Since I'm not one to mince words, I will start right off with a warning...
If you are 'not' extremely alarmed with the fact that 'all' of our tech activities are being collected then read no further...You have been warned.
This post is not a debate. I am a reasonable person and I am not an idiot. I take information gathering very seriously and take the time to keep up with all of the news, with all of the distasteful things that are going on here in the United States and as much as possible word wide.
I realize that our world is a dangerous place and we need to take many precautions to keep our country safe. The Patriot act was designed to do that...I was not a big fan of that but at the time, could see the need for it. The original design was for specific targeted individuals out of country and limited in scope. It was not designed to cast a wide net and gatherer all the information of all citizens in the U.S.
As citizens of the United States, we are guaranteed privacy and the 4th Amendment of the Constitution protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures...See Here
We are not all criminals until proven innocent...that is for other countries, like Mexico, for example.
We are supposed to feel safe in our homes, to be able to protect our belongings and loved ones. Also to be safe to express our thoughts and inner most feelings even on our computers when we visit each other on our blogs. That is a reasonable expectation unless we have broken the law in some way or are in the process of planning something horrid against our fellow man and country.
We can put up signs of warning to protect our property......
But what signs can we put up to protect our words and photos? None!!
Unfortunately, we have lost all trust in our government...the IRS scandal is just the first one that comes to mind. And, I might remind you, if you are thinking "It doesn't affect me", that those were the words from people back when Hitler was having his way....you all remember that, now don't you?
Now that we have gotten all of that out of the way, I will get to the real point of this post.
As far as I know, the government couldn't possibly open all of the snail mail and read it and then seal it back up and send it on (oh wait, maybe that's why it takes so long, just kidding),
So, for those of you that are interested (thank you to those that have already emailed me) , I will exchange physical addresses with you, just email me and we will go from there.
This is not some secret weird thing, no back room conspiracy correspondence, just a woman, wife, mother, grandmother, sister...etc....that would like to still have some privacy. Is that too much to ask?
I will end this post now and get back to my normal, regular life.
Much love to you all. xo