George Bush implemented the Patriot Act during his presidency as a means to provide “security” for our country. Obama took the Patriot Act and has exponentially expanded it in the name of “security” for our country.
In an earlier post, I wrote about the Obama Administration program – started by Bush though – where they catalogued terabytes of personal phone information, as well as other types, about all Americans.
Why? This information is needed to provide “security” for our country against the terrorists who will attack us anywhere at any time.
According to Senator Lindsey Graham —
“…under FISA law, you can’t just track people’s phone calls. You have to have reasonable belief that…one of the persons is involved in terrorism.”
He was “glad” that they invaded his privacy to provide security for our country, even though he lied — they are tracking our calls, e-mails, and social media activity.
According to Senator Diane Feinstein —
No one should be afraid of the phone records being turned over because “…it is just metadata…” and that “…there is no content involved…”. She echoed Lindsey Graham by saying that the records can only be accessed with a “reasonable…suspicion” that one of the persons on the call is involved in terrorism.
“Terrorists will come after us if they can and the only thing we have to deter this is good intelligence to understand that a plot is being hatched and to get there before they get to us.”
Senator Saxby Chambliss assured us that the information is —
“…never utilized by any governmental agency unless they go back to the FISA court and show that there is real cause as to why something within the metadata that should be looked at…”
Go back and look at the Dianne Feinstein video. Listen closely to what she says starting at the 0:32 mark through about 0:38.
“…These records, I’m not talking about the content, the records can…”
Now look at what Saxby Chambliss says starting at 1:28 through 1:39.
“…as to why something within the metadata that should be looked at…”
To me, it seems that they slipped up and let the cat out of the bag that there is more information available to them than what number called what number and how long the call lasted.
Feinstein differentiated between the records and the content — despite saying earlier that there is no content involved. Chambliss said that they could look at something within the metadata.
From everyone’s favorite gaffe-machine, Joe Biden (in 2006) —
“I don’t have to listen to your phone calls to know what you are doing. If I know every single phone call you made, I am able to determine every single person you have talked to. I can get a pattern about your life that is very, very intrusive…The real question is what do they do with this information they collect that does not have anything to do with al Qaeda…”
“if it is true that 200 million Americans’ phone calls were monitored…in terms of whom they spoke to and who spoke to them…the Congress should investigate this…”
Instead, in the name of “security,“ the Congress, the DOJ, et al. are preparing to indict Edward Snowden for the criminal acts he has committed. They are attempting to downplay the impact of spying on “200 million” Americans as necessary for our own “security.”
Here’s a recent speech by Obama —
Start at 0:56 through 1:02 —
“…homegrown extremists. This is the future of terrorism.”
In the name of “security“, Americans can be held in “prolonged detention” if the President alone, deems them to be a threat. Obama has a “kill-list” where he has Americans killed because he deemed them to be terrorists — all in the name of “security.”
With the numerous attempts at “gun-control” through the legitimate process, it is only a matter of time before they simply take our guns in the name of “security.” But, at that point, it would be too late. The totalitarian state would be fully implemented — in the name of “security.”
Is that worth your personal liberty?