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Response to DCBob (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 06:20 AM

8. I think you are missing the big picture

when we have centralized capabilities and courts willing to extend rather all encompassing warrants in an age of extremely sophisticated technology - the NSA now can operate in a world where an extensive profile around anyone is simply waiting to be draw up at any moment. Is this being done right now to that extent? We don't know. But with an every expanding Intelligence Industrial Complex - and the political and judicial willingness to do so - there can be no doubt that this is the direction we are heading. I don't think this is the personal fault of Barack Obama any more than the Vietnam War was the personal fault LBJ. But this is the fault of a bipartisan consensus resulting in ever expanding technological resources and the lack of political and judicial restraint. This is a very dangerous road we are on. Whatever Snowden's motivation - this story has at least created some political will to reappraise the situation and to examine the direction we are heading.

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