The problem I see , that some obviously have missed so far , is the potential for abuse by "The Party in Power" to use this system to make sure that they "stay" in power . Nixon used domestic intelligence gathering resources to dig up so-called "private" info
( meidacl records ,IRS records,etc ) on what he considered as his *personal* political adversaries.
Question: D'ya think John Pointdexter doesn't have a few folks he'd just love to delivr "paybacks" to since he was convinced he was being *ideologically correct* and sees those that undid what heand dead CIA director Willaim Casey set out to acheive as "unpatriotic".
Gee, d'ya think one can imagine a world where you could be denied a loan, a viable credit history, a job position, a job with said firm entirely ,etc. via "the network" if you were reported , unbeknownst to you, that you were heard to dare to criticize the legacy of Ronald Reagan ; especially after his imminent passing.
To all of those of Right-wing Republican persusion; I *do* harbor a rather striking sense of foreboding for life in a *One Party Federal Government* ( Supreme Court packing is next )
when Reagan is *officially Canonized* and woe be to those who would continue any expression of *free speech* that wpould dare to sully the *official legacy* as the history books are *oficially updated*.
Think it can't happen here.
Thnks to C-Span, I have already seen the unabashed self-avowed Right-wing Reagan-worship advocate ; one Grover Norquist who wont rest until Reagan's likeness is added to nothing less than Mt. Rushmore. Those whom did *not* witness the vehemence with which the Republican-controlled Congress
( 1994-2001 ) fought and won to have Washingtoon National Airport have its name *officially* changed ,by fiat, to Ronald Reagan National Airport . If you did not witness the self-righteous
political posturing of the pro-speeches then you have literally *no* idea what the right-wing of the Republican party will do next once they use their One Part supremacy to then go on to control the Supreme Court.
Expect a lot of Constitutional Admendments promoted which means, if any one of them gins national traction, would cause to convene a Constitutional Convention where *all* proposed amendments would be put on the docket.
Know that without the "balance" of decenting control of atleast one house of Congress the Republican Revolution of Newt Gingrich's Congress attempted several times a Constitutional Admendment for "Prayer in Schools" , "Balanced Budget" requirement *except* during *National Emergencies* like we are in now , " Federal Crime to Burn the american Flag ".
Be vigilant or be afraid, be very afraid. ;-)
Watching 'em like a hawk and comin' out sqawkin'