If you were told just how many terror plots were actually intercepted and terminated, THEN we'd have panic of the masses.
Ben Franklin didn't have to address the same threats as we do now. I wish people would quit with the comparison. If you can figure out a better way to keep the threat in check, I'm all ears and ready to vote you into office. Until then, I'm going to side with what we've got because it's working better than people know about.
Check my email... tap my phone! I've got nothing to hide. I'm not a criminal or doing anything to get me in trouble. Sounds like we have a shitload of people with something to hide. No wonder our country is in the shitter.
If I was told? Well, I was not told, neither where you? You where just told there was a lot. And there is the fear factor I was referring to, and you still don't get it.
And your right, Ben Franklin was not facing what we are. His situation was much worse. No trained military to speak of, and an trained army bearing down on him. I would say he had it worse, and yet non of the founding fathers took any one's rights away for the sake of safety. And they knew that there was a very large part of the population in favor of the British winning.
Check you mail, tap you phone? You sure do sound like some one that would fit right in a communist society with out any problems.
I for one will not stand for that B.S. and yet I have nothing to hide either. Hummm go figure.
And what I wish people would stop saying. Oh it's ok if the feds take that away. Its no big deal. Wake up . It is a big deal. Just because it does not directly affect you. Who's to say the next right they take will not affect you?
They are all worth fighting for in the eyes of a real American.
All men should know Honor first, above all else!
Honor is not holding your hand out for something you did not earn.
Honor is not forcing your ideas, or belief on others.
Honor is not something given to you by way of job, or title.
Honor is learned, earned, practiced and respected by all decent men and women.