to our private information is needed in order to fight terrorism is in our opinion, a blatant lie and we say this because:
• We believe that the only way to prevent terrorism is to address the causes, instead of attempting to prevent terrorist actions.
• As soon as David Cameron won the 2010 General Election, members of different police forces actually told us in person that they were deeply concerned that any new anti-terror legislation will be used against the citizen, under the guise of the prevention of terrorism, and that they will be used as a buffer during events of social unrest.
• Current protocols do enable for the accurate identification, targeting and surveillance of possible threats and that most of those who 'slip through' are actually 'de-marked' and deliberately taken off the radar [as with the 7/7 bombers].
• When it is constantly only ever human decision making that is flawed, no government has ever justified its desires to invade our privacy further.
• Current protocols require that SIS [UK security services] have to obtain court orders from a judge so as to be able to obtain data in certain ways. This enables for the security services to check on every occasion, that what they seek to do is actually lawful.
• Resources spent monitoring the personal and private communications and habits of millions of citizens would be far better spent on those who are already 'marked' [and who are often taken off the radar].
Our conclusion is that by removing the requirement placed on the SIS to obtain court orders, all and any safeguards that the citizen may have to ANY legal and/or civil rights will be severely compromised. Further more, if legislation needs to be changed so as to enable our own intelligence services to be allowed to operate outside of current legal legislation, what do they have to hide?
Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose to review all current intelligence-gathering and anti-terror legislation so as to enhance the right of privacy for citizens.
Voting for direct democracy outside a general election
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