[ExI] just a thought or two

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Sat Sep 29 15:34:25 UTC 2018



From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of SR Ballard
Subject: Re: [ExI] just a thought or two


>…What I would object to is if local enforcement, or people I know were given that same information. Not because I’ve done anything wrong, but because it would lead to embarrassing questions about my religious faith, sexuality, and identity, as well as my political, social, and moral positions. Where I live (and probably anywhere I lived) my personal thoughts and opinions on these things are probably not welcome.


SR Ballard



>>…Here's the thought:  police all over the world attacked journalists and smashed cameras in a effort to stop images of brutality….bill w




Law enforcement and government already has everything that is public.  My take on it is that our own former ExI poster Julian Assange was absolutely right: transparency is the best disinfectant.  


Now we have all these new tools to help fight crime, which can also be in government and law enforcement.  Consider the case of Carter Page, where the FBI got a warrant to open his email on questionable evidence.  As far as I know there has been no legal consequences for that (certainly consequences, but the perpetrators have not been indicted as far as I know.)  


Unlike any time in history, we get to see the inner workings as all that plays out, and we understand the importance of limiting the scope of government, in order to prevent corruption due to excess power.


I am good with transparency: I will show them my life, all of it that is public.  In return they must hold to the limits imposed by the constitution.



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