Brain washed or informed or both? The NSA is not listening to your phone calls!

In the movie The American President, Michael J. Fox played the Presidential speech writer, Louis Rothschild. Louis told the President played by Michael Douglas;


“Mr. President, in the absence of leadership, people would crawl up to a Mirage and when they get there and find out it is sand and they are so thirsty, they drink the sand.”


The President said to Louis; “Louis, people don’t drink the sand because they are thirsty, they drink the sand because they don’t know the difference.”


In a metaphoric manner, this is what is ongoing in the debate over what the Government is doing with its NSA program. “You can disagree and that is your freedom of choice, but they are actually protecting America and its people and they are “not,” listening to your telephone conversation.”


Someone wrote a response to my comment because I agreed with the Government’s NSA program, the person said; “If you are willing to give up security for freedom, you deserve neither.” Benjamin Franklin


My response:


Benjamin Franklin, James Madison Jr., George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are the same people who did not classify the American Indians or Blacks as people. They said of the American Indians – “They are savages.” Of the Blacks they said – “They are not people, they are mercantile, to be bought and sold as merchandise.” [This got subsequently rectified through the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution]


The world is far different today that it was in the 1700S’ and we either adjusts with time or we would become insignificant and dead. Benjamin Franklin didn’t have to deal with 9/11 and the aftermath that followed. Benjamin Franklin didn’t have a bunch of lunatics, Al Qaeda, that have killed thousands of Americans and vow to continue to kill until they end up in heaven with 72 imaginary virgins.


The amazing thing about people who are always running down the Government is that, they are the same ones that are quick to fault the Government when tragedy strikes. You can’t have your cake and eat it too!


If you had a brother, sister, mother, father, son or daughter, that are somewhere in no man’s land fighting and dying to protect America, perhaps then and only then, you would see the need for us to do all that has to be done to protect America and its people. America has people with big and caring hearts, but America also have lots of people who are brain washed or just plain uninformed.


Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress voted to enact the NSA program and it has worked to keep us safer!

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