In the United States we have fought our Wars for Freedom and Liberty… but now we are being told we must surrender both to our Government in the name of Security. At this very moment we are being told this by those who desire our approval to lead… I acknowledge, the power associated with knowing anything about any citizen at any time must be intoxication indeed.
There can be no case made where the wholesale collection of Citizen Data does not jeopardize the Freedom and Liberty of all Americans. Not a single one.
If we must go to War with those who want to destroy our way of life in order to preserve our Freedom, then so be it. If not for that, why have so many lives been given to defend it?
Focus on those countries and foreign groups declaring harm to the United States, but hands off the Citizenry.
Cease the call for unlimited data collection.
It makes you appear tyrannical… and washes away the profound significance of those lives sacrificed in our past… and in our present.
I should not have to remind any of you, that in this Great Country, Government is subservient to the Individual.
Not the other way around. Leave that for the rest of the world.