The Obama Administration is tapping directly into the servers of Apple, Microsoft, Google, AOL, YouTube, Skype, Yahoo, and Facebook in order to access your messages, emails, documents, audio, videos, logs, chats, search histories, and photographs. They can also monitor your live Internet activity, meaning they could be watching me type this right now. If so, I hope they just saw that special message I wrote for them before hitting the backspace.
Hey, but don’t worry. Although they functionally and “legally” CAN spy on literally everything you do online, they probably won’t. Unless you are a terrorist. Or if you access the Internet overseas. Or if you’ve ever received a message from someone in a foreign country. Or if you know someone whose friend is on an email list that includes a guy who went to Canada on a business trip four years ago. Or if you’ve ever frequented the same website as a terrorist. I wouldn’t be concerned about that last scenario though, we’re only talking about obscure low traffic sites like Facebook and Google.
And don’t forget, the government is also monitoring and analyzing the data from every single phone call you make every day all the time. Apparently some people are upset about all of this. I can think of one guy in particular who is REALLY angry about the government trouncing all over our civil liberties and obliterating every wall of individual sovereignty and privacy for the sake of some perverted notion of safety and security. Seriously, take a look at what this guy had to say about all of this:
“This Administration puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we demand… No more illegal wire-tapping of American citizens. No more… spying on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest… No more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient. That is not who we are. And it is not what is necessary to defeat the terrorists. Our Constitution works. [We should] set an example for the world that the law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers, and that justice is not arbitrary. This Administration acts like violating civil liberties is the way to enhance our security. It is not!”
Yeah! You tell ’em! By the way, that’s a quote from Barack Obama in 2007. Barack Obama 2007 apparently really hates Barack Obama 2013. Actually Barack Obama 2007 specifically ran against Barack Obama 2013. Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan in a nutshell: “Elect me because I am staunchly opposed to everything I am about to do!” Pretty inspiring stuff. I have to say, I never thought I’d agree with Obama about something, but I totally agree with Obama six years ago. He’s absolutely right about the fact that he’s a liberty killing tyrant who should be locked in prison and forever remembered as a disgrace and an embarrassment to our nation. Good point, Obama. Well said.