"No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness." Aristotle

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Domestic Spying: How Much Scrutiny Are You Under?

The Article that has inspired this blog tonight.

President Bush signed a secret order in 2002 authorizing the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in the United States, despite previous legal prohibitions against such domestic spying.

Bush's' words about the program: "A program that is in my judgment necessary to win this war and to protect the American people."

You know something Bush, I haven't trusted your judgement since you were the Governor of Texas.

Different groups that have been monitored: Greenpeace, PETA - the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Catholic Worker, anti-war groups and even bicyclists in New York City.

So what constitutes the government rights to spy on us in their eyes?

Do you have a friend or family member that lives in a country other than the US? Do you correspond with them regularly through phone calls or emails? You might want to be careful as to what you say, chances are you being spied on. You pose a risk to the United States simply because you have ties outside of our borders.

Do you speak out against the president? Question his judgements? His decisions? Be forewarned you may very well be under surveillance.

Yes, we live in the land of the Free, well, as long as what you say coincides with what they want you to think, to say.

Welcome to America!

2 comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

It is amazing how prescient George Orwell was.

Open Eyes Blinded By The Knowledge Of All That Is said...

Yes, it is.... Good to see you Laoch! Thanks for stopping by!