posted on Sep, 3 2005 @ 09:24 PM
I'm sorry, but unless you're a terrorist, I see nothing to be afraid of. If the government believes I'm sympathetic to bin Laden and al Qaida,
then they can listen to all the conversations of mine that they want. It's not as though they're going to listen in for imformation about an
upcoming attack, only to arrest me because they heard my friends and I smoking marijuana from a bong. That's just not the way it works.
As far as I'm concerned, I want my government to investigate those people (including many of the morons on here) who are sympathetic to terrorists
and their causes. I want to know whether or not they are just running their mouths or if they're the new white version of Mohammed Atta. To me, the
kind of complaint you are making falls right in line with those who complain about being searched too much at the airport. You may feel its an
invasion of privacy, but I find comfort in the fact that they're trying to make sure the guy sitting in my aisle doesn't have plastic explosives in
The fact remains that as long as you're not a terrorist, a murderer, or someone who commits other major crimes, then you should have nothing to worry
about. And you shouldn't be worrying about the rights of the above-mentioned people, either. Speaking as someone who will never strap an explosive
belt on or fly a plane into a building- the government can investigate me all they want. Of course I will be slightly disappointed; only because they
will have wasted their time investigating a patriotic American such as myself. But again, I will find comfort in the fact that they are leaving no
stone unturned in their search for terrorists and terrorist-sympathisers.
So unless you have 50-gallon drums of jet fuel and tons of fertilizer stacked in your garage, then I wouldn't worry too much about the government's
ability to listen in to your phone conversations. I'm sure that after a week of listening to you talk about football scores, UFO's, or whatever
your interests may be- they'll move on to another target, and you'll never know the difference.