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Re: Not Doing Their Job
How do you expect them to do their job when the GOP congress has limited their ability? When the industry spends tens of millions in lobbying, versus a big fat ZERO from We the People to counteract the deep pockets of the few. At the end of the day, the GOP party and Big Businesses gives lip-service to hating government, however, their mouths are stuffed full from the governmental troughs, at which to enrich their paymasters.
The Alex Jones / Ventura is strong in this one. Do you ever think for a second that this baseless paranoia that you guys have that the government is spying on you could be wrong? I mean, you have just answered you own paranoia yet fail to connect the dots.
The government is apparently spying on us, however, they have not found or prevented anything. Therefore, what does one logically and rationally conclude from this?
No compare this to efforts overseas, where terrorism is indeed proactively stopped because by it. Whereas, most of your breakthroughs come from people speaking up about it, because our agencies are inhibited.
I wouldn't call what it a paranoia - I'm aware that they spy, and quite frankly, it's that which bothers me. I simply believe that my life should be mine, and if the government wants to know about me, they can ask. If they still want to know, sure, they can spy / snoop / get a warrant. I wouldn't be happy with it, but at least I would know they aren't just doing sweeping surveillance. It's an ethics & moral based point of view regarding the government - and simply put, I disagree with it.
There are more than just the two extremes of the political spectrum - While I think that less government is better, I disagree with a large amount of the GOP platform regarding their strict, narrow beliefs.
America and Americans face bigger issues than some baseless paranoia about the government spying on you. The fact is that terrorism abroad has been proactively prevented from monitoring suspected activity. Whereas, over here, every gangster and organized crime outfit has rights. Hence us having the worst crime and homicide rates in the developed world.
Anyone who sits in the least regulated and most libertarian developed country on this planet and thinks we have too much government is out of touch with reality. It's along the lines of those who say we are taxed highly, when in reality, our nation collects the lowest percentage of taxes per GDP in the industrialized world.
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"Strict, narrow beliefs", formerly known as "principles".