The government continues to overreach using ‘terrorism’ as the excuse to slowly remove our personal privacy and liberties in the name of national security. The terrorist have already won. They have sown the seeds of fear that dictate our actions. All they had to do was blow-up a couple of office buildings. In response, we started two wars, spend billions of dollars and shed 100 times more blood from soldiers and civilians alike. Now we are sowing the seeds that will crumble our democracy through the creation of a surveillance state. We can never be 100% safe and I do not want to relinquish my privacy and civil liberties in an attempt to achieve it.
“Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fervor pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in ceasing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? This is what I a have done.”
– Julius Caesar
Obama is surprised at the fuss
Over surveillance he thinks is a must
But what’s he protecting
Now that we’re detecting
The NSA spying on us!