June 2, 2013
Certified Mail Receipt: 7012 1010 0002 9855 8410
& Mrs. John B. Kidd
P.O. Box 1102
Big Spring, Texas 79721
June 1, 2013
1510 Scurry St. Suite B
Big Spring, TX 79720
Let me start off by saying I have been registered no party since 1996, so I have no political ax to grind.
As you are aware, the National Security Administration (NSA) is building a facility in Utah benignly called the Utah Data Center. $2 billion borrowed dollars since the people's purse is nearly $17 TRILLION dollars over drawn thanks to free spenders like you who pay no attention to Art. 1, Sec. 8 of the U.S. Constitution. More debt plus the interest slapped on our backs, our children and grand children for the rest of our lives.
You may have heard Comrade Mad Max Waters (Democratic/Communist Party USA) made the following statement:
“The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life,” Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin on Monday. “That's going to be very, very powerful,” Waters said. “That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it's never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They're going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can't get around it. And he's [President Obama] been very smart. It's very powerful what he's leaving in place.”
Many news sources like Wired.com have reported the purpose of that center:
(1) "Intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world's communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks.
(2) "Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.” It is, in some measure, the realization of the “total information awareness” program created during the first term of the Bush administration—an effort that was killed by Congress in 2003 after it caused an outcry over its potential for invading Americans’ privacy."
The U.S. Constitution has never been an impediment to you, Randy. Your voting record bears that out. You voted to eviscerate the Bill of Rights in 2005 when you voted to make the "Patriot" Act permanent. In 2006, you voted yes on allowing electronic surveillance domestically without a warrant. In 2006, you once again voted to shred the Constitution when you voted yes for the John Warner Defense Authorization Act. In 2011, you voted yes on extending the Patriot Act's roving wiretaps. And, the grand daddy of them all: The National Defense Authorization Act in 2012. You voted to allow American citizens to be detained indefinitely without a warrant - something the Founding Fathers would not have tolerated for a split second.
Please, don't insult my intelligence by trying to feed me the bull manure you feed the uninformed in this district about the nebulous "war on terror" that has become nothing but a massive money making machine for defense contractors and members of Congress that own stock in companies who profit from the phony "war on terror."
The Republican controlled Congress under Bush and the Republican controlled U.S. House of Representatives since he left office (with the exception of one two year period) is a duplicate of what Adolph Hitler did when the Nazi's controlled Germany. I'm a dedicated student of history, so I know what I'm talking about. With today's advanced technology, it's even more egregious.
My question is: Who the hell do you people think you are?
What the "Utah Data Center" will be doing is a repeat of Hitler's Germany constantly tracking the movement of every citizen, their everyday whereabouts, activities and where we spend our money. A Republican controlled Congress and then the U.S. House side after Bush left office has done nothing but strip us of our God-given rights and stomp on states rights. Is it any wonder the approval rating for Congress is at about 11%?
After the Marxist usurper squatting in the White House signed the unconstitutional "stimulus" act, you people in the Outlaw Congress (yes, outlaws because you rob and steal from us the same as bandits did in the "old West") provided millions of dollars for doctors and health care providers to put people's medical records onto discs and make them available for yet another massive data base. Not mandatory, just here's bushels of money to offset the cost, send us the records.
Know what I said? The hell you will. I wrote to my primary health care provider and the neurosurgeons who operated on me twice. I told them I do not want my medical records released to anyone in the U.S. government. If that was unacceptable to them, I would terminate my association with he/she and take MY medical records with me. I also wrote to the Rear Admiral who headed TriCare/Humana at the time with the same request. I was assured my records would not be released to any government agency for any reason without my explicit written permission.
As I constituent, I want you to respond in writing to my questions:
1. What type of information will the Utah Data Center will be collecting and storing? I want specifics like: cell phone records, email, cell phone records and conversations, any purchases a person makes, banking records, medical information and so forth.
There's no question such snooping will provide the potential for violating attorney client privilege, doctor to patient communications, husband and wife communications, communications via email between judges and other specific confidences that have always been held sacrosanct. I don't care how they encrypt, somone government - like the communist Chinese - manage to hack into computers in this country. They've been doing it and it will get worse.
2. Does any of the NSA's so-called mission include American citizens? Again, I don't want some Congress double-speak, I want to know if average, ordinary people like my husband and I who have never had a "brush" with the law will have our data and lives mined by that snooping agency and stored at the Utah Data Center.
If the answer to 2 is affirmative, I want you to tell me exactly where in the U.S. Constitution it gives you, the NSA or any other government snooping agency the right to collect data on my life and activities, record phone conversations or any other form of snooping?
