Skip to comments.Flashback: Lindsey Graham: Hey, I’m “glad” the NSA is collecting Americans’ phone records
Posted on 06/07/2014 7:48:40 AM PDT by cotton1706
Im a Verizon customer. I dont mind Verizon turning over records to the government if the government is going to make sure that they try to match up a known terrorist phone with somebody in the United States. I dont think youre talking to the terrorists. I know youre not. I know Im not. So we dont have anything to worry about.
Thats the eternal rationale for the surveillance state: If youre not doing anything wrong, you should have no objection. What happens when the definition of wrong changes after your informations been collected? Why would any Republican make this argument right now, when Congress is busy investigating the governments tax-collection agency for deciding something was wrong with the idea of tea partiers applying for nonprofit status?
If youre going to defend Obamas phone dragnet which, incredibly, is even broader than Bushs do it at least with due reluctance. Pretend that you care about the privacy interests here, even if you dont. With a heavy heart, I must endorse this necessary evil in an age of terror etc etc. Graham wont even give the viewer that; hes perfectly okay with this in the name of jihadi-hunting even though hes one of the loudest voices in the Senate in accusing the White House of covering up what happened in Benghazi. He doesnt trust Obama on national security except when it comes to rounding up millions of innocent peoples phone records, in which case he trusts him absolutely. Between this, his doubts about First Amendment protection for bloggers in publishing leaks, and his militaristic view of whether Koran-burning should be legal, theres no one worse on civil liberties in either party in Congress. He and McCain are inadvertently doing more to promote Rand Paul than Paul himself is.
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yeah, how about if you’re talking to the Koch brothers? Nothing to worry about .. the IRS, Harry Reid and the democrat party will never get that information - right?
Typical groupthink: punish everybody for the crimes of a few. It is prevalent in government. Like the 2nd grade teacher punishing the whole class when little Johnny puts a frog in her desk. This is how the Rulers feel about us.
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It’s way past time for another amendment. This one would test for senility in the US Senate. Make it mandatory after age 70. First to be test include: Feinstein, Boxer, McCain, Lindsay G. Include Biden.