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  •  As Do The Majority Of Americans... (2+ / 0-)
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    JBL55, Just Bob
    The centrist in both parties seem to be supportive of it.
    Quinnipiac Poll, July 10, 2013:
    42. Do you support or oppose the federal government program in which all phone calls are scanned to see if any calls are going to a phone number linked to terrorism?

        Support - 51%; Oppose - 45%.

    43. Do you think this program is necessary to keep Americans safe or not?

        Yes - 54%; No - 40%

    I don't trust so-called Libertarians. For the most part, they tend to be rabid racist who want the liberty to smoke pot, hire prostitutes, and, well, be racist.

    But I do trust the Democratic members of this "bipartisan" coalition...

    I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Republican Party.

    by OnlyWords on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 12:48:54 PM PDT

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    •  The poll is obviously simplistic (4+ / 0-)
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      Just Bob, dclawyer06, Siri, bdop4

      This issue is complex particularly since they're so secretive we don't even really know the extent of what they are doing or planning to do.  Oh, yeah, if the NSA had a Super Duper Extra Special Terrorist Scanner that could zap the Genuine Certified Terrorist Only Phone Number that would be something.  

      I think it's remarkable that 45% oppose it given the simple question.

    •  "liberty to smoke pot" (1+ / 0-)
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      bdop4

      You don't recognize the irony of dismissing the libertarian critique of the War on Drugs at the same time you accuse them of racism? The War on Drugs is perhaps the primary pillar of the New Jim Crow.

      Get a clue.

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