None of the alphabet soup agencies can do what they're doing without the approval of Congress since they were created by an Act of Congress and Congress has direct over sight. If alphabet soup agencies are snooping on American citizens without our knowledge, they're getting away with it because you have done nothing to stop it. In this case, we the people intend to stop it by refusing to roll over and allow snoopers like the NSA to get away with it even it means going to court.
Let's see what he says for the record. As you can see, I sent the letter certified mail to Neugebauer's district office in my town, not to Washington, DC. That way old Randy can't say he never got my letter. Additionally, their offices in DC get flooded with thousands of pieces of mail every week. All 535 of them go back to their district offices for the weekend and their long, extended "breaks" and vacations, so my letter won't get lost in the Washington shuffle.
Oh, and the number of days the House will be in session this year: 126 days. That's 4 1/2 months. They get paid for 12 months.
Killer of American jobs, Speaker of the House John Boehner, is paid $223,500 per year. That means we the people pay him $18,625 per month, 12 months a year for working 4 1/2 months.
'Rank and file' house and senate members - $174,000 per year. That means we the people pay professional, career hookers like Randy Neugebauer $14,500 per month, 12 months a year for working 4 1/2 months.
Oh, they squawk and insist they're "always working for you". True. Some committees do stay in Foggy Bottom for this and that periodically. But, in reality, they work for whoever pays the most for their favors. Both parties.
I'm also filing a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request with the NSA; certified mail. I want to know if they have any kind of file on me or my husband. I recommend you do the same as well. Snail mail your U.S. House member and ask them the same questions I did in my letter to Neugebauer; send it to their district office. You may not know it, but you can also file a FOIA with the FBI and get any file they have on you. Be sure to get your FOIA letter notarized or the FBI won't release it.
We the people must take a pro-active position and fight them on this as we did back in 2003. Bush, Jr., thought he could ram the “total information awareness” program down our throats because the evil doers count on the American people being unaware of what's going on or simply don't care about their freedom and liberty. Suddenly, more and more unconstitutional draconian bills become "law". The Marxist in the White House has only continued where his predecessors left off.
He who shouts the loudest gets the most attention and results.
By the way, if you don't know about the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, you can get an accurate report here:
"As with any act of Congress, the Posse Comitatus Act may be repealed by subsequent act of Congress. In the case of the Posse Comitatus Act, the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act of 2007, signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 17, 2006, amended the law by adding the following language: "The President may employ the armed forces to restore public order in any State of the United States the President determines hinders the execution of laws or deprives the people of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws."
"Fortunately for our Republic and the rule of law that has kept us free, the sweeping changes made by the Warner Act were completely repealed by passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Accordingly, the present state of the applicable law governing the use of federal troops in matters of domestic law enforcement is the Insurrection Act of 1807."
If you are opposed to the NSA snooping into your life and keeping a data base on everything you say in private emails, snooping into your credit card records or debt card purchases, what books you read, hotels you stay at or any other part of your private life, write that letter. As for Google and other search engines: They are harvesting your data and selling it which is how they make their billions. Well, they don't get it from me; I use startpage.com. I also never use Yahoo:
"As of June 1, all Yahoo email users are required to upgrade to the company's newest platform, which allows Yahoo to scan and analyze every email they write or receive. According to Yahoo's help page, all users who make the transition agree to let the company perform "content scanning and analyzing of your communications content" to target ads, offer products, and perform "abuse protection."
"This means any message that Yahoo's algorithms find disturbing could flag a user as a bully, a threat, or worse. At the same time, Yahoo can now openly troll through email for personal information that it can share or hold onto indefinitely. Gay and haven't come out yet? Yahoo knows. Having an affair? Your spouse may not know — but Yahoo does. Any interests, ailments or projects you'd rather not share? You're sharing them with Yahoo, perhaps forever.
"The new tracking policy affects more than just Yahoo account holders. Everyone who corresponds with a Yahoo email account holder will also have their own message content scanned, analyzed, and stored by Yahoo, even if they themselves have not agreed to Yahoo's new terms of service.
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"Emailing through Yahoo means surrendering your privacy, whether it's your own account or your friend's," says Harvard-trained privacy expert Katherine Albrecht, who is helping to develop StartMail, an upcoming email service that will not scan its users' correspondence. "It's time we start paying attention to these policies, because they're growing more shockingly abusive every day," she added."
That means if you send me email with a Yahoo account, I'm going to delete it without opening it. I'm sorry, but if we don't stop the snoopers now, it will only get worse. Those "free" email accounts are more costly than people realize.
If you value your privacy, don't put it off --- write your congress critter about NSA's new Utah Data Center and get your file from the FBI. You can bet they have one on you just because they've been getting away with it for decades because Congress has allowed it to go on and because we the people haven't shouted loud enough.
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Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies sold. Devvy appears on radio shows all over the country. She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy isn't left, right or in the middle; she is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party.
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