Well, Whaddyaknow! Congress Votes to Continue Surveillance State

Written by Rick David on July 29, 2013

I found myself involved in a Facebook debate with a Steve King loyalist. I’ve always been a supporter of his and even donated to his campaign, but I’m not going to have a knee-jerk reaction. Think for yourselves people! She parroted the claims that it would dismantle a valuable program that keeps us safe.

To the contrary, Amash claims,

“The amendment does not take away a tool that has proved effective in the fight against terrorism.  The administration claims that surveillance conducted under FISA Sec. 702, including the PRISM program, has disrupted terrorist plots, including the New York subway plot.  The Amash-Conyers amendment does not address FISA Sec. 702 in any way.  The amendment concerns Patriot Act Sec. 215 alone, not Sec. 702.  The administration’s one and only public example of a Sec. 215 “success” is the conviction of a taxi driver for sending money to a Somali group.  Reports suggest that the Somali group posed no direct threat to the U.S., the investigation did not uncover an imminent threat, and the data could have been obtained without Sec. 215.  For that “success,” the government has collected billions of Americans’ records.”

My debate opponent then resorted to a claim that the amendment may have been unconstitutional. Since when has it been unconstitutional for the House of Representatives to control government appropriations? Since Obama was elected?

The level of disinformation perpetrated by these tyrants is astounding. These traitors want us to trust a government that continues to lie to us (Clapper) and uses the IRS to target its opponents. Do they believe we are stupid or do they know it? Ben Franklin said, “Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security”.

Who really believes that this government can protect us from terrorists? Even if they could, this regime is unwilling to do so. To the contrary, they are in league with the terrorists, arming Al-Qaida in Libya and Syria as well as giving fighter planes and tanks to the Muslim Brotherhood. As I have written before, if this government really wanted to prevent terrorism, they would profile Muslims, but instead they do outreach to mosques like the one in Boston that radicalized the Tsarnaev brothers.

All of our constitutional rights are under attack. We are experiencing a fascist coup reminiscent of early Nazi Germany. The spying will not end with our phone records. The very next day there were reports that the government is telling web firms to turn over user account passwords. Sadly, the ACLU has been too busy attacking crosses and God in schools while ignoring the assault on our freedom. We all know how dangerous that cross is and how that Christian teacher might put you in prison.

What we really should fear is a fascist police state. I encourage everyone to read John Whitehead, A Government of Wolves. He reports that all federal departments, including the Department of Education, now have SWAT teams. Someday, God willing, we will take back our constitutional rights and these traitors should go to prison.

Image: Source: The Official White House Photostream; author: White House (Pete Souza) / Maison Blanche (Pete Souza); public domain

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Rick David retired from a career in business in 2011. His experience includes service in the USAF, in medical sales and in operations for an educational testing company. He has a passion for and has been actively engaged in conservative issue advocacy and campaigning for over 30 years. He currently resides in North Liberty, Iowa where he also served as a church pastor with his wife of 43 years and travels extensively volunteering in lay ministry.