Whenever Mr. Kells writes a letter, he asks me to proofread it. Last night, he handed me a letter to a congressman. As I’m reading, I’m thinking: La-di-da, same ole same ole….you’re talkin to a brick wall, baby. And then I got to the end. (Well, actually we had a minor disagreement about his last paragraph as I have different beliefs,) but I mean the very end. Went down something like this….
Kells: WTF is this?
Mr. Kells: They’ll know exactly what it is, Kelly.
Kells: Should you be doing this?
Mr. Kells: It will be included in all of my correspondences to them.
Kells: ❓ May I post this?
Mr. Kells: Yes.
Here is the letter.
I have grave and serious objections to the U.S. government’s secret monitoring of all phone, internet, and social media communications, without probable cause or suspicion of illegal activity, by EVERY PERSON whose information was, and is currently, being obtained by the U.S. government. This is a clear violation of 4th Amendment protections guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America, which you have sworn to uphold.
Not to mention that your own private, and as members of Congress, privileged communications have been, and are still being compromised.
I am requesting that you actively seek out all government officials, whether employed, appointed, or elected, who were aware of this despicable act and seek their immediate removal from their positions, particularly those who authorized these unconstitutional acts.
In situations where the government has reason to suspect an individual, it has the obligation to pursue these individuals, including tracking all their communications, and requesting historical information about these individuals from any entity, public or private. However, to demand this information about ALL AMERICANS, is inconsistent with a government for and authorized by these same AMERICANS.
By reception of this private communication, you are consenting to monitoring by the U. S. Government (USG).
You are accessing a USG monitored Information System (IS).
By using this IS (which includes any device attached to this IS), you consent to the following conditions:
- The USG routinely intercepts and monitors communications on this IS for purposes including, but not limited to network operations and defense, personnel misconduct (PM), law enforcement (LE), and counterintelligence (CI) investigations.
- At any time, the USG may inspect and seize data stored on this IS.
- Communications using, or data stored on, this IS are not private, are subject to routine monitoring, interception, and search, and may be disclosed or used for any USG-authorized purpose.
- This IS includes security measures (e.g., authentication and access controls) to protect USG interests–not for your personal benefit or privacy.
Has Mr. Kells lost his marbles?