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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Fuse Has Been Lit: Seven Critical Points on Uncle Sam’s Spying Program

First, if the PRISM program and all the rest of the government’s surveillance programs were so good and necessary, then why didn’t the feds catch the Tsarnaev brothers, who earlier this year blew up the Boston Marathon?  Or Major Hassan, the 2009 Fort Hood mass-murderer?  Or the “underwear bomber,” also from 2009, who nearly succeeded in blowing up the passenger jet flying into Detroit?   


I agree with most of what's in this article. Read the whole thing. Government's access to information would be bad enough, but when it's combined with the IRS's politicization and the creepy eagerness of Google to hop on the Obama bandwagon, it's all too much.--ts

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