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Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make to beef up national security, the nation's homeland security chief said Friday.
As terrorists increasingly recruit U.S. citizens, the government needs to constantly balance Americans' civil rights and privacy with the need to keep people safe, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
But finding that balance has become more complex as homegrown terrorists have used the Internet to reach out to extremists abroad for inspiration and training. Those contacts have spurred a recent rash of U.S.-based terror plots and incidents.
"The First Amendment protects radical opinions, but we need the legal tools to do things like monitor the recruitment of terrorists via the Internet," Napolitano told a gathering of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make...
Brewer previously served as Secretary of State of Arizona, from January 2003 until then-Governor Janet Napolitano resigned after being selected as Secretary of Homeland Security in January 2009. Brewer became Governor of Arizona as part of the line of succession, as determined by the Arizona constitution.
An order of succession is a formula or algorithm that determines who inherits an office upon the death, resignation, or removal of its current occupant.
When Brewer replaced then-Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-Ariz.) in January 2009, filling the shoes of the now-Homeland Security secretary, she turned Arizona red again.
Not that the state didn’t boast any Republican officials - after all, Sen. John McCain (R) hails from Arizona - but with a Democratic governor, the Republican-controlled legislature struggled to find common ground.
With Brewer, a conservative, in Arizona’s top post, many of the bills Napolitano vetoed, including ones dealing with anti-abortion issues, gun rights and school choice, may find new life.
.......You don't need those pesky things.......
Originally posted by Vitchilo
WHAT ABOUT YOU GO SCREW YOURSELF YOU TREASONOUS PUKE?
Originally posted by wylekat
We need the internet to monitor the Govt terrorists we have in office.
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."