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Originally posted by toppdogg
I don't want my neighbors watching what I do and it has nothing to do with me doing something wrong. They have their own family, friends or hobbies and I really prefer not to be one of them. The job of all govt is to make their citizens lives as good as possible. Spend more time on fixing urban blight, educating our people (all our people not just the suburbs) and not just about making your stock rise 1/4 above analysts and we will all be better off.
Originally posted by LoneGunMan
Very good post I really liked th above portion I snipped from the rest. It just amazes me how many people will say: "If you dont have anything to hide, who cares?" this never used to be the American way of thinking. Never! Fascist countries are brainwashed to think this way, not Americans where privacy is a cherished ideal. Living life on your own terms (as long as it doesnt infringe on someone else), and the persuit of happiness and your own individual way of thinking, this is what made us unique and great. We have a president that is telling the people the The Patriot Act is somethng that will be handled carefully and will not be used against us in a way that will harm the innocent.
I must ask you this.
Have you ever heard of an American prosecuter that does not use every tool availible to him to get a conviction? Better think hard on this last statement boys and girls.
Originally posted by Conspicuouz
i shall quote a man whom had a better concept on both...
"Those who are willing to trade freedom for security deserve neither freedom nor security."
now, it's our countries duty to make us feel secure without any personal intrusion. if we are hunting "terrorists", why in the world do you care what i do personally? you have great intelligence on terrorist yet you want to be able to look into every American's personal file and conduct unconstitutional practices on them because you suspect them of being terrorists. bull#. when was the first time you heard of a terrorist who was caught thanks to the patriot act? because i sure haven't. it's just smokes and mirrors to slowly condition us for far less liberties and have us under control over fear of the boogie man. people need to wake the f*** up before they get the carpet pull up from under them.