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  •  I do too... (15+ / 0-)

    Wrote Obama this AM on the White House site asking him to give us all an email address so we could write daily diaries of our activities and download all our pictures.  Wanna know the color of undies we're wearing...whether or not we had gas during the night...what toothpaste we use?  No problem, we'll bury you in detail and you can sort it out...  This is pure, unconstitutional, bullshit.   Holder should be thrown out and Obama is treading thin ice.  Homeland Security is just another name for hand-down-your-pants-intrusion....except, now, it's clear it's not just at the airports.   Heck, with credit card data I'm sure they're also gathering, nothing is likely private.  The expense of all this has got to be enormous.  Did it stop the Boston Bombing...no!  What has it stopped?  Probably "that's a secret" would be the answer.

    Welcome to America...police state...no rights, no privacy, no accountability by public officials...elections that mean nothing except to maybe elect the top layer of useless losers rather than the bottom layer.  

    Am I angry...you bet.  

    The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. - Dante Alighieri

    by Persiflage on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 07:07:03 AM PDT

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    •  The "Department of Homeland Security" should be (9+ / 0-)

      disbanded.  The functions which are needed should be reorganized into a separate department.  Coast Guard can function as part of the Navy. That would be better for security anyway. etc.

      Federal cash grants to local police departments for "homeland security" should end.  They should be encouraged to protect and serve rather than oppress and restrict.

      The NSA must be restricted to foreign only intelligence and even then only to follow up threats, not to blanket surveil the world.

      And Holder must go.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 10:16:49 AM PDT

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