Thursday, February 11, 2010

Obama wants to track your cell phone

The Bush administration wanted to tap terrorist's overseas phone calls. Not so fast, said the Democrats. If those phone calls are routed through phone lines that go through the United States, Democrats supported the terrorists right(!) to privacy and opposed the Bush administration tooth and nail!

So Democrats didn't want to violate terrorists' privacy, but they apparently don't give a rip about your privacy! The Obama administration wants legal authority to track your cell phone. According to the FoxNation blog:
the Obama administration has argued that warrantless tracking is permitted because Americans enjoy no "reasonable expectation of privacy" in their--or at least their cell phones'--whereabouts.
My first impression was that this is just hypocrisy and inconsistency on the part of Democrats. On second thought, however, it may actually make sense.

During the Bush days, Democrats were not really concerned about the first amendment or terrorist rights. They were just concerned about regaining power, and anything they could do to smear President Bush and the Republicans was, in their mind, fair game--even if it put national security at risk.

Now that they are in power, things are different. Not only do terrorists have no right to privacy, but, according to Obama, neither do American citizens--unless, of course, it is the "privacy" women enjoy who want to kill their unborn child.

I don't mind government agencies tracking our cell phones--as long as they have a court order or authorization from a FISA court.


professor ed said...

Dennis you just don't understand. Our loving, caring, benevolen leader (obama) is only doing what he knows is best for us. He understands completely that there are times we don't always know what is best for us, in which case(s) he steps into our personal picture so that we might live virtually stress-free lives under the watchful eyes of our fearless, extremely intelligent leader. LOL

Dennis said...

What was I thinking! I repent! ;-)