Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Snoops

The federal government's snooping into reporters and editors phone and email should come as no surprise.  Ever since bush/cheney oversaw the demolition of privacy in this country a decade ago this practice of snooping is commonplace.  But now the Obama administration will get much of the heat.  And deservedly so.  I had always thought Obama would restore these issues of privacy protection but like all elected officials he was countermanded by the bureaucracy that really runs this country.  That being the law enforcement cartel of FBI, DEA, ATF, NSA, CIA etc. etc.

Having been an elected official I know how hard it is to crack the concrete facade that such people have developed with help from an apathetic public.  Yes, the career public servant can be just that, a servant.  But many times delusions of grandeur in the upper levels can rival the likes of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.  (The Joseph McCarthy of our times.)


Anonymous said...

Snooping and privacy prying big brother began under Bush and continues under Obama. So much for transparency; POTUS is a big disappointment on a lot of issues.

Americans need to support the reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and the Digital 4th Coalition.

Bubba Muntzer said...

Well said.

Anonymous said...

I think Mayor Berry is paranoid. I heard him give a speech and he said the only people he can believe are children. This begs the question: Why run for public office again if you don't like people? All I can come up with is personal gain or maybe helping kids. I am stumped.