Laugh or Cry?: The United States Of Spying

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Laugh or Cry?: The United States Of Spying

By A.P. Dil­lon

Ear­lier this week, Jimmy Carter bemoaned that he felt that every email he sent was being monitored.

Given his irrel­e­vance these days, if his email is being mon­i­tored one has to won­der how bored the NSA agent is read­ing them. The for­mer Pres­i­dent stopped short of accus­ing Pres­i­dent Obama of any­thing, of course:

The 89-​year-​old said the National Secu­rity Agency and oth­ers have abused the argu­ment that gath­er­ing intel­li­gence is crit­i­cal to home­land security.

“That has been extremely lib­er­al­ized and, I think, abused by our own intel­li­gence agen­cies,” Carter said.

The 39th pres­i­dent, how­ever, stopped short of crit­i­ciz­ing No. 44 over the han­dling of the N.S.A. scan­dal, the cri­sis in Ukraine or any­thing else.

“I don’t have any crit­i­cism of him,” Carter said of Obama.

He was asked if the pres­i­dent ever asks him for advice.

“Unfor­tu­nately, the answer is no,” Carter said. “Pres­i­dent Obama doesn’t. But pre­vi­ous pres­i­dents have called on me and the Carter Cen­ter to take action.”

Why not Obama?

“That’s a hard ques­tion for me to answer, you know, with com­plete can­dor,” he said. “I think the prob­lem was that in deal­ing with the issue of peace between Israel and Egypt, the Carter Cen­ter [took] a very strong and pub­lic posi­tion of equal treat­ment between the Pales­tini­ans and the Israelis. And I think this was a sen­si­tive area in which the pres­i­dent didn’t want to be involved.” — Yahoo News

“And I think this was a sen­si­tive area in which the pres­i­dent didn’t want to be involved.” Gee, because it’s not his JOB or any­thing right? Oh, I for­got, he gets all his infor­ma­tion from the news­pa­pers — my bad.

PAG­ING PAT CADELL

So, we’re being spied on. Who hasn’t fig­ured that out yet? Cue the out­raged Dianne Fein­stein and then cry me a river. CIA, NSA… they’re appar­ently lis­ten­ing and scan­ning us all. Reminder: No one is lis­ten­ing to your phone calls.
Where’s the media? Oh, they are prob­a­bly spoon­ing with their Obama admin­is­tra­tion spouses. Not one of them seems to be too con­cerned as they laud Michelle Obama’s speech in China… while report­ing it from the United States because she blocked them from coming.

The First Amend­ment is becom­ing a door­mat on which our gov­ern­ment and this admin­is­tra­tion casu­ally wipe their feet off on daily. Our media used to be skep­ti­cal and ques­tion­ing of gov­ern­ment, but now is sub­servient and loyal to it. The media is not to be trusted any­more and that is a scary state­ment to make in the nation held up as the world’s role model for free­dom and liberty.

I wrote about this assault on free speech years ago when I first began writing.

I repeated it – in DETAIL.

Now it’s a real­ity that our First Amend­ment is being sub­verted by our gov­ern­ment in a multi-​agency effort with the help­ing hand of a com­pli­ant, friendly media. Wel­come to the United States of Spying.

YES, WE SCAN!

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AP DillonA.P. Dil­lon (Lady Lib­erty 1885), is a Con­ser­v­a­tive minded wife and mother liv­ing in the Tri­an­gle area of North Car­olina. A.P. Dil­lon founded the blog LadyLib​er​ty1885​.com in 2009. After the 2012 elec­tion, she added an Instapun­dit style blog called The Con­Mom Blog. Mrs. Dillon’s writ­ing, in addi­tion to Da Tech Guy’s Mag­nif­i­cent 7, can also be found at Stop​Com​mon​CoreNC​.org, Watch­dog­WireNC and Wiz­Bang. Non-​political writ­ing projects include sci­ence fic­tion novel­las that are, as of yet, unpub­lished. Her cur­rent writ­ing project is a children’s book series.

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By A.P. Dillon

Earlier this week, Jimmy Carter bemoaned that he felt that every email he sent was being monitored.

 

Given his irrelevance these days, if his email is being monitored one has to wonder how bored the NSA agent is reading them.  The former President stopped short of accusing President Obama of anything, of course:

The 89-year-old said the National Security Agency and others have abused the argument that gathering intelligence is critical to homeland security.

“That has been extremely liberalized and, I think, abused by our own intelligence agencies,” Carter said.

The 39th president, however, stopped short of criticizing No. 44 over the handling of the N.S.A. scandal, the crisis in Ukraine or anything else.

“I don’t have any criticism of him,” Carter said of Obama.

He was asked if the president ever asks him for advice.

“Unfortunately, the answer is no,” Carter said. “President Obama doesn’t. But previous presidents have called on me and the Carter Center to take action.”

Why not Obama?

“That’s a hard question for me to answer, you know, with complete candor,” he said. “I think the problem was that in dealing with the issue of peace between Israel and Egypt, the Carter Center [took] a very strong and public position of equal treatment between the Palestinians and the Israelis. And I think this was a sensitive area in which the president didn’t want to be involved.” – Yahoo News

“And I think this was a sensitive area in which the president didn’t want to be involved.”   Gee, because it’s not his JOB or anything right? Oh, I forgot, he gets all his information from the newspapers – my bad.

PAGING PAT CADELL

 

So, we’re being spied on. Who hasn’t figured that out yet? Cue the outraged Dianne Feinstein and then cry me a river. CIA, NSA… they’re apparently listening and scanning us all. Reminder: No one is listening to your phone calls.
Where’s the media? Oh, they are probably spooning with their Obama administration spouses. Not one of them seems to be too concerned as they laud Michelle Obama’s speech in China… while reporting it from the United States because she blocked them from coming.

The First Amendment is becoming a doormat on which our government and this administration casually wipe their feet off on daily.  Our media used to be skeptical and questioning of government, but now is subservient and loyal to it. The media is not to be trusted anymore and that is a scary statement to make in the nation held up as the world’s role model for freedom and liberty.

I wrote about this assault on free speech years ago when I first began writing.

I repeated it — in DETAIL. 

Now it’s a reality that our First Amendment is being subverted by our government in a multi-agency effort with the helping hand of a compliant, friendly media. Welcome to the United States of Spying.

YES, WE SCAN!

If you enjoyed this article, you should really check out other pieces written by Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent Seven writers and maybe hit that tip jar!

AP DillonA.P. Dillon (Lady Liberty 1885), is a Conservative minded wife and mother living in the Triangle area of North Carolina. A.P. Dillon founded the blog LadyLiberty1885.com in 2009. After the 2012 election, she added an Instapundit style blog called The ConMom Blog. Mrs. Dillon’s writing, in addition to Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent 7, can also be found at StopCommonCoreNC.org, WatchdogWireNC and WizBang. Non-political writing projects include science fiction novellas that are, as of yet, unpublished. Her current writing project is a children’s book series.

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