Skip to comments.***OBAMA's NSA is the Betrayer Of The Consttution and the American People***
Posted on 06/23/2013 7:18:28 AM PDT by The Wizard
Let's be honest in an era of government lying and spying on the American people.......
The NSA clearly over stepped the law and they alone with bama are responsible for what Edward Snowden has done....
If Holder wasn't a bama lacky, and if so many democrats weren't a part of his crime family, and if the GOP had the guts and balls enough to stand up for the consttution and the rights of privacy of the American people, maybe Snowden could have stayed here, but our criminaly corrupt government has made it impossible to even remember what "free speach" is...
In today's America political speach is only ok if you agree with assholes like chucky cheese schumer and hairy reed.......otherwise you are treated like an enemy, and there is only Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and the great Sarah Palin who even remember that we, the people, are eveb alive....
and on another depressing note, I was very dissapointed to find out that Progressive Insurance, (that’s right, good old Flo) is a George Soros company......
I will NEVER buy anything from them.
i was involved in a 4 car collision about 18 months ago. 2 of the cars, 1/2, were insured by progressive.
Well, that`s a given but you know what? Ain`t nothin` gonna happen.
It was all predicted presciently :
the species of oppression by which democratic nations are menaced is unlike anything that ever before existed in the world; our contemporaries will find no prototype of it in their memories. I seek in vain for an expression that will accurately convey the whole of the idea I have formed of it; the old words despotism and tyranny are inappropriate: the thing itself is new, and since I cannot name, I must attempt to define it.
Above this race of men stands an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon itself alone to secure their gratifications and to watch over their fate. That power is absolute, minute, regular, provident, and mild. It would be like the authority of a parent if, like that authority, its object was to prepare men for manhood; but it seeks, on the contrary, to keep them in perpetual childhood: it is well content that the people should rejoice, provided they think of nothing but rejoicing. For their happiness such a government willingly labors, but it chooses to be the sole agent and the only arbiter of that happiness; it provides for their security, foresees and supplies their necessities, facilitates their pleasures, manages their principal concerns, directs their industry, regulates the descent of property, and subdivides their inheritances: what remains, but to spare them all the care of thinking and all the trouble of living?
Thus it every day renders the exercise of the free agency of man less useful and less frequent; it circumscribes the will within a narrower range and gradually robs a man of all the uses of himself. The principle of equality has prepared men for these things;it has predisposed men to endure them and often to look on them as benefits.
After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.
Our contemporaries are constantly excited by two conflicting passions: they want to be led, and they wish to remain free. As they cannot destroy either the one or the other of these contrary propensities, they strive to satisfy them both at once. They devise a sole, tutelary, and all-powerful form of government, but elected by the people. They combine the principle of centralization and that of popular sovereignty; this gives them a respite: they console themselves for being in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own guardians.
WHAT SORT OF DESPOTISM DEMOCRATIC NATIONS HAVE TO FEAR
Alexis de Tocqueville
It isn’t just the NSA. It is the whole alphabet agencies FI, IA, DO, DO and the black op agencies who leak information that others can act on and even share information with state and local agencies.
All in violation of the constitutions.
The NSA clearly over stepped the law and they alone with Obama are responsible for what Edward Snowden has done....
IMHO this debacle could have been avoided if, years ago, the government would have had an open conversation with the American people about the nature of the threats we face. The government should have then committed to reasonable monitoring controls, justified its data retention policies, and clearly stated limitations on the scope of its collection activities. This national discussion could have been held without revealing details and methods involved in sensitive intelligence collection activities.
However, a sobering and mature dialogue like this would have required real leadership, a quality sorely lacking in the U.S government from top to bottom.