Gable: We Should Be Pissed At The NSA

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The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power…Power is not a means; it is an end…not power over things, but over men…In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement…There will be no loyalty, except loyalty toward the Party. There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother…Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever. — 1984

In case you could not tell, George Orwell’s “Big Brother” is alive and well in the United States 30 years beyond 1984. Another attack by “Big Brother” on U.S. citizens’ rights to privacy and guarantees of freedom from illegal search and seizure have been reported by various media outlets regarding requests for cell phone records from Verizon.
In the event those revelations were not enough, we learned that several senators knew about these vast operations by the National Security Agency, which have been going on since 2007. Factor in reports about the NSA and FBI tapping directly into the central servers of 9 leading U.S. internet companies, extracting video, audio, photographs, emails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements, you have to be pissed right?
After all, we are American citizens, not some foreign terrorist group. What happened to the days when the Crook in Chief, Barrack Obama, said there would be no more spying on citizens who are not suspected of a crime? Come on, tell me why the U.S. government feels such a desperate need to spy on its own citizens so comprehensively. Forget about the excuse that this is a necessary operation in the pursuit of the war on terrorism. 
Sen. Diane Feinstein, the gun-grabbing Democrat from California, made a big deal of announcing that the NSA, in its warrant for Verizon, had not listened in on actual conversations. Well then, excuse me. That makes me feel so much better. Obviously, Feinstein has never read the Constitution. 
And then there is Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the Republican from Georgia, who said this program has gone on for seven years but he was unaware of a time when an American citizen had protested or filed a complaint. Who the hell are you trying to kid Saxby? It’s tough to file a complaint about something being conducted by the most secret agency in our government that no one knows anything about!
Unfortunately, we’ve found the only area where we can get bi-partisan support and that is spying on Americans. And this isn’t just something that happened in 2000 with the election of George W. Bush. Sure it is much more comprehensive and secret, but that pervert J. Edgar Hoover spied on Americans from 1919 to 1972, conducting illegal surveillance and wiretaps of government officials, reporters and citizens all in the name of fighting the “Red Menace.”
For the past 100 years we have moved closer and closer to a police state in this country and under our current administration, we have a close resemblance to Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Stalin’s socialist Soviet Union as we are allowing the government to spy on all of us and asking citizens to spy and inform on each other. Come on. You have to be pissed off by now, right? How can you seriously look at yourself in the mirror and say, “Come on government, please spy on me today. It’s alright.”
When idiots like Feinstein, Chambliss and that mental midget Lindsay Graham, who represents my old state of South Carolina, are all in favor of this. That right there should be enough reason for you to be mad. Graham running around saying, “If you are not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about,” makes my blood race and brings about a tightness in my chest I have never experienced before. It is time for Americans to get mad and these three clowns, along with our current governor Mike Pence, who are all in favor of these actions, the Patriot Act and other stripping of rights to go be bounced out so they can spend some time reading the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. News flash to the idiots in Congress — We, the American People, have yet to rescind the first 10 amendments to the Constitution despite what Obama would have you believe.
Sorry guys. The Fourth Amendment still grants due process and the Fifth still guarantees citizens protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. It is time we got back to honoring those guarantees. 
When will it stop!? How long before the feds start kicking in doors on the chance they might pick up information on the war on drugs? I hear you laughing, and that is fine. But remember that is the same type of excuse the NSA is using to intercept the phone and other electronic conversations of U.S. citizens.
Wake up America!
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Paul Gable is a 31 year-old husband and father of one from Fairland, Indiana. Paul graduated from Loris High School (SC) and attended Newberry College (SC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. With 17 years in the journalism business, Paul is an award-winning journalist, having served various capacities, including sports editor for several papers. Prior to joining the Libertarian Party, Paul considered himself a Democrat. After becoming a Libertarian, Paul became involved with the Libertarian Party of Indiana and affiliated the Libertarian Party of Shelby County, where he is the chairman. Paul can be reached at paul.gable@yahoo.com.

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