#DM7 Article: Laugh or Cry?: The United States Of Spying

This is a reposting of my most recent Magnificent 7 Article up at Da Tech Guy Blog.

Laugh or Cry?: The United States Of Spying

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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!

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A.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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About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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