It was our great Founding Father and third American president, Thomas Jefferson, who declared that when the people fear the government, there is tyranny, but when the government fears the people, there is liberty. Jefferson also advocated a revolution perhaps every generation, simply to clean house of the political cockroaches that he believed would likely infest our nation’s capital, as he had an excellent understanding of human behavior and the powers that corrupt. Jefferson, like many of his peers, was a “Renaissance man,” schooled and steeped in philosophy and other intellectual pursuits.
Over a century after Jefferson died, on July 4, 1826 – ironically the same day as another great Founding Father and second American president, John Adams, died – writers like George Orwell and Ayn Rand predicted in their landmark books “1984”�� and “Atlas Shrugged” that so-called civilized societies in Great Britain and the United States would fall victim to the gross overreaching of government, and that this “government” would seek to enslave us with unimaginable means that allowed them to intrude and spy on all of us. In this way, the government would have total control over our lives and rule over its citizens with an iron fist. In effect, “do as the spymasters in and around government say,” through their political benefactors, “or we will destroy you.”
The predictions of Jefferson, Orwell, Rand, and their ilk did not just manifest themselves in and with communist and Nazi dictators and their countries, such as the Soviet Union and Germany, but have also seeped into our own body politic in the United States of America. Sure enough, the initial revelations of Edward Snowden – that our own government was conducting massive telephonic surveillance on virtually the entire citizenry – bore out these predictions.
Entering the scene after Snowden is a new and even more compelling whistleblower, named Dennis Montgomery, who has come forward to law enforcement authorities with proof that even the surveillance revealed by Snowden is simply a proverbial “warm up act.” “Dennis the Menace” is a patriot who, unlike Snowden, does not fear that he will be killed by those in the intelligence cabal, as he is already terminally ill with a brain aneurism, so he had no need to flee the country, as Snowden was forced to do – notwithstanding his poor and disgusting choice to seek asylum in Putin’s Russia. To the contrary, Montgomery, who is a “menace” to those in our intelligence establishment, like Director of National Intelligence James Clapper – who not coincidentally lied under oath and committed perjury to Congress and the American people by claiming that the mass surveillance was not taking place secretly – has been cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the wholesale harvesting of detailed financial and other confidential information by the spy agencies concerning not just you and me, but Supreme Court justices, other judges, congressmen, senators, prominent corporate executives, and those who can influence presidential elections – as had apparently occurred in 2008 and…