by J.B. Shurk, American Thinker:
The federal government spies on every email, text, and call you make. It uses your phone’s location services to pinpoint where you are at all times. It knows which I.P. addresses are associated with online comments that have been deemed “politically incorrect.” Its partnerships with Amazon and Walmart let it know what you’re reading and buying. Its partnerships with Google and Facebook let it know what you’re thinking. Its partnerships with Twitter and Hollywood allow it to censor unapproved messages before too many brains have the opportunity to consider new thoughts. Its alliance with credit card companies allows it to track all your financial transactions and thereby understand your habits, preferences, choices, and addictions. Its alliance with cellular companies allows it to monitor all your movements, contacts, and associations. And all of these consumer comforts that are used by the “national security” surveillance state to watch everyone in real time constantly measure every American’s potential for subversiveness, even when that American is engaged in the most mundane things during the course of an ordinary day.