Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:04AM

Misc. Privacy

AM( Alex M (Coyo) Public Seen by 9

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

by Alex M (Coyo) Wed 26 Apr 2017 8:16AM

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
Agree 100.0% 1 AM(
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 12 ZAG JO DC JY N KSC ER SS GJ LN BL LF

1 of 13 people have participated (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.


Amanda Johnson Thu 25 Apr 2013 12:10AM

Do we want to abolish ALL drug prohibition or just some drugs?


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.

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