An introductory course in computability might be useful for all these la la land ideas, though I have little reason to believe that it would be neither be taken nor understood.
Over the past two and a half centuries more than almost a million died for the principles of the Constitution. Are we going to throw it away on some elected official who has an "idea (poor thing it must be lonely)?"
Prisons are run by the inmates, not the putative guards and wardens. They are notoriously porous to contraband such as guns, drugs, cell phones and sex. As well as "home" built weapons like shivs, crossbows and more.
Laws are meant to control the law abiding, not the criminals.
I never claimed the judge was taking anything in return. Nor did I make any statement with regard to this particular case. Only that gag orders in general are becoming rather excessive. They are being used to hide behavior on the part of the dependent and/or the prosecutor.
The Judicial branch above all others must be transparent. Yet there are apparently secret courts, secret laws, secret trials, secret punishments in secret prisons. Claims of missing docket numbers. These are not acceptable in a free society.
I don't think that is a concern of the cops. They are more likely to be interested in trying to determine just how much of the loot they can keep for themselves without attracting attention, or the wrath of the DA.
Yes, as a propaganda tactic it is a dilution of rights. When real rights, such as the freedom of speech, are equated to and ethically classed with a "right" to the 'net, the meaning and value of real rights are reduced and diminished.
Speech is a powerful thing. Effacing the symbol erodes reality in the minds of many people.
Our forefathers fought, suffered and died for those rights. But now, much, if not most of the population believes that civil liberties are the bane of society -- until they are personally arrested, beaten or shot by the blue gang.
I don't understand why anyone would carry that kind of cash, but even more so why anyone would have a conversation with a detaining or arresting officer.
The only topic of discussion involved in a traffic stop is the traffic stop. Not where you are going or why. Not what your job is, or how much money you have with your. Nor how much you make.
All of these and more, are cops fishing for a reason to search, seize, and or arrest the person they have stopped. This guy set himself up when he said he had $2K with him. Stupidity may not be a crime on the books, but cops will make it one on the street, and be enforcement, prosecutor and judge all rolled into one.
The more "rights" there are, the less any of them matter. There is a right to the safety of life and limb from one's government. There is a right to the freedom of speech.
There is no right to have a road built in front of one's house. Having a general agreement amongst the populace and elected officials that a road is probably a good idea, is a privilege, not a right. This I discovered through trying to have a road built in front of my driveway as well as that of others.
He is a Luddite. Terrified of what he can not comprehend.
He is not the problem. A political system which propagandizes one thing, and then creates a power structure to do the opposite is the problem. That along with a populace which doesn't seem to remember promises made and broken from one second to the next.
I wrote a system that was still running after three decades (ca 1980,) and for all I know may be celebrating its 35th bday. It did everything the enduser wanted, was flexible, and was built to feed SAS (Statistical Analysis System) as well as produce the reports and graphs needed. The last I heard the only difficult was in getting parts and 5 1/4" diskettes.
There were mainframe systems built in the '60s 1999 whose only problem was that they had to undergo Y2K remediation.
The cost of replacing the software just to keep up with the hardware would be incredible, would stall progress where needed, and would stultify programmer analysts. It is far more cost efficient to write emulators so the old software will run.
This is true for a lot of fields as well as computing. My father told me that many locomotive lathes that had been built during the civil war were still running. These things were so big that a man could had to stand in the lathe pan to adjust the machine.
Why replace something that is working well when that capital can be spent on something worth improving. And yes, there are Amiga OS emulators so that even if the hardware can't be directly replaced, an Amiga environment can be substituted to run the old software.
Google (and the net in general) really have little choice before they aew subject to an untold number of foolish laws.
If the French want the right to be forgotten, then the whole country should be forgotten from every search engine. This kind of thing worked with a special tax in Germany, and it will work everywhere else.