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Tony Auth

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  1. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    It is just in the eye of the beholder.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    If you’re doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide from the giant surveillance apparatus the government’s been hiding.
    Stephen Colbert

  3. ysawyer1

    ysawyer1 said, over 1 year ago

    Hiding something, what about privacy, selective viewing or just plain boring mediocre casual talk, protect yourself at all times, opinions or facts. Legal issues, right to discourse … burden of proof lies where?

  4. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    “Only the guilty should be paranoid.”

    Yes, Ima, because no one has ever been falsely accused in the USA.

    Sigh.

    The following was added to a bill in 1995, and promptly voted down by the Republicans in Congress. Do you agree with their action?

    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 1 year ago

    @Anthony 2816

    Notice that the constitution does not say that the people have the right to be secure against reasonable searches and seizures, only unreasonable ones. The rest of it suggests a part of a standard of “reasonableness” but “reasonable” still remains a fairly subjective standard. During the American Revolution, private papers and letters were routinely seized and read by the “patriots” in their quest to prevent spying and identify loyalists in their midst. I only mention this as an historian, not intending to draw and specific conclusions.

  6. william sharpe

    william sharpe said, over 1 year ago

    If only the job of public service could be used to serve the public instead of building personal empires! What a wonderful change that would be.

  7. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 1 year ago

    If you have done nothing wrong … the government should keep out.

  8. drybones

    drybones GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Those who understand the technical details of packet-switched communications know that the target communications—which are not those of you and your fellow citizens—are all multiplexed together. It is necessary to examine the data streams in bulk in order to find the bad guys. Anyone who thinks that NSA is listening to “everyone’s phone calls” ignores the fact that NSA would have to hire the entire population to do that. That’s only one reason they’re not listening to any of your phone calls—assuming, that is, that you are not calling persons in certain foreign lands who are known to be plotting to harm the United States. Other reasons include the fact that it is not legal for them to do so and THAT your life is not of interest to the USG. You know, don’t you, that a state authority records your license number each time you go through a toll booth or pass a speed camera. We are still in charge. If sufficient numbers of us demand an end to the monitoring of terrorists, an end to all airport security, an end to all tolls and taxes—and end to government itself, it will happen. The noisy Tea Pee notwithstanding, I don’t see that majority forming.

  9. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    “This is waht Obama is doing, and you are not lashing out against Obama”

    I haven’t decided yet whether I want to lash out against him…well, on this subject, anyway. I do know we want the government to nip in the bud any terrorist plots like the 9/11 team carried out over many months. Ignoring the Constitutional issues, what the NSA is doing might be the best…and perhaps only…way of doing that.

    The authors of the 4th amendment had no more knowledge of modern communication than the authors of the 2nd had of the destructive potential of modern arms.

  10. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    I am old enough, but I have no memory of Ronald Reagan having a working relationship with Osama bin Laden. Still, since that was during my medical school days, it isn’t surprising, since I had little time for anything else. I didn’t develop much interest in politics at all until I went to law school much later on.

    In any case, you might well be right. Not just bullets, but probably training in a lot of other what-are-now-called terrorist methods.

  11. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    “Really? If you Remember…”

    I’ve already told you that I don’t remember…and why. I’m not saying it didn’t happen.

    “you cannot bring yourself to criticize Obama for not only renewing The Patriot Act”

    I’ve criticized Obama for many other things, but like I said, on this topic I’m still trying to weigh it against preventing more 9/11s.

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