The Washington Post reports that the personal data collected by the NSA will soon be used for domestic policing -- policing that has nothing to do with terrorism -- by other intelligence agencies, including the FBI, on a regular basis.  The ACLU of Massachusetts on their Privacy SOS blog claims that this means "FBI agents won’t need to have any 'national security' related reason to plug your name, email address, phone number, or other 'selector' into the NSA’s gargantuan data trove."

The ACLU of Massachusetts blog Privacy SOS continues to state that, "in short, domestic law enforcement officials now have access to huge troves of American communications, obtained without warrants, that they can use to put people in cages."  

What can I say?  Welcome to 1930s Germany. 

Does that answer it for everyone?  No one should be surprised by this.  We’ve allowed this to happen.

I hope everyone enjoys it.  Because that’s what you’re getting.

The problem is you have the government using the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to empower themselves, but the Constitution and Bill of Rights were originally designed to empower the people.

We’ve allowed our government to highjack our Constitution and our Bill of Rights to be used against us.

This is what they’re doing.  This is the direct result of that.  

-Jesse Ventura


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