Use It or Lose It!

By Mark Swarbrick
You have heard the term used regarding working out to keep your muscle tone: “Use it or lose it.” That phrase has a valid application to our Constitutional rights as well. If we don’t use our rights, stand up for our rights, and fight for our rights, we will lose them.

Big tech, as you have undoubtedly heard, is working overtime to help Democrats steal our rights. Microsoft is one of the worst offenders. In the agreement to install Windows 10 on a computer is this bit of fine print:

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Windows 10 is programmed to snoop through your emails and personal files to gather information about you. Microsoft then sells this private information to third parties. The agreement states that they will also share your personal data with the U.S. government.

Personal data would include anything concerning your lifestyle, religious beliefs, and your political positions. Think about it. All your private family photos, documents, writings, emails, messages, and home addresses, every personal bit of private personal information on your computer, is made available to the world and the federal government.

This is an egregious violation of the spirit of the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees “??? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ???????, ??????, ??????, ??? ???????…” Passively accepting our personal information flowing into government hands without due process gives up important constitutional rights that our forefathers fought and died for.

Recently Microsoft sent an email to all of their customers advising that their agreement has been updated. They have added this line:

“??? ????? ?? ????????? ? ????????? ??? ???????-???? ???????????? ???????? ??????? ?? ??? ???? ???????, ??? ???????, ?? ???? ?????? ??, ??????, ????????, ????????, ???????, ??? ?????????? ??? ????????????? ????? ???? ???????…”

Their email says that if you disagree with this, then…

“?? ??? ?? ??? ?????, ??? ??? ?????? ?? ??????????? ????? ??? ???????? ??? ????????, ??? ????? ???? ????????? ??????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? ?????????.”

There you have it. That computer you thought was yours, it is not. Microsoft thinks they own it, and they believe they have the right to take all your personal data and do whatever they want with it, and if you don’t like it, too bad. You can stop using the computer you paid for because Microsoft thinks that it, and all that is in it, belongs to them. You have no rights to your own stuff.

I have heard people say they don’t care. They say, “I’m not breaking any laws, so I don’t care what anybody knows.” But the point is this. You might not be doing anything illegal now, but what about when the laws change? Maybe you like being a conservative Republican. Today the Democrats are calling Republicans “domestic terrorists.” Perhaps you are a Christian and enjoy going to church or having people over for Bible study. Democrats are having people arrested for doing these very things today. As our country moves towards a totalitarian socialist government, it becomes even more important to keep your privacy private.

We need to start exercising our rights. We need to stand up and demand our 4th Amendment right to be secure in our papers and effects is protected. Companies like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are monopolies that need to be broken up and controlled by the Federal government. We had better start using our rights, or we are going to lose them.