Other possible Privacy-related sub-planks, such as the abolition of income taxes, the abolition of drug prohibition, the federal criminalization of deep packet inspection, warrantless wiretapping, DRM and spyware.
Should we ratify a constitutional amendment to upgrade the Bill of Rights to include a Right to Privacy? If so, should the right to Privacy include all realtime and asynchronous communications, mail, post and parcels in any form, not just the Federal Express, and any form of civilian encryption? Should it include stronger protections against the invasion and violation of privacy within one's own private property, place of residence, vehicles in public or on roads, bedrooms, bathrooms and schools?
Poll Created Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:07AM
Abolish drug prohibition Closed Thu 25 Apr 2013 4:43AM
highly premature, too controversial to easily decide at this time.
Drug prohibition such as that enforced by the DEA is an extremely common method of blackmailing, providing a convenient pretext for seizure of property and individuals, and other heinous acts.
Drug prohibition enforcement also requires widespread and rampant privacy violations of every conceivable kind.
We should add drug prohibition abolition and the disbandment of the DEA as a major sub-plank under Privacy.
|Results||Option||% of points||Voters|
|Undecided||0%||12||JO JY N KSC SS GJ LN BL|
1 of 13 people have voted (7%)
Alex M (Coyo)
Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:08AM
Drug prohibition is unjustifiable in many, many ways, however, above all, it is a common pretext for deep packet inspection, wiretapping, trap-and-trace orders, gag orders, and other heinous crimes committed by the federal and state government.
Alex M (Coyo) Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:23AM
Drug prohibition is too costly to justify, and public healthism is founded on the notion of protecting you from yourself. A victimless crime is an oxymoron.
Nick Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:35AM
I am against disbanding the DEA, I would rather see it repurposed into an educational/regulatory organisation. (Think a public erowid with the ability to license distributors and such)
Alex M (Coyo) Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:52AM
ALL drugs. Meth, heroin, Cocaine, prescription drugs, overseas generics, all prohibitions must be outlawed. We do not need the DEA for education or regulation. The DEA needs to be trashed.
Nick Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:53AM
Are you suggesting that we should not regulate drugs? or just not with the DEA?
Alex M (Coyo) Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:53AM
Think about it, even heavy regulation would need to invade private property and online communications to be enforced.
There's a lot more to making something a law than just the principle behind the law.
Even more important that the basis of the law is the enforcement model, especially funding, and how enforcing such laws will impact the bottom line in terms of the protection of individual, human and civil rights.
Alex M (Coyo) Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:56AM
The individual, human and civil rights MUST come first, and the funding and enforcement models, and the implications of enforcement on the right to privacy and the right to live one's life as one sees fit, so long as one does not harm others, MUST be taken into account before the consideration of the ratification of ANY law.
Amanda Johnson Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:59AM
Why absolutely no regulation? Just tax it like alcohol and cigarettes. There should obviously be restrictions based on age.
Nick Thu 25 Apr 2013 1:00AM
By regulation I mean tax and license the organisations that distribute and sell substances.
I don't want to be snooping in peoples stuff. If its legal to have, no point in regulating their use. Though the trade should be different, we wan't to make sure that all the product is SAFE for the consumer and tax revenues would be nice. Im thinking the DEA (or another agency) because I don't want legislators regulating things, as they are not experts in the area.
Poll Created Thu 25 Apr 2013 4:57AM
Ratify Constitutional Amendment to Add Right to Privacy to The Bill of Rights Closed Sun 28 Apr 2013 1:21PM
We should add a new right to privacy to the bill of rights with specific and explicit enumerated rights and freedoms from violations and invasions to privacy and the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness on one's own terms, so long as one does not infringe another's rights to the same pursuit.
We should enumerate rights such as:
the freedom from privacy violations by tax collectors, agencies, departments or bureaus in regards to financial status, assets, income level or net worth;
the freedom from wiretapping, packet and frame interception, interference or tampering;
the freedom from interception, tampering, molestation, opening, tracking or interference of postal mail and parcels;
the freedom from domestic surveillance or espionage, especially on private property, on private vehicles and in schools, libraries, charities and cooperatives;
the freedom from reporting or user betrayal by booksellers, publishers, distributors, libraries, content hosts or providers, and medla rental services;
the freedom from any form of law enforcement measures against non-commercial filesharing, overlay networks or alternative communications networks, charities or cooperatives and credit unions.
|Results||Option||% of points||Voters|
|Undecided||0%||10||JO JY KSC SS GJ LN|
4 of 14 people have voted (28%)
Thu 25 Apr 2013 6:40AM
YES YES YES! This has been missing for way too long, we need to guarantee that it is treated as a human right for once.
Alex M (Coyo)
Thu 25 Apr 2013 7:09AM
It has. Not only does the bill of rights need to be restored and strengthed, but we need to add the right to privacy to it, and possibly others.
Fri 26 Apr 2013 3:09PM
Electronic modes of communication are not being fully protected and the US supreme court has failed in their job to protect them. That is why I think we need to officially protect it.
Fri 26 Apr 2013 6:05PM
I can't decide if this is a good idea or not. Amending the constitution is nearly impossible right now. Shoring up the 4th amendment seems to me like a more feasible option, but an amendment might bring more awareness.
Alex M (Coyo) Thu 25 Apr 2013 7:25AM
We need to bolster the bill of rights and strengthen and restore the power and clarity of the constitution.
Benjamin Lyon Fri 26 Apr 2013 3:00AM
I am not sure what this is trying to do. A lot of this is covered by 4th amendment. I'm sorry, but most of this is not very clear on what you are protecting from what/who and how/why.
Amanda Johnson · Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:10AM
Do we want to abolish ALL drug prohibition or just some drugs?