I'm skeptical of everything this administration does and says. IF (big if) this actually goes through and depending on the final look of the bill - less NSA snooping on regular people, mass collections and recordings of email, text and phone conversations with no judicial order is a good thing. I still fully expect the NSA and other intelligence agencies to do their job and listen for credible, actionable terrorism, get a FISA court judge to authorize surveillance and protect the citizens of the US. They can still do that without recording everything everyone says and does.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
It is a near certainty that he is desperate looking for some way to wag the dog somewhere and get the attention off Obamacare and the misery index. The Malaysian missing airliner served that purpose for a week or so now, but now that the wreckage has been found, he is almost certainly desperately looking for something new to put on the front pages. He isn't getting a lot of traction with Putin. So look for a lot more statements like the NSA one of what 'he intends to do' or some impressive initiative he intends to take so people will love him again.
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776
My question - Is Obama ending the program because he got caught? It appears that this is the case. This is one reason not to vilify Edward Snowden.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
I suspect that if he really wanted to end the N.S.A. bulk data collection then he would simply order the NSA to stop doing it and or use an executive order and while doing that push for a bill restricting how long companies may keep records or banning companies from keeping these records in order to prevent future N.S.A. abuse.Seeing how anti-4th amendment scum exist in both parties. I think Urging the senate and congress to pass a bill banning bulk collection just seems like an attempt to push for a DOA bill so he can fraudulently claim he tried.
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"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
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