Spies “R” Us…” No one’s safe anymore. Everyone’s vulnerable. Constitutional rights don’t matter. That’s how police states operate. Given the capability of modern technology, America’s by far the worst.”
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A previous article discussed institutionalized spying on Americans. Anyone can be monitored for any reason or none at all.
Manufactured national security threats, silencing dissent, targeting whistleblowers, and challenging press freedom subvert constitutional rights.
Doing so is worse than ever now. Obama bears full responsibility. He governs by diktat authority. He’s waging war on humanity. He’s spurning fundamental rights. He’s targeting press freedom.
James Madison understood the threat, saying:
A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to a farce or tragedy, or perhaps both.
Harry Truman once said:
When even one American – who has done nothing wrong – is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril.
Earlier, Helen Thomas accused Obama of trying to control the press. “It’s shocking,” she said. “It’s really shocking. What the hell do they think we are, puppets?”
They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.
Free speech, a free press, free thought and intellectual inquiry are fundamental. Without them all other freedoms are endangered.