To: rollo tomasi
...they are not listening unless certain keywords or phrases...
That is freaking hilarious, so hilarious that Congress back in the late 1990s wanted to look more closely at the NSA due to instances of abuses. Of course the NSA gave them a bunch of flack. Why the flack if they were so pure? Hell, Congress had no idea what they were doing, how comforting. “
There is virtually no aspect of government power that can not be abused. So then maybe the whole idea of government is ‘freaking hilarious’ to you?
Programs like the eschalon program create a sort of ‘random’ surviellance for National Security purposes. If there is to be “specific” targeting of US citizens for surviellance then a warrant is pursued. In other words it then becomes no longer solely the power of the Commander in Chief but is subject to ‘due process’ involving all three branches.
To just say that a power ‘can’ be abused does not make it illegal or un-Constitutional.
posted on 12/23/2008 5:45:07 AM PST
"There is virtually no aspect of government power that can not be abused."
Correct which is why the founders created a Constitution which included Check and Balances. Unfortunatly Congress lack of oversight/protection of certain things is abused. Add to this certain laws which expanded govenrmnt powers to cover up INCOMPETANCE, lack of following previous laws (*Cough* expired VISAS *cough* cough* for example), tyrants abusing the laws and you have one big POTENTIAL cluster f* of a government.
Here I thought this was a forum for limited government, apparently everyone is alright on given expaaaaaaaaaannndeeeeeeedddddd powers to a government perpetually proned to abuse. How enlightening and "progressive". How random is it when one has revealed conversations that were funny in nature (But private). But it is a preconceived notion that goverment can't help itself to abuse,Bwahahahaha, hey let us smart people give it more powers, so it can abuse us to the max (Without resorting to abuse?). Convoluted but that is what you just said.
posted on 12/23/2008 6:05:08 AM PST
by rollo tomasi
(Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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