Me too. I would rather live with wiretaps than die because some wacko decides to jihad.
The liberal that you Barry! Im scared of the other 64%
Im scared of the liberal lawyers out there that are against our freedom! That means you bsg.If you are so scared bsg move to some other country now!
.......Yeah, I'm not into some of Barry's whack-job liberal theories, but.......Guys!! You're scarin' me a bit! Um, think George Orwell's '1984,' the Big Brother "watching over you' theme. We, YES, Conservatives, cannot just turn over the reins to ANYbody. Sheep mindlessly follow their shepherd, only to be slaughtered in the end, you know. I don't want my butt jihad'ed either, but the what if's aren't enough for me to turn over my personal freedoms & privacy from the government. Our Founding Fathers would roll over....Creepy statistics.
None other than Benjamin Franklin(you folks know who he is don't you)..the framer of our Constitution said it a long long time ago and it bears repeating more today than ever. "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security desereve neither."
Well, said, fluff.
I know who Ben Franlin is. Is Ben still in charge? Did he envision people who would fly jet planes into skyscapers to kill innocent people or into the Pentagon or into the White House?Did ole Ben expect that the constitution would be a static document or a dynamic document?I think you deserve security no matter what you're talking about on that cell phone. If you don't then I would recommend that you stay out of subways, skyscapers, football stadiums, schools, airports, hospitals,government buildings.
It is stunning the number of people that trust the government to snoop on them. If it were the Clinton Administration in charge, I suspect they wouldn't be so free to give up their rights (that they don't appreciate)
Clinton! talk about a nut case. If I had daughters then I would worry.
...go ahead and wiretap these potential terrorists. Presidents take an oath to be found faithful in protecting the United States. Isn't that part of it?.....and i'd like to see Presidents have to be grilled like Supreme Court nominees. Why not?...wonder where all this snooping is going? - Clinton could have made millions in the porn industry with clips of he and Monica....yuk!:-) :-)
I still say Texas is the greatest Nation in the world! Love it or leave it!
In most circles, it was James Madison who framed the Constitution and the Bill of Rights that followed. In consideration of the enemies that we face, I think Barry may have feared him as well.
Remember folks, the president takes an oath to protect us, the constitution, and to enforce our laws. It is very simple to most legal experts that the president can snoop on lots of folks - IF he gets a warrant from the special secret court that was set up to oversee the snooping. What will become clear is that the snooping was done without warrants and it covered many thousands if not millions of American citizens. Those of you who see no problem with this are willing to yield excessive power to this (and any following) president. I'm disappointed in those who are so willing to give up their liberty for a questionable increase in their security.
No, Anon 3:37, but Ben was sure alot smarter than the majority of us. And that is what part of conservative means, keeping the ole traditions alive, yet that is not a tradition, but it is wealthy words from a wealthy mind.
While just government protects all their religious right's true religion affords to government its surest support.George WashingtonWhen God is left out watch out
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religious people. Our constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.John Adams
I bet those 1000 people polled were from the east coast (liberals)
4:52 - ever actually heard Bill Clinton speak? - he doesn't have to have everything written out or scripted like Bush.Let's see - a Rhoades Scholar Clinton was?What IS Bush?...he doesn't mess with interns, but........?...is dumb a sin?
You know, I'm truly sick of people calling Bush "dumb" because he's not a strong speaker. ALOT OF PEOPLE have a hard time getting up in front of an audience, much less the world!And bravo to all those remembering the Framers and our country's Forefathers--we're only ALLOWED to "blog" our opinions because of their accomplishments.Again, think about the sheep....the DUMB sheep.
Can y'all spell moderation?M-O-D-E-R-A-T-I-O-Nquality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
I'm scared of about 59% of the narrow minded, judgmental, mean spirited people who claim to be God fearing Christians who live in Wise County, if these posts are any indication. I read these posts, because they are facinating and frightening at the same time. I get the distinct impression that the vast majority of people who post on this blog never read a newspaper, let alone a book, and get the majority of their information about world events from Bill O'Reilly or in 15 second sound bites off the television. Barry, I'm with you. It is frightening. But what is even more frightening is the parallels to Pre-World War II Germany and the McCarthy witch hunts. Clinton? Liberal lawyers? I'm scared of the number of posters who appear to have been lobotomized, and yet fascinated at the same time by the robotic lack of respect or tolerance to any post that even remotely disagrees with their own. I think they call that free speech. Barry, I'm both repulsed and spellbound.
I'm with Barry, I don't want our government officials acting in opposition to the 'constitution'. I also don't want terrorist having their way. What I don't understand is why didn't Bush just go by the book and get the warrants necessary to do this spying? If it was all legitimate, then those special judges would have issued the warrants and everything would be on the up and up and this wouldn't be a controversy today.
There is no way on God's green Earth that I want anyone invading my privacy. I don't care if Bush did take an oath to uphold the constitution. That doesn't mean he's doing it, or he will do it, or anything of the sort. I don't know him, personally. How do I know he's doing what he's supposed to do, and not being a power-hungry monster. I don't. In fact, actions speak louder than words. Look at his track record-it reads POWER to me.Nixon took an oath too, but look at what happened to him. Yeah, we should trust our president! (Big laughs.)
Anon @ 9:50, "lobotomized" is right!! This whole issue bothers me to no end, as do so many of these responses/comments....
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