Oh, we be rushin’. The Under-30’s just know the Gov has nabbed their sexting photos and they’re P*SSED!!
Church Committee 2.0, here we come!
Both Cruz and Howard Johnson are right.
According to the ‘Mother Church’, there are four “cardinal virtues.”
You couldn’t be more wrong.
The feds absolutely trawl everyone’s communications .
Part of how they do it is to go after a target and request Whole Pipe access to a service providers network.
They have no client to protect and they do not minimize the information collected and stored.
IOW, They do not discard information that is not relevant to the request.
I gave a huge dissertation on the great Laz’s thread Saturday.
I don't deny he has a valid point. But the mere fact that one administration can't be trusted with the power means that we can't trust any of them with the power. Because we'll find out too late when that authority has been misused. So unless Cruz has a scheme on telling in advance when the abuse is going to happen, then for the safety of all our privacy this program has to stop. Now.
If you want to know what laws make PRISM and other programs possible, as well the technology for how the gubmint swallows up everyone’s information go here
Cruz is wrong here...as the govt does not need to snoop on my elderly parents to find Islamic Terrorists
Although Cruz can be trusted to respect American citizens privacy......99.8% of his fellow pols cannot be trusted....which is why NSA is bad news
A lot of people on TV and many in the government are saying the feds NSA are not reading the content of our calls and emails so I expect this is those who want more proof. Cruz was the assistant attorney general for Bush. He said last week there were concerns of overreaches. Some, want the NSA to stop gathering Intel but that’s not what I am advocating. I am in support to do so under the constitutional authority. We face citizens who are completely in support of doing this. Low info voters etc. It depends on how one looks at this and how they decide to allow the court to rule.
The gov spies on us and not the terrorists and we aren’t supposed to have an opinion, Ted?
A Cruz statement from The Blaze last week:
If it is the case that the federal government is seizing millions of personal records about law-abiding citizens, and if it is the case that there are minimal restrictions on accessing or reviewing those records, then I think Mr. Snowden has done a considerable public service by bringing it to light.
I read the first paragraph, which was not easy.
then skimmed the rest.
Found just nothing that quoted Cruz.
So. . .
The revelations are cause for concern but urges Fox viewers to reserve judgment until we know more about the programs.
IOW, Ted Cruz -- already holding three aces -- is purposely understating the crushing revelations. Waiting for additional and more incriminating evidence of the trashing of the 4A by Big Brother and 0dinga.guv, then lower the boom on those responsible is clever. This demonstrates Cruz's patience and fairness.
“but urges Fox viewers to reserve judgment until we know more about the programs”
WTF. We know enough:
Exclusive: Inside Account of U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans
I hope Cruz doesn’t turn out to be a sell out.
I had a dream.
Off in the distance and approaching rapidly was a bus. Despite the distance I could clearly read a logo on the front of the bus.
The logo reads FREEREPUBLIC.COM
Standing beside the road I see Sarah Palin, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. They are discussing the latest NSA revelations. They are waiting for the bus, clearly with some apprehension. Sarah is heard to say “Who will be next ... So many”.
The bus draws closer, bearing down on our favorite three.
In a flash our favorite three becomes our favorite two. Sarah and Rand breath a sigh of relief. As the bus passes we catch our last glimpse of Ted, neatly positioned under the speeding bus
Why do Conservatives insist on eating their own? Why the endless fault finding with fellow Republicans over narrow issues?
You guys think you are fighting over the soul of the Republican Party, but you are really killing its body.
What more do we need to know? Just going by what has already been admitted (and we know it's worse than that) these surveillance techniques are as broad and overreaching as we can possibly imagine.
Am I supposed to feel better if they're archiving every electronic conversation I have, in perpetuity, as long as they promise not to ever misuse that information?
"Trust me, it's all for your own good" is a favorite excuse of the power-hungry Tyrant. The Founders, and rightly so, knew that, on general principle, such power should never routinely be placed in the hands of government! The potential for abuse is simply too great.
That's why they (and the People) tried to make it difficult, if not impossible, for Tyranny to arise even in the future, by adopting the Bill Of Rights, for example, and by crafting a Constitution which severely limited Federal power and responsibility.
Perpetual War Powers were specifically seen as a great threat to Liberty, and rightly so.
To headlines: No. Rush to judgment.
Well apparently the war on terror isn’t over. Its just that all Americans have been judged as terrorists by the Regime.
In the final analysis, America’s profoundly powerful surveillance of the world is in effect, an empire. And do the American people really want to rule an empire, or are they content with just America?
The same question the British asked and answered.
Cruz / surveillance bump for later......