For those of you who come here to read about matters related to Amateur Radio, I apologize. However, these are important times in which we live. I feel compelled to comment (and vent my spleen!).
Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor ordered a halt to the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program. The Left loves to refer to this program as "illegal domestic wiretapping". Of course, by calling it this, these pea-brains show you how little they know. This program, instituted by President William Jefferson Clinton, by the way, uses NSA super computers to monitor communications between the personages in United States and inhabitants of foreign countries. The computers data harvest, that is they look for key words like bomb, explosive, flight school, incinerate, jihad ....... stuff like that. No, there's no little man with headphones on, somewhere, listening in to see how much money you won in Vegas. No, they're not listening in on you to determine whether or not you cheated on last year's income tax return. And no, they're not listening in trying to get Aunt Bessie's secret recipe for applesauce cake.
What they ARE trying to do is intercept communications from possible sleeper cels within the United States who might be trying to receive instructions about strategy, financing or whatever from the countries and peoples WHO ARE OUR ENEMIES. Is this soooooooo hard to understand?
In the close to five years since the World Trade Center was toppled and approximately 3,000 US Citizens were brutally murdered, there have been no further successful attacks. That's right ...... zero, nada, zilch, zippo, the big goose-egg, the ol' donut hole. Guess what? That means the powers that be are doing exactly what we elected them to do! They are keeping us safe and attack free! Ask Spain if they wish they had good intelligence prior to their problems with Al-Queda. Ask Britain if they wish they had better intelligence available to them before the subway bombings in London on July 7, 2005.
What is wrong with these people? Why does Senator Harry Reid openly boast about defeating the Patriot Act? Why are John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi so overwhelmingly overjoyed at nit-wit decisions like the one handed down by Judge Giggs Taylor? The bottom line is the Left is so busy trying to re-grab their power that they do not give a whit about your safety or mine. They bemoan how this surveillance program is unConstitutional; but yet these same hacks raised not a word when their man in the White House instituted it! These people dance in the streets at seeing America made weaker; but these buffoons will also be the first ones demanding to know why our intelligence wasn't up to snuff should we ever be successfully attacked again!
I'm telling you folks, when it comes to the Left - the lights are on and no one's home and the elevator doesn't go all the way to the penthouse. Believe it!
73 de Larry W2LJ