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Subject:  Re: Prism whistleblower speaks to The Guardian.. Date:  6/9/2013  10:17 PM
Author:  RaptorD2 Number:  425050 of 570063

'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things'

Even with all that's going on in the world these days, I believe this is the most serious and most timely question that all US citizens need to answer. Is our quest for security from terrorists worth the loss of all of our privacy rights granted by the US constitution? It is one that will have game changing consequences for decades at least, and until someone important steps up to the podium, the American people will not even get a say in the matter.

I don't want to live in a country that tracks every move of its citizens either. They can tell a court what time I went to lunch today, what restaurant, how much it cost, what car I drove to get there and how fast, what credit card I used to buy the meal and the credit card's outstanding balance with payment history, but they can't catch inside traders, or find out whose fault the banking crisis that has devastated the economies of entire countries? Give me a break. We're gullible, but we aren't that gullible.

Maybe I'm the one that's delusional. Maybe as a group we are truly that gullible. But of all the things our government has done wrong in the last several years, or has not done that it should have, this, is for me, the real indication of how unprotected my rights and your rights have become. It's proof of the real goal of the Powers That Be, and just more proof that our so-called representatives truly represent themselves only. And no one seems to care. This is not the system I have defended all my life.

I condemn terrorists and the act they commit in the name of their 'righteous' ideologies. But when it comes to terror, nothing else comes even close to what really scares the hell out of me and causes me to fear for our children's future, and that is to realize that it is my own government that I should fear the most. NSA, I know that you can see me and probably recognize this signal. I'm sure you also know it's called 'the bird.' Now go catch a murderer, a rapist, or even an an inside trader. And get the hell out of my life. We're on the same side, you horse's asses.

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