View Poll Results: When the government spies on it's citizens should government entities(please read OP)

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Thread: When the government spies on it's citizens should government entiies.................

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    Please delete thread

    Please delete thread.I messed up the poll
    Last edited by jamesrage; 12-21-11 at 01:23 PM. Reason: PLease delete thread
    "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"

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    Re: Please delete thread

    A good question, and one that I have thought about often without coming up with any answers. Spy technology has improved so much over the past few years that our expectations of privacy must of necessity be rethought. Traditionally, anything that can be seen from the street has been fair game, but today we have heat seeking and xray trucks roaming the streets, drones flying overhead, cameras on the streets and many of us carry a GPS with us, which can be used to track our whereabouts. Aside from these invasions of privacy, we seem to be willing to give up even more by using the internet, and more particularly the social sites, who acknowledge that a major source of revenue is the selling of information. The Bush administration advocated key word searches of all internet and phone transmissions in the interest of catching terrorists. Open that floodgate and changing the keyword to liberal or conservative is the next step.

    I think these issues must and will be addressed in the very near future. Current legal trends suggest to me that more privacy will be given up in the name of safety. I think this is wrong. As to your issue, that of turnabouts is fair play, aint gonna happen. The government will always exclude themselves from their own laws.

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