• Machiavellian Surveillance System
• Recommendations for Reform and
Amendment of the FISA-Patriot Act
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MY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REFORM AND
Furthermore, nothing in this statute shall be deemed to interfere with the right of any American citizen or member of the newspaper, press, or media, to exercise his or her Constitutional right to express his opinion, in the form of political dissent”.
This assures that the FISA Court surveillance conforms to the will of the Executive Department thereby becoming highly politicized.
But the preceding section, Section 1804, contains a different and lower standard for the evidence already presented to that same Judge, namely that the evidence must only satisfy the test of justifying the sincere “belief” of the government attorney presenting it.
This Orwellian type of inconsistency could also easily be corrected, by requiring merely that the government attorney must also present some actual “evidence” justifying his conclusion that the surveillance is needed.
In addition, the Court should also follow the 4th Amendment requirement that the surveillance order must specify the “things to seized”.Otherwise, upon entry into the premises, the FBI can seize anything it sees or picks up, and the target may never know what is missing from his premises, and may never see such items again.
Furthermore, in order to prevent the creation of any long-term, hidden “Gulag” (Ft. 2), where political dissenters might be placed under long-term punitive, confiscatory surveillance, without any notice given to them whatsoever, the Statute should be amended to require that “actual notice” be given to any person placed under surveillance by FISA order (“Target”) for more than 3 years, and thereafter such target is accorded an appropriate opportunity to challenge the validity and Constitutionality of such surveillance in open, Federal Court.
Ft. 1- Confusing, contradictory language used in “1984”, by George Orwell, 1949.
Ft. 2- Refers to “Gulag Archipelago”, by Alexander Solzinitzen, 1973
George A. Mathewson, Esq.
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