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    "Trust me" government is government that asks that we concentrate our hopes and dreams on one man; that we trust him to do what’s best for us. My view of government places trust not in one person or one party, but in those values that transcend persons and parties.
    Those words were not spoken by someone who took our nation’s security lightly, Mr. President.  They were spoken by Ronald Reagan -- in 1980. They are every bit as true today, even if times of threat and fear blur our concept of transcendent values.  Even if those who would exploit those times urge us to save our skins at any cost. ~ From Senator Dodd's floor speech.

    and ...

    My view on FISA has always been that the issue of the phone companies per se is not one that overrides the security interests of the American people. ~ Senator Obama's statement

    and ... according to news reports: Sen. Barack Obama, who approves of the compromise, said that as president, he would "monitor the program."

    See? No reason to be concerned. It's all about trust.

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