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In a bid to calm growing privacy concerns about the government’s spying powers, President Obama outlined a series of steps Friday aimed at ushering in “concrete and substantial” reforms to the National Security Agency.
“Americans recognized that we had to adapt to a world in which a bomb could be built in a basement and our electric grid could be shut down by operators an ocean away,” the president said during a major policy speech at the Department of Justice.
“And yet,” he added, “in our rush to respond to very real and novel threats, the risks of government overreach – the possibility that we lose some of our core liberties in pursuit of security – became more pronounced.”
“The reforms I’m proposing today” Obama said towards the end of the speech, “should give the American people greater confidence that their rights are being protected, even as our intelligence and law enforcement agencies maintain the tools they need to keep us safe.” [more]
This from a guy who said he was outraged by IRS targeting of people who disagree with his politics, and then puts one of his political cronies over the investigation? From a guy who knew on the night of Benghazi, not only that is was an al Qaeda-sponsored terrorist attack, but exactly who led it, and then spent every day right up to his reelection telling us it was a jerk-knee mob reaction to an anti-Muslim video?
Oh yeah, I am feeling more confident already.
I don’t know about you, but the most pressing “real and novel threats” I have experienced in the last six years have come from a president who thinks the evening call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world; and who cannot even acknowledge that a man yelling Allahu Akbar while gunning down more than 40 U.S soldiers on a military base is a terrorist.
Call me suspicious, but I do not want this man snooping around my FaceBook account.
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