I haven’t had much to say on this blog lately. That’s not because the world has suddenly taken a turn for the better and there’s nothing left to be outraged about. Indeed, quite the opposite is true. But I’ll confess that spitting into the wind does get tiring after a while.
In any event, in case you were wondering, the answer is no. Your government has NOT stopped spying on you. In fact, yesterday it was in Courtroom 20B of the Manhattan Federal courthouse arguing, among other things, that you don’t even have a right to sue to stop its relentless collection of information on you.
Do you believe that? The Federal government can read your e-mails, collect and review all of your financial data, listen in on your phone calls, and do whatever it wants and you don’t even have the right to go to court and argue that what the government is doing violates the Constitution of the United States.
It’s an unbelievable world we live in, one populated by political slugs who believe they are accountable to no one. They spend all their time quibbling over nonsense mostly and they can’t even agree on that. But what they do agree on is they can’t be bothered with protecting your most fundamental rights. They can’t be bothered with protecting your privacy.
Why would you vote for any of these people? They’re out for their own good, not yours.
In any event, the New York Times published an excellent editorial today about what took place in the courtroom yesterday. I encourage you to read it because there will be votes coming up in the Congress soon enough where you’ll have the opportunity to weigh in on the matter and to see which side your representatives are on.
Here’s a hint. For most of you, it probably won’t be your side. But the better informed you are, the more outraged you’ll be; and you ought to be outraged because your government has nothing but contempt for you.
It’s time to return the favor.