Government Spying: Is It Time to Worry

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“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Ben Franklin

The government expansion of power into our private lives should be non-partisan. Everyone’s civil rights are currently being violated. Maybe we should go back to profiling when we only violated some peoples’ rights. It would be cheaper and easier.

At what point are our privacy rights more important than some faux sense of security? We do need to use the tools available to us to prevent terrorism and some loss of privacy will result but should we allow the government to continue monitoring without defining the parameters?

How does tracking every American’s e-mails, phone calls, videos, credit cards and so on, make us safer?

Can we even afford to spy on everyone?

The government is compiling an enormous database on every US citizen. What could possibly go wrong with that?

Now that we know the government is collecting our Internet data, do we trust that there are no more Lois Lerner’s out there? Do we honestly believe that the government won’t go “judge shopping” as they did in the case of James Rosen? DOJ Holder told the judge in the Rosen case that he was a suspect but Holder later admitted he was never going to prosecute Rosen. What is to stop Holder from doing that to any of us?

Do you want the government to have all your Internet data to use as they please one day?

Do you want a government so powerful that they can do anything they want to the people should they choose to do so?

What kind of country do you want to live in?

The NSA began spying on phone records in 2003 and have continued through 2006 – 2007. They’ve accelerated since then. It is now government spying on speed. The government is looking at Internet e-mails, audios, videos, credit cards, and so on.  The government is reviewing the phone records of over 115 million Americans. They are backdoor spying on all that we do on the Internet through willfully-dumb Internet service providers.

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In the video below, the NSA whistleblowers detail their original concerns when they first exposed the government spying on US citizens. They looked a bit conspiratorial then. What do you think now?

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” ~ George Washington

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