while I think that the congress and senate should be vigilant in their duty to
insure the protections of the people they must also avoid trying to turn this
into yet another three ring circus for the sake of gaining cheap political
points, Are you listening Mike Lee?
i read about this months ago it is on the nsa site. look at it they are only
spying on domestic in the utah site. medical records are on there tell me how
that gets intel. i think all the private contractors are using this info to make
more money and we will never know becauese of the patiot act. congress needs to
repeal it. they wont becase it passed by many of them anyway.
We can't stop illegals, or mid-easterners from entering our country.So what good is having a US surveillance program?
None of the complaining commenters in similar articles have yet done an adequate
job of explaining just how this program is explicitly contrary to the
Constitution. And as such, just how and why is it illegal... especially since
the Supreme Court has already ruled most facets of the Patriot Act
constitutional. It's interesting that many of those same vocal
critics seem to think they are better legal experts than justices on the Supreme
court.It's also interesting that these same critics had no idea
that their privacy "rights" were even at issue just a week ago. And now
suddenly they somehow act like we're living in pre-WW2 nazi-Germany. And
all because an agency of the government whose job it is to make sure we as a
country are secure... is monitoring (not listening to) communications into and
out of the country for specific words like "bomb" or
"terrorist". Maybe I'm still missing something, but I
can't understand how and why most citizens lives have somehow suddenly
become so negatively effected by this ongoing program. And until that is better
explained than the soapbox rantings I've read from other articles, I
Lawmakers gave us the patriot act.
Tators,You have made some valid points. Data is agnostic until the party
in power decides to use it for political purposes. The IRS targeting a certain
political stripe and then illegally providing confidential information to
Propublica, a left wing advocacy group funded by George Soros, is more
disturbing than the legal NSA collection of data. How long before the NSA
"leaks" confidential information on a person during a political campaign
just as the IRS did?
Perhaps our lawmakers really need to take a long, careful look at all the data
gathering that is done every time any of us purchase anything in a store or
online. The information collected by marketeers and others in the "free
enterprise" business like WalMart, Smith's Food and millions more
private businesses are certainly as least as invasive as anything NSA has
Reading the comments, the extreme left here seem very supportive of big
brother, and antagonistic towards anyone who wants to put a stop to
it.That tells us all we need to know about the left.
Truth, freedom, and liberty are being transformed to lies, surveillance, and
targeting.We are becoming accountable to corruption.
Tolstoy,anything pointing out the deceit of the left is "another three
ring circus for the sake of gaining cheap political points", but repubs are
fair game. ah, so typical.