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Why Won’t They Tell Us the Truth About NSA Spying?

by Dr. Ron Paul, Freedom Outpost:

In 2001, the Patriot Act opened the door to US government monitoring of Americans without a warrant. It was unconstitutional, but most in Congress over my strong objection were so determined to do something after the attacks of 9/11 that they did not seem to give it too much thought. Civil liberties groups were concerned, and some of us in Congress warned about giving up our liberties even in the post-9/11 panic. But at the time most Americans did not seem too worried about the intrusion.

This complacency has suddenly shifted given recent revelations of the extent of government spying on Americans. Politicians and bureaucrats are faced with serious backlash from Americans outraged that their most personal communications are intercepted and stored. They had been told that only the terrorists would be monitored. In response to this anger, defenders of the program have time and again resorted to spreading lies and distortions. But these untruths are now being exposed very quickly.

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1 comment to Why Won’t They Tell Us the Truth About NSA Spying?

  • Sergio of the Jungle

    Why won’t you tell us the truth about why you abandoned ship running up to the Tampa Primary? Lack of money, my ass. You didn’t even ask.

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