This is probably considered a more conservative position, but when it comes to the security of the US of A, there should be no such privacy. When you worked for the aerospace industry as I did, and you needed a secret clearance as I did back in the 1970’s, the FBI had every right to not only examine every facet of your life, but even to directly interview such people as they thought necessary for you to have such a clearance.
The only reason that this has become such a big deal now, is that the ultra conservatives (such as those on this site) have a desperate need to do any damage that they possibly can to president Obama and his current administration, regardless of just how much damage that might do to this country. And then they have the nerve to try to sound patriotic and freedom loving, isn’t that a crock though! Besides which, it has always been a conservative mantra that if you have done no criminal activities, then you have nothing to worry about!
People, all of those so called constitutional rights do not mean squat to others in the world that would take such rights away from all Americans. So, if we have to lose some of our privacy (which we have already lost to the corporations anyway) to help protect our government, that is the only real protection that we as American actually have anyway, then so be it!!
you outta see the privacy invasion I had to go through to geta top secret NATO clearance!!
@ Robert Landers & Michael wme – Enjoyed both comments. Thank you gentlemen.And if it applies, Happy Father’s DayC.
Michael is professional help.
Never met the guy. Don’t know a thing about him except what I deduce from his posts. I deduce that he’s one clever fellow.
What passes for the “intelligence community” has admitted to no more than 300 “requests” for access to the enormous database obtained and maintained at terrific expense in salaries, machines, and housing, and supposedly have foiled “dozens” of terrorist possibilities. Of course they didn’t stop the Boston massacres or the other mass shootings and bombings, but spying on billions of people’s communications is okay because next time it might? As far as the constitutional limitations of due process, freedom of speech and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, those were all swept away by the Cheney/Bush administration and are being used now by the Obama administration as power grabs. At the same time Congress is acting to fatten banks’ profits and remove college as an option from any but the rich by making it too costly, thereby ensuring that, once the present education peasants are eliminated, they will have a docile, uneducated workforce who will do what they are told by their masters and like it or else. The most appalling thing is the apologists for all this.
“I like you.You’re Dangerous”Good comment, Baslim.I guess since you chat here, anyone who replies directly to you is on the ‘list’ to be checked just in case we’re sending code through our replies?The thought amuses me.Be well, B.Sincerely,C.