Those are the scariest words for me to possibly hear. Of course, some people actually think the problem is with people like me that understand history, the nature of power, and the fact that the leftist ideology can’t help but end in tyranny, for the good of the majority they will tell you, and not with those that abuse power. Contrast president Obama’s speech about how people that believe we should be vigilant to prevent a tyrannical government from screwing us over, and the words he says:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.
We have never been a people who place all our faith in government to solve our problems. We shouldn’t want to. But we don’t think the government is the source of all our problems, either. Because we understand that this democracy is ours. And as citizens, we understand that it’s not about what America can do for us, it’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self-government. And class of 2013, you have to be involved in that process.
With the revelation, just as one of the many examples, of the abuses of power by the very government Obama tells us means no ill when it clearly violates our rights and the constitution:
On Wednesday night, Burnett interviewed Tim Clemente, a former FBI counterterrorism agent, about whether the FBI would be able to discover the contents of past telephone conversations between the two. He quite clearly insisted that they could:
BURNETT: Tim, is there any way, obviously, there is a voice mail they can try to get the phone companies to give that up at this point. It’s not a voice mail. It’s just a conversation. There’s no way they actually can find out what happened, right, unless she tells them?
CLEMENTE: “No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It’s not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out.
BURNETT: “So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible.
CLEMENTE: “No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not.”
“All of that stuff” – meaning every telephone conversation Americans have with one another on US soil, with or without a search warrant – “is being captured as we speak”.
On Thursday night, Clemente again appeared on CNN, this time with host Carol Costello, and she asked him about those remarks. He reiterated what he said the night before but added expressly that “all digital communications in the past” are recorded and stored:
Then ask me why we should take anyone that believes they are the not just the ultimate authority over life & death, but is a fucking true believer in the radically evil leftists shit Obama believes, at their word that our ever more tyrannical government is benevolent? Before you leftists start spouting your shit, ask yourself what your reaction would be if it was evil BooshChimpyMcHitler saying something as idiotic as Obama did. Fear anyone that tells you there is nothing wrong with their abuse of power and pay even closer attention, or be prepared to reap the pain. BTW, I would be just as pissed, if not more, if I got this shit from the other side too. Any politician that tells you to be complacentbecause government means well so they simply can not do wrong, and that is precisely what Obama’s message is, should be feared.