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Offline pjohns

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Utah may demand limits upon federal surveilance
« on: February 13, 2014, 07:45:32 PM »
In another step toward state nullification, Utah is now threatening to shut down any federal attempts at surveilance of anyone unless that surveilance is preceded by a search warrant "that particularly desribes the person, place and thing to be searched or seized."
 
Here is a little from an article on the subject:

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SALT LAKE CITY, February 12, 2014–Can Utah shut down the new NSA data center by turning off the water? A new bill introduced by state Rep. Marc Roberts seeks to do just that.

The legislation drafted by a transpartisan coalition organized by the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) called OffNow Coalition. The Utah Fourth Amendment Protection Act would expressly prohibit state material support, participation, and assistance to any federal agency that collects electronic date or metadata without a search warrant "that particularly desribes the person, place and thing to be searched or seized."

"Without question, the mass surveillance and data collection by the Utah Data Center is a delicate and important matter," Roberts said. "But for me, the language of the Fourth Amendment is clear.  It simply protects us against unreasonable and unwarranted searches or seizures of our persons, private residencies and property, documents and information and personal and private belongings.  This legislation preserves those rights to the people."
 
This puts contracts that provide the 1.7 million gallons of water a day necessary to cool the NSA computers at its Bluffdale facility in the crosshairs.


Here is a link to the entire article:  BREAKING: Utah legislators move to kill NSA data center | Ben Swann Truth In Media

Offline Fishrrman

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Re: Utah may demand limits upon federal surveilance
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 10:10:05 PM »
[[ In another step toward state nullification, Utah is now threatening to shut down any federal attempts at surveilance of anyone unless that surveilance is preceded by a search warrant "that particularly desribes the person, place and thing to be searched or seized." ]]

A little late for this now, people of Utah.

After all, you've got the world's largest surveillance machine being built in your state right now.

If Utah'ans REALLY wanted to strike a blow against unconstitutional surveillance, you'd do whatever it takes to deny the Utah Data Center the power and public utilities it requires to operate.

You've already got the big bad horse IN your barn. What's the use of closing the door now?
« Last Edit: February 13, 2014, 10:10:57 PM by Fishrrman »

Offline Rapunzel

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Re: Utah may demand limits upon federal surveilance
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 10:14:54 PM »
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If Utah'ans REALLY wanted to strike a blow against unconstitutional surveillance, you'd do whatever it takes to deny the Utah Data Center the power and public utilities it requires to operate.



That's what they are considering doing
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