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  •  He's not doing the collecting. Since Obama (0+ / 0-)

    wants to have a conversation and the Intelligence Committee chairs are proud of having appropriated more money than the President asked for, one might suspect that Congress has selfish motivations and looks upon contracting for electronic surveillance and secret data collection as a sure fire program for rewarding friends and punishing enemies -- enemies being all people who presume to rule, as in government by the people.
    You don't really expect the President to be checking invoices, do you?

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 01:37:18 PM PDT

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    •  Obama dioesn't know what the NSA is doing? (3+ / 0-)
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      PhilJD, maryabein, aliasalias

      Do you really believe that?

      The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

      by lysias on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 02:34:15 PM PDT

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      •  Knowing is not doing. (0+ / 0-)

        I will grant that some people take the intention for the act. I keep them separate, regardless of whether I am in favor of the action, or not.
        Making a man President does not make him all-knowing. That attribute is reserved for God.

        We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

        by hannah on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 02:34:17 AM PDT

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