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Semi formal bodies to "vet" legal issues related to new technologies to maybe move the formal legislative process a little faster.

This is from website http://www.i-m.co/Kellm44/LegislativeReserve/about.html. How many times have we heard "there ought to be a law" or the government can't keep up with...? You name the issues. Changing technology, medical advances, changes in climate? Legislative Reserve provides an opportunity to address these issues.

See the website and see the proposal. I included a little from the site below. But there is a lot more there particularly in the Methodolgy tab. Is it possible for this to work? Would it be helpful?

Just for another tid bit from the site since i have space to do it. See below.

Vision

A fully functioning Legislative Reserve with Representatives from every state addressing issues that matter; Taking up issues with the purpose to address ethical, legal, or other concerns that other Legislative bodies do not or can not address; Provide rapidly debated, carefully scrutizied, politically vetted, and reasonably workable solutions to issues at the cutting edge of technology, etc.

And then this.

Beyond Hopes

We believe this could become the model of how Legislative bodies would address those emerging ethical, legal, and other concerns bringing the legislative process into the 21 century while increasing the velocity for those new to the world issues and have them addressed as a society with limits or regulations as deemed appropriate.

The pictures at the top of the Methodology tab shows where we came from over the last two centuries. The pictures on the left show where we believe we should be in ten years.

We see the possibility that governments would recognize the value of such an institution and evenually provide funding for such a program.

Dare we suggest that something similar to the Legislative Reserve could one day replace our centuries old legislative process providing the means to govern the new, dynamic, and emerging American way?

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  • Aug 18 2013: 1968 to 1974 computers were the size of a room and couldn't store the information my pocket calculator stores. There were no smart phone apps. There weren't even satellite phones. Computers were little more than an academic curiosity. The US Constitution doesn't offer any protections to the people of the world, only to US citizens. As for violating rights of US citizens, it is still uncertain as to whether collecting commercially available information is actually a violation of anything. Industry uses this sort of information on people all the time. Walmart is using this information to track customers in their stores to see what they are looking at and how they are travelling within the store. Half the cookies on your computer do nothing more than track what internet sites you visit. Wireless communications have no privacy rights because they can be freely intercepted by anyone at any time. Your phone records are not yours, but the property of the phone company and they are sold to a variety of other companies for research and marketing purposes. At best, I see these programs being changed only slightly in the next 10 years. I think it is funny that people are paying for encryption services when the NSA is primarily interested only in who you communicate with and for how long. The content of the communication is for the most part unimportant and requires a separate and specific warrant for a US citizen, and nothing at all for a foreigner whether they are in the US or not.

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