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  •  WinSmith, can I get a response? I ask sincerely (1+ / 0-)
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    CroneWit

    Let us just forget Snowden worshippers/Greenwald Fan Boys/Administration Apologist/ANY OF THAT.  Let's further assume that Bush's was illegal and Obama's is legal.  It is more complicated than that, but let's go with that premise.

    Here they are, can you respond?  If you don't want to, fine, I am asking a favor.

    Let me ask you the same thing I asked Bush defenders when his spying programs was disclosed.  I asked them, "ok you trust Bush, but what about Hillary having this same power, you ok with that?"

    Same question:  Let's assume the Administration exercises comprehensive oversight over this to prevent abuse, are you comfortable with the next Cheney Administration having the same access to phone, email, text, google searches of US citizens?

    To the NSA douchebag who is reading this: "Those who give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

    by Indiana Bob on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 11:15:53 AM PDT

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    •  Please don't feed. (3+ / 0-)
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      TheMomCat, PhilJD, CroneWit
      •  Looks like you were right (2+ / 0-)
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        Aunt Martha, 4kedtongue

        I guess I was naive enough to think that if I posted a reasonably framed question I would get a reasonably framed response, even if I would have disagreed.

        I have some time on my hands during my vacation, so I have been posting more than usual.  I went back in the comment history and I see what you are referencing.  I will be careful about feeding from now on.

        It is certainly ironic that someone with the screen name "WinSmith" would be defending a policy of mass surveillance and data collection.

        To the NSA douchebag who is reading this: "Those who give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

        by Indiana Bob on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 03:52:15 PM PDT

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    •  He won't respond (4+ / 0-)
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      TheMomCat, CroneWit, chuckvw, 4kedtongue

      He just wants to broadcast the 24/7 Snowden/Greenwald news.

      He has no interest in engaging genuinely.

      Il est dangereux d’avoir raison dans des choses où des hommes accrédités ont tort. - Voltaire
      Don't trust anyone over 84414 - BentLiberal

      by BentLiberal on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 01:44:27 PM PDT

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