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Lindsey Graham: 'If censoring mail helped, I would back it'
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 06/11/2013 | Jay Bookman

Posted on 06/24/2013 1:56:58 AM PDT by TexGrill

Well, it's good to know where his head is at:

From Yahoo News:

"Sen. Lindsey Graham would propose censoring Americans' 'snail' mail if he thought it would help protect national security, the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday. But for now, he says he doesn't think it's necessary."

The direct quote is: "If I thought censoring the mail was necessary, I would suggest it, but I don't think it is."

Graham went on to liken it to World War II, when international mail was subject to inspection and censorship.

"When you wrote a letter overseas, it got censored. When a letter was written back from the battlefield to home, they looked at what was in the letter to make sure they were not tipping off the enemy... because under the Japanese and Nazi regime, they weren't that big into the First Amendment."

While all of that's true, it's also true that communications to and from a war zone have always been understood to be subject to censorship. I'm not sure that even in extremity, that's much of a model for how to handle the so-called "war on terror."

And it's odd: I suspect that many Americans have a gut reaction against the image of government officials physically opening and reading their mail without warrants. Yet for some reason, that visceral reaction is considerably muted when the discussion turns to email.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: censorship; gopestablishment; grahamnesty; grahamobama; ladylindsey; lindagraham; lindseygraham; nancymace; nsa; powergrab; randsconcerntrolls; rino; rinokeywordcowards; snailmail; southcarolina
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1 posted on 06/24/2013 1:56:59 AM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

What war, Lindsey?


2 posted on 06/24/2013 1:58:36 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: TexGrill

He’s a total embarrassment. How can people vote for such a specimen.


3 posted on 06/24/2013 1:59:24 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: TexGrill
 
 
Will the voters of South Carolina please, please rid us of this troublesome senator.
 
 

4 posted on 06/24/2013 2:05:18 AM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: TexGrill

The horse is out of the barn already, but this statist needs to be fired, long, long ago.


5 posted on 06/24/2013 2:07:27 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: TexGrill

Graham gets dumber and dumber. How dumb can one person be?


6 posted on 06/24/2013 2:08:20 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: TexGrill

Need to primary Grahamnnesty in 2014. Make life political hell for his supporters


7 posted on 06/24/2013 2:12:45 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

~~~How dumb can one person be?~~~

Well, I’d hate to mention one in particular ....


8 posted on 06/24/2013 2:15:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: upchuck

Woodrow Wilson would approve.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 2:23:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: TexGrill

he would back anything as long as it hurts Americans.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 2:34:29 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: F15Eagle

In this case “one” is many.


11 posted on 06/24/2013 2:51:16 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: TexGrill

Every piece of mail is already tracked. I imagine that tracking information is kept.

Graham is a totalitarian fascist.

Are there any brave souls in his state who will begin recall process?


12 posted on 06/24/2013 3:01:37 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: freekitty

Lindseed Gram, got his 15 min of fame during the house clinton impeachment. He looked good then, but Linsee has been a complete dud as a senator.....
Peter Principle, anybody?

What do NSA spooks have on this patriot?


13 posted on 06/24/2013 3:11:41 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: TexGrill

Will someone please get this estrogen soaked eunuch to just STFU?


14 posted on 06/24/2013 3:23:59 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: TexGrill

Let’s hope the T Party puts up a viable candidate in his next primary to boot him out.


15 posted on 06/24/2013 3:42:43 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Chickensoup; Slings and Arrows; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ...
Are there any brave souls in his state who will begin recall process?

Unfortunately, South Carolina does not have a recall process for Senators.

Thanks for the ping s&a.

If y'all get a chance, contact Trey Gowdy and encourage him to help us with this problem.

Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me


16 posted on 06/24/2013 3:44:31 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: upchuck

Trey Gowdy is amazing!


17 posted on 06/24/2013 3:48:25 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: The KG9 Kid

After all, a police state is a secure state.

Right Linseed?


18 posted on 06/24/2013 3:49:00 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Graham is the poster turd for the GOPe, they will do anything to keep the turd in office! The GOPe in SC are some of the worst in the country, they were always fighting Governor Sanford and attempted to defeat Nikki Haley’s campaign for Governor by assisting the D-Rat CN.


19 posted on 06/24/2013 3:54:07 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: TexGrill

welcome to nazi germany...this statement finishes him primary his ass and get him out


20 posted on 06/24/2013 4:04:19 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: TexGrill
Graham went on to liken it to World War II, when international mail was subject to inspection and censorship.

The US, led by democRAT president FDR, also put its citizens in internment camps during that war; would this liberal jackass be for that as well?

21 posted on 06/24/2013 4:25:38 AM PDT by South40
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To: TexGrill

And if controlling the border helped? Not so much.


22 posted on 06/24/2013 4:26:49 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: TexGrill
To lindsey:Lindsey Graham: 'If censoring mail helped, I would back it'

You are a treasonous POS

23 posted on 06/24/2013 4:30:59 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: TexGrill

...but I’m still a conservative because it says so in my website and in my TV ads.


24 posted on 06/24/2013 4:36:46 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: lapsus calami

Yes, Please, South Carolina voters, help out the country, don’t reelect Lindsey Graham.


25 posted on 06/24/2013 4:38:22 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: TexGrill

And people wonder how Nazi Germany happened. They didn’t just stand up one day and say “let’s take over the world and kill all the Jews” and a bunch of other ideals. .. No, It was a little at a time they pulled more and more power to themselves, took more and more away (rights, dignity) from people. ... Seems humanity needs to relearn this hard lesson, again. Last time it took a few tens of millions of lives. ..


26 posted on 06/24/2013 4:58:31 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: TexGrill

This is why it’s a bad mistake to call what isn’t war, war.
War on poverty, war on drugs, war on terror...one day you wake up and find yourself in a state of permanent war. Everyone’s involved and individual rights take a back seat on a flatbed.

(Search for Chris Hedges commentary on “permanent war,” as you will. I hesitate to use links and do not endorse every word Hedges has ever said.)


27 posted on 06/24/2013 5:50:03 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: upchuck

Now THAT is a great bumper sticker!


28 posted on 06/24/2013 5:53:31 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: TexGrill

That idiot would gladly support forced labor camps too I’ll bet and public beheadings. For a squish he’s a bloodthistly little shite.


29 posted on 06/24/2013 6:52:33 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: TexGrill
And it's odd: I suspect that many Americans have a gut reaction against the image of government officials physically opening and reading their mail without warrants. Yet for some reason, that visceral reaction is considerably muted when the discussion turns to email.

Only for people who don't think things through.

30 posted on 06/24/2013 7:30:33 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: TexGrill
I bet he would bring taxing tea & having a monarch back too.

How about slavery, Lindsay?

31 posted on 06/24/2013 10:22:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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