a reply to: Xeven
I don't have the answer but I would like to propose a compromise.
Everyone keeps saying the NSA took away Freedom. What can't you do today that was a right taken away by the NSA?
When we speak of the right to bear arms, or any of the bill of rights we are talking about Freedom. For the bill of rights a man should be willing to
But we are not taking about freedom, we are talking about privacy. I understand that the NSA is infringing on the 4th amendment, but let us look at
The fact, every electric communication can and likely will be recorded by someone.
It might be better to surrender our privacy and allow the recording. Focus rather on laws pertaining to the use of the information. Like requiring a
warrant to view someone's private file and use it against them.
The world is changing, and with the communication age we might have to give up a little privacy to ensure the world is safer.
But we absolutely must not give up our freedoms.
If the government is monitoring everything I do, I have given up privacy not freedom. We were never free to break the law, but we had the privacy to
do so. The only freedom we might be loosing by giving up some privacy is the freedom to break the law, without getting caught.
This would be a huge deterrent to lawbreakers, sure we would loose some privacy, or rather simply allow them to continue to do what they are already
doing. With a system that is designed by the people and for the people we could keep our freedoms and gain a legitimate tool to keep the world safer.
If we had true humanitarians in office we may have even given this privacy away for security, since the intelligent one's know even if were not
recording ourselves some other nation is.
The biggest problem is the government keeps lying to the people. No government for the people should lie to the people about anything.
With all that I still conclude, everyone in office who supported the current NSA should be impeached for violating the 4th amendment of evey American
Citizen who is not considered a terrorist.
Our representatives broke the law, the 4th amendment. I don't care what the supreme court said, they are appointed by presidents and they represent
The Supreme court continues to prove they no longer support the American people, but rather the same interest of our president. They need to be
removed from their positions as well.
We are a government of the people and by the people. And the people, not a rogue government, will be the one's who decide when and if we give up
privacy for security.
But we will never give up our freedoms to be safe. I don't own a gun, I don't want a gun, nor do I believe I could discharge a gun to save my own
life. But I will not allow the government to take away my ability if at some point I change my mind.
The citizens of this country are the military if someone has ideas of a ground invasion of the US, I for one want my troops armed.
23-10-2014 by sacgamer25 because: (no reason given)