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Old 06-12-2013, 12:29 AM
Bonnie Bonnie is offline
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Originally Posted by NateR View Post
I agree. The problem is that our government is run by people and people WILL abuse power if you hand them that power without accountability. It's our nature, since human beings are inherently evil. So, it's best not to give the government that power in the first place.

Could you imagine how different the media reaction to this would be if George W. Bush was still President? Right now the Left is trying their best to vilify this Snowden guy, but they would be heralding him as a hero and a true patriot if Bush was still in office.

I'm starting to think that maybe protecting the American people from terrorism should not be 100% the government's responsibility. No one should be relying on any government body for their own personal protection. We need to get back to a frame of mind where every individual American is responsible for their own safety and the safety of their family.
Barack Obama had a lot to say about George Bush's NSA program before he became President which is ironic now since he's expanded it even more than what Bush was doing. Back then, Dems were against Bush's program, now that B.O. is doing it, they're just fine with it.

Right now, most people are saying security is more important to them than their privacy. I wonder what Ben Franklin would say today given the times. Back in his day he said this:

Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither ~ Benjamin Franklin

Last edited by Bonnie; 06-12-2013 at 04:07 AM.
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