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Wiretapping probe revived under Mukasey

Folks, I gotta tell you, I’m about sick of the Big Brother silliness. Big Brother has been around a long long time; longer than most of us still alive. The United States first met Big Brother in 1936 when social security was inacted and we were required to file for social security numbers. Now, think about that. Every newborn in this country is now required to have a social security number almost from birth. That social security number is used for EVERYTHING. Here are just a few of things it’s used for: applying for a job, getting a driver’s license, medical forms, mortgages and credit cards.

In addition to your SSN, there’s the internet and you’re not anonymous by any means. How many of you have gmail accounts? How many of you have used Google earth and search?

Now considering all this, why the heck would you buck at something that might give us at least notice before another 9/11? We’ve already lost our privacy and gave it up willingly. National security agencies aren’t interested in you. They’ve already got you.

Trust me, I’ve put this to the test. I have used the security buzz words in conversation and haven’t heard the first knock on my door yet. Nor have I seen unmarked cars on stakeout here… although they were staking out a next door neighbor for something totally unrelated to national security. Heck, I’ve even tried to stir up stuff on the net with the result of nada, zip monitoring of my activities.

So, whose privacy are you protecting? Yours or potential terrorists’? Reality bites sometimes.

7 Responses to Big Brother strikes again.

  • BB-Idaho says:

    Met BigBro in 1936? How about 1798? Check out the details of the Alien & Sedition Act. Then re-read the
    4th Amendment.

  • hillbilly says:

    Well, true, but I wanted it in terms people could understand… they don’t learn history like they used to.

  • I think social security numbers are simply id to allow the system to function on a technical level. No social security numbers would be like creating a dabatase with no ID field. Doable, but a real pain. Maybe those numbers can be abused, but I dont think that is the intent.

    Warrantless wiretapping is the abuse itself — if you believe that this goes against the right we have to be protected from unreasonable search and seizures.

    A car can be used to kill someone but most people driving cars arent using cars to kill people. Guns, on the other hands, are designed to kill or injure people.

    I am rereading what I wrote and don’t think it’s very clear. Still, I hope my point is conveyed across.

  • hillbilly says:

    “Maybe those numbers can be abused, but I dont think that is the intent.”

    The stated intent quite often doesn’t match with the reality.

    The point is, we gave up our privacy a long long time ago and warrantless wiretapping is no more abusive than anything else we have willingly subjected ourselves to.

  • Jambalaya says:

    Quote:AnonymousCoward Says:
    November 15th, 2007 at 2:29 pm
    I don’t think we can put social security numbers and warranless wiretapping in the same category.End Quote

    How many of you have read the fine print on the income tax form that you sign… Some of you might be shocked…
    Warrantless wiretapping is nothing compared to that fine print on you income tax form…
    It amazes me how many rights we are suspose to have that are not written.

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