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NSA class action suits spark citizens' revolution!
Posted By Larry Klayman On 06/14/2013 @ 7:37 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
“The legality has been ensured (by the Department of Justice and special federal courts set up to handle surveillance issues, which) ruled and monitored these programs and, again, ensured the legality. …”
This was the arrogant and typical Washington-establishment sworn testimony of Robert Mueller, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee. Mueller – who has fallen down on the job with an ever-increasing number of terrorist attacks the FBI has failed to avert on U.S. soil: 9/11, Fort Hood and the Boston Marathon bombing occurred under Mueller’s watch – was covering his derriere and those of other Washington bureaucrats who apparently spend more time lunching and dining at fancy restaurants on our dime than protecting the American people. Ironically, it was notably the ranking member of the committee, John Conyers, a liberal Democrat, who principally shot back at Mueller, reminding this “political tool” that “we are a nation of laws and not men.”
Conyers’ response underscores the seriousness of the newest Obama administration scandal, which also implicates many Republicans in Congress who knew of and approved of the widespread spying of the National Security Agency on American citizens. This spying occurred by allowing the NSA total access to the telephone and Internet records of nearly the entire American citizenry. This violation of privacy and other constitutional rights of freedom of association, unreasonable searches and seizures, and due process under the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendments is unprecedented in U.S. history. It’s as if we are now living in the “Big Brother” totalitarian state predicted by the famous authors George Orwell in this book “1984″ and Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.”
This most recent outrage is more than simply the latest scandal in Washington. It marks a critical turning point in our nation. We the People are no longer free, and the government is determined to use whatever coercive means are available, including but not limited to the NSA surveillance PRISM scheme, to keep us down and subservient to it. To make matters even worse, large, greedy and corrupt corporations, which obviously are receiving something in exchange for turning over the most intimate details of our telephone and Internet records to the NSA, are the government’s accomplices in these crimes. That is how it works in our nation’s capital, and all capitals of all nations in world history. You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours, and let the people be damned and sent to hell.
Earlier this week, I filed two class actions lawsuits over the NSA’s PRISM scheme. Here is how one of my press releases described the cases and the large stakes involved.
“Having already filed a $3 billion class action with regard to the alleged government privacy abuse by the Obama administration and Verizon, Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch, and a former Justice Department prosecutor, filed a new $20 billion dollar companion class action suit in D.C. federal court today. Like the prior class action suit concerning Verizon, this new case names President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, the heads of the NSA and the 12 other companies who have collaborated with the government in violating the privacy and other constitutional rights of American citizens. The companies named in the suit which are tied to the government’s PRISM-NSA scheme are: Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Skype, YouTube, Apple, PalTalk, AOL, and Yahoo. The users and subscribers of these companies comprise, combined with the Verizon class plaintiffs, a majority of the entire U.S. citizenry and thus these complementary class action suits pit the American people against their government and corporate enablers.”
“This and the Verizon class action will serve to unify all political and social persuasions in our great nation to wage a second American revolution, one that is peaceful and legal – but pursued with great resolve and force. Government dishonesty and tyranny against the people have reached historic proportions during the last three administrations in particular, and the time has come for We the People to rise up and reclaim control of our nation. If not, the government will control us, and this will mark the end of individual liberties. The American people can thus use these class actions to ‘man the barricades of freedom’ against the establishment government despots and their corporate enablers who seek to enslave them through coercive abuses their privacy. This Orwellian power grab can only be intended to blackmail the masses into submission in order that these modern day greedy tyrants achieve their corrupt ends.” [See www.freedomwatchusa.org.]
In this vein, it is important to remember that Adolf Hitler would not have come to power in what became his Third Reich without the backing and collaboration of the powerful industrialists and financial institutions like Daimler-Benz, Bavarian Motor Works and Deutche Bank, which promoted and financed his Nazi revolution, the Holocaust and the concentration camps it spawned. While I am not equating President Obama and the rest of the establishment minions in Washington, Democrat or Republican, to Adolf Hitler, this example should serve as a warning that without peaceful resistance and our own counterrevolution in the courts and elsewhere, our great nation will be in similar jeopardy of being taken over by evil despots and tyrants.
And that is why these two class action suits I filed are so important. They have the potential of uniting the citizenry and using non-violent means to expose, put a stop to and obtain justice for these gross violations of our constitutional and basic human rights. These cases can and will likely spark the second American revolution among all segments of the populace.
In short, we all have a vital interest in not being coerced, blackmailed and enslaved by the corrupt political establishment in our nation’s capital. For now, we need to use our judicial institutions to try to right the wrongs. If this does not work, then it is 1776 all over again!
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