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Big Brother isnít watching you (Bush Administration Wants to Bail Out Obama)
Washington Post ^ | Monday, June 10 | Marc A. Thiessen

Posted on 06/10/2013 12:18:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Apparently the “chilling effect” of Justice Department leak investigations on communications between government officials and the press has not been so chilling after all.

It certainly did not deter former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who has admitted that he is the principal source of recent leaks to The Post and the Guardian revealing top-secret NSA programs tracking terrorist communications.

The exposure of the PRISM program under which the NSA monitors foreign terrorists on the Internet, as well as the leak of a top-secret court order requiring Verizon to share calling data with the government, are incredibly damaging to national security. These leaks give terrorists information they did not have about our collection activities. They undermine the willingness of American companies to cooperate with us because these leaks have put their international reputations at risk. And they teach everyone — including sources and liaison partners — not to work with us because we cannot keep a secret.

But instead of being outraged by the damage done by these leaks, critics on the left and right are criticizing the NSA for undertaking activities that are lawful, constitutional and absolutely vital to protecting the country.

Calm down, folks. Big Brother is not watching you.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 4thamendment; bigbrother; cfr; illegalgovernment; impeach; lawlessgovernment; nwo; patriotact; policestate; prism
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Translation: Move along, folks, there's nothing to see.
1 posted on 06/10/2013 12:18:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Well, it is, in fact, -—>His fault.<-—


2 posted on 06/10/2013 12:19:06 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: nickcarraway

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”


3 posted on 06/10/2013 12:19:54 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (MOHAMMED WAS A CHILD RAPIST!)
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To: nickcarraway

And islam is a “religion” of piece.


4 posted on 06/10/2013 12:20:31 PM PDT by bayouranger (How do you coexist with a neighbor who has the ethical choice of jihad of murder and deceit? -Dr.B.W)
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To: nickcarraway

We can trust The 0bama Administration (”The Most Transparent Ever”) not to abuse the information and power in their hands.

(*cough* IRS *cough*)

Right?


5 posted on 06/10/2013 12:21:19 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (MOHAMMED WAS A CHILD RAPIST!)
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To: nickcarraway

When this all broke I predicted then that Pres Bush will come out in support of the spying. I still believe he will.


6 posted on 06/10/2013 12:21:24 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: nickcarraway

The surveillance society may have been instituted with the intent of protecting citizens from external threats (a legitimate function of government),

but when leftists attain power, they use that power to make sure they STAY in power, and use that power to spitefully punish those who oppose them.


7 posted on 06/10/2013 12:21:57 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cyman

He probably would have said as much publicly, but everyone knows that wouldn’t help the situation.


8 posted on 06/10/2013 12:22:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

F George Bush for starting this and F Obama for making it worse.

Just because Bush did it doesn’t make it right.

Didn’t Obama claim he would stop it? Instead he made it worse.

Our Government—————we cannot trust it any longer.


9 posted on 06/10/2013 12:22:33 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Cyman

The underlying globalist agenda.


10 posted on 06/10/2013 12:23:03 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: nickcarraway

“Calm down, folks. Big Brother is not watching you.” - Marc A. Thiessen

I dare Mr. Thiessen to send himself an email threatening to kill the President, because he knows he’s not a terrorist, right?


11 posted on 06/10/2013 12:23:32 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (MOHAMMED WAS A CHILD RAPIST!)
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To: nickcarraway

LOL ...


12 posted on 06/10/2013 12:24:35 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Resolute Conservative; Cyman

I wonder how hard Jorge Bush is working behind the scenes to pass amnesty. I would bank on it.


13 posted on 06/10/2013 12:24:58 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: going hot

Love your nick ... going hot


14 posted on 06/10/2013 12:25:38 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: nickcarraway

We have the expectation to be free from oversight in our homes, our associations, and our communications.

If someone thinks a person is a terrorist, then get a warrant and go for it.

Leave the rest of us alone.

If data is collected, it will be abused. That IS NOT what this nation is about. I simply refuse to buy into it.


15 posted on 06/10/2013 12:25:53 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Beware of conservative “vigilantes” eh Jorge?


16 posted on 06/10/2013 12:26:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: DoughtyOne

” If data is collected, it will be abused. That IS NOT what this nation is about. I simply refuse to buy into it.”

Apparently, it has been abused on a huge scale, and no end in sight.


17 posted on 06/10/2013 12:28:21 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: going hot

Intentional all caps:

WE NEED TO GO BACK TO THE PRE-BUSH, PRE-CLINTON, PRE-OBAMA DAYS. IN THE NEXT ELECTION: NO BUSHES, NO CLINTONS, NO OBAMAS — NOR ANY OF THEIR STINKING ASSOCIATES. START WITH A CLEAN SLATE. IT’S ALL I CAN TAKES, I CAN’T TAKES NO MORE!!!!!!


18 posted on 06/10/2013 12:30:06 PM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t think conservatives care what GW says about this- do we?

He was not a friend to conservatives. Nice guy, likable, sure.. but his policies were not great.


19 posted on 06/10/2013 12:30:08 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Venturer
Hypothetically, as The Blaze's Jason Howerton stated, if you could actually opt out of this program, - would you? And if not, why not?

I bet Mr. Thiessen would.

20 posted on 06/10/2013 12:33:03 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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