• Unfortunately, the die is already cast.

    O'bumble is very much bush III, and his successor will be bush IV, irregardless of whether its a democrap or a repugnican. In fact bush IV will make dubya look like che guevarra by comparison, and the same comparison will hold for bush V vs bush IV and so on.

    Terrorism is a poor mans' war and war is a rich mans' terrorism. That means that the global war on terror is a class war being waged by the rich against the poor, and it will dominate at least the rest of the century; perhaps far longer than that.

  • I never would have imagined that a vote for Obama would have been a vote for George Bush III

    But in all honesty, a vote for Romney probably wouldn't have been much different either. Am I ashamed I voted for Obama? Somewhat. What I'm more ashamed of is the fact that I voted at all. It has become clear that the federal government is bigger than any president or political party, and nearly impenetrable to change as it relates to the interests of the people.

    George W. Bush was the embodiment of ignorance, arrogance, and entitlement, and an embarrassment to America. Does Obama appear to represent us better? Sure; he's eloquent, intelligent, and seems compassionate and genuine.

    However, I, and other Americans, are now confronted with the very harsh reality that it's not all about "image." When you start looking at policy as it relates to the U.S. Constitution, particularly in regards to what has been revealed in the last 24 hours in regards to the NSA, PRISM, and Verizon, you will see that President Barack Obama is just as bad, if not worse, than George W. Bush.

    But, as I said before, I highly doubt that things would be any different if Romney had been elected instead. This is bigger than the President, Congress, and the federal government in general.

  • Protection or privacy

    Protection or privacy? Although, this is not a hot debate topic government surveillance could pose a major threat. Everyday cameras are put up and constantly watched. Machines and specially designed websites sift through computes. Phone calls and texts are read by unknown agencies. Do we get any say…..?
    Electronic government surveillance of citizens raises civil liberty concerns. Questions have begun to come forward; should the government be able to do this in the name of public safety? Americans say no!
    The surveillance cameras can be used for fighting crime, finding threats, and locating harmful people. But, it could be used for stalking or spying on someone and deliberately messing with a person’s social life.
    The government has designed programs to sift through the public phone calls and social media interaction. Using our phones and computers\laptops to find threats is ok. But reading our text, listening to our phone calls, and sifting through our computers is just wrong.
    The Guardian newspaper reported that the National security of Administration (NSA) has been secretly tracking the phone records of millions of Americans using data supplied by Verizon. The NSA also has two other spying programs that target American citizens. One uses data from Facebook, Google, and Apple. The other uses information from major credit card companies. The administration defended the surveillance program, saying that it is lawful and a “critical tool” to protect national security. But, civil rights advocates say the program goes too far.
    As American citizens, we have our rights and deserve our privacy. No matter what we do, almost all of the day we are being watched by street cameras. It is wrong to go outside and know that we are being watches as we play in our yards or walk around the neighborhood.
    But, when Americans start to fear about being spied on, liberty has vanished. Finding and stopping corruption among the peace is a really respectable thing. When the power is abused it’s a harmful thing to everyone.
    People and businesses from all over the nation are hurt or ruined by the use of electronic surveillance. Great ideas have been stolen or messed with. Also, many high ranking individuals and everyday people have purposely been publicly humiliated by rivals.
    Very important figures to the U.S. Have been embarrassed by foes and enemies that want to Saba tosh their ideas. Many great discoveries get taken, giving credit to an undeserving person.
    Considering the fact that government facilities might for a good cause is in question. But, when someone is destroyed by a camera hidden in their work facility or amazing finds secretly stolen and use an s their own.
    In conclusion, electronic government surveillance can be meant for protecting the United States or causing damage to it. The risk is too dangerous to let the government have that much power. Forget protection when we lose almost all our privacy.

  • NO no no

    Barack Obama is completely different from George Bush. Obama has ended Bush's war on terror and does not agree with much of his economic beliefs. At the same, many presidents do share similarities and just because two different presidents share certain aspects it does not make them the same. Also, people act like the government is always trying to invade their privacy. Why is everyone sooooo concerned about privacy? The government should not be reading phone calls or emails with out a pretty good reason but are you're phone calls really that important and secret? What is so important about keeping you're emails and texts a secret from government officials?

  • That's a ridiculous statement

    I hate when i hear people say that. And not because i'm huge Obama fan. Because Obama has done many more things that are HUGELY different from Bush. But because he continues one part of Bush's policies, he's all of a sudden W. Bush 2.0! Bush never would have repealed DADT, or implemented the Affordable Care Act, or the $700 billion stimulus, or support gay marriage. Obama's reactions to natural disasters also separates him from Bush. Remember Katrina? Neither does Bush.

    Posted by: WSB

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