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NSA: Why are we so willing to give up our freedom?

Letter by Micheal J. Guffey, Tacoma on June 13, 2013 at 11:03 am | No Comments »
June 13, 2013 2:20 pm

I have some questions for those who embrace, approve, accept or simply don’t care about the NSA computer spying program.

What would Hitler’s SS have done with a computing program to the Jews, Gypsies and those who were identified as degenerates by the Nazi state?

What would the U.S. government have done with a computing program to the Japanese-Americans at the beginning of World War II?

What would the U.S. government have done with a computing program to Martin Luther King and his immediate family, friends and associates during the civil rights struggle?

What will the U.S. government do to me and/or my family with a computing program if I disagree about a policy, issue, position, social program, etc., of the administration in power now or in the future?

As a people, are individual freedoms so passé that their erosion doesn’t matter to us anymore? Is the “Electronic Me” allowed to have the same freedoms as the Human Me, as guaranteed by the U. S. Constitution?

I hope that these thoughts will generate open conversations, free dialogue between thoughtful people, discussions of this electronic age and openess of our government to affirm our constitutional guarentees.

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