“We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted Section 215 of the Patriot Act…As we see it, there is now a significant gap between what most Americans think the law allows and what the government secretly claims the law allows. This is a problem, because it is impossible to have an informed public debate about what the law should say when the public doesn’t know what its government thinks the law says.” – Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon and Senator Mark Udall of Colorado
The lust for power and private information by the government has been unquenchable since 9-11 and the current administration has been particularly shameless in its pursuit of it. It’s inexcusable and Orwellian in nature. Where once such attempts at collection of power was carried on in the shadows, increasingly, the powers-that-be show little inclination to hide or deny their abuses of power. We have not seen such arrogance and the continued concentration of power in the White House since the days of Nixon and FDR. And a coherent argument could easily be made that the now almost daily stories of coverup, lies, abuse of power, targeting of ideological enemies using the power of the state, militarization of domestic agencies and law enforcement, and massive violation of personal liberties and privacies is far more than anything that has ever been witnessed in this country.
The agenda is increasingly transparent and open, and the continued slide from constitutional Republic to the ‘soft’ tyranny of the big-brother nanny-state continues at an increasingly fast pace. The latest outrages over the NSA phone records ‘scandal’ may have finally been the straw that broke the camels back as even the most dim-witted among us who inhabit the far left of the ideological spectrum have begun to realize that the Right was right all along and that far from being the post-racial Messiah of needed change He Who Would Fundamentally Change The Nation and Stop The Rising Of The Oceans isn’t such a blessing after all. Every day just brings another abuse of power by yet another government agency under the authority of the Obama presidency. The President has shown himself to be overreaching, dismissive, and one to whom you cannot entrust your liberty.
The reaction across the political spectrum to this rapidly unfolding story has been interesting to watch and record. As the concentration of power and pursuit of extremist agendas (gun control, massive wiretapping, seizing of phone records etc.) continues unabated one has to wonder what the end goal is here. One party rule? The complete marginalization and even silencing of all contrary ideological opponents? An unwillingness to give up power when the time comes to do so? The organization of a surveillance state that is willing and able to crush all future opponents when the time is deemed right? The speculation can drive one crazy and while these may have at one time have been unlikely scenarios they deserve a second look as yesterdays unlikely fantasies are increasingly becoming today’s reality.
There is nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal, and as the current regime becomes more isolated, attacked, and abandoned by one time allies one has to wonder what the cornered, but still fierce, 44th president has planned for us next.
There is no reason the government needs to know what the average citizen is doing or when they are doing it. It is not their business and never has been. Government exists to protect the rights of the individual, not to violate them.
Welcome friends, to Obama’s America. Statism, with a Leftist twist, now dominates the Shining City on the Hill.
Below is a sampling of the various articles on the subject making the rounds today.
- In 2006, Obama blasted NSA spying: ‘No president is above the law’ | WashingtonExaminer.com
But the PRISM program appears more nearly to resemble the most controversial of the warrantless surveillance orders issued by President George W. Bush after the al-Qaeda attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Its history, in which President Obama presided over “exponential growth” in a program that candidate Obama criticized, shows how fundamentally surveillance law and practice have shifted away from individual suspicion in favor of systematic, mass collection techniques.
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