What many people don’t understand is that there are so many convoluted federal laws on the books now, that almost everyone breaks some every day. Almost everyone gets away with these transgressions … unless they want you.
One high profile case is that of a California man behind an amateurish anti-Islamic video that the Obama administration falsely blamed for the attacks and murders in Benghazi. Our Secretary of State at the time told the parents of agents slain in that attack, not ‘we’ll find out who did this and bring them to justice’, but instead that we are going to “arrest and prosecute” the video maker.
This video maker, exercising his right to free speech, broke Sharia law by insulting Mohamed in his video. Of course we don’t yet enforce Sharia law here, so they had to get him on something else. He has been in jail since last Sept over a parole violation that virtually no one gets more than a slap on the wrist for.
The timing of the NSA scandal is actually good, coming right after it’s revealed that numerous government entities have been targeting innocent Americans for political reasons. This includes the IRS, followed up by the EPA, FBI, ATF, OSHA.
Liberty loving citizens have had their eyes opened to what’s coming with our out-of-control, massive government, with their Stasi tactics.
The rest of us who say ‘Let ‘em spy on me. I got nothin’ to hide’ are ignorant or just fooling themselves.
Most people have absolutely no idea how the wholesale gathering and storage of meta data can be used to zero in on any individual and anyone associated with them. Be afraid! Very afraid!
Once I lived in another country and my Mother was put on trial for something she did not say! Fortunately the judge knew better. So I think we are heading down a rocky road unless changes are made. Let us hope and pray that such will be the case, and very soon, God help us otherwise.
or make jokes related to gender, nationality, creed or ethnicity. And the government, of course, will soon become off-limits. Dissent will be treated as treasonous, just as some of our own local Obummerbots already believe it to be.
Obummer really does want all that stuff criminalized, you know.
for Jay Walking because then they're gonna pull your NSA file and see what they can really tag you for.
Okay, maybe that's just a slight exaggeration.
The Augusta Chronicle ©2016. All Rights Reserved.