Saturday, September 29, 2012

Obama Needs Commissars

Justice Department documents released today by the ACLU reveal that federal law enforcement agencies are increasingly monitoring Americans’ electronic communications, and doing so without warrants, sufficient oversight, or real accountability. It's always been a favorite canard of the left that conservatives are fascists but the graph below shows that Obama's flexibility might be buying him some lessons from ex-KGB manly man Vladimir Putin.

Electronic Surveillance isn't by default some boogeyman, but those are orders on U.S. Citizens and as you can see there has been a rather dramatic increase under the current president. That is the scarey part. Twenty years ago taps required a physical device be installed as an intercept but now the technology is built in to phones as part of keeping records. With that sort of technology it is only more imperative we are careful of precedents.

You can read more about this at Clash Daily here.

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