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#235 - nigeltheoutlaw (06/20/2013) [-]
Why are people acting like this NSA monitoring is new? This started back when the Patriot Act was first passed after 9/11 (which I protested, though nobody gave a **** since they were scared and wanted to gubment to save them from the Arabs) and the illegal monitoring is nothing new. Although the CIA did it for decades illegally, it's now entirely legal due to the Patriot Act and has been occurring regularly and with increasing frequency for over a decade now with the government making zero effort to hide what they are doing, so why does everybody act like this is new news when it's very old news? Everybody wanted to be safe so they were willing to sacrifice their liberty in return for security after 9/11, and now everybody seems to have forgotten about the implicit contract that they agreed to. The average American citizen wanted this, it's time for them to reap what they sowed.

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Benjamin Franklin
User avatar #310 to #235 - palmsspaghetti (06/20/2013) [-]
and i wasn't old enough to dissent to this and have it make a difference, although at the age of 9 (which is the age i was when 9/11 occurred) in my school i publicly protested the patriot act because i knew then that even though they placed it under the guise of "national security" and "protecting the public" that it was a blatant violation of all of our rights to privacy. but then who listens to a 9 year old black hispanic and italian kid?
User avatar #362 to #310 - nigeltheoutlaw (06/20/2013) [-]
You're never too young to have your own opinions and participate in dissension; I was just a kid myself when I was at the protests. But you're right, they don't care about what kids think and even now nobody really gives a **** what I think since I'm not an old, wealthy Congressman. Well, they're listening now but it's not by our actions or thoughts and it most likely won't amount to anything being fixed anyways since it's a little too late to put the cat back in the bag.
User avatar #302 to #235 - palmsspaghetti (06/20/2013) [-]
i hate to be "that guy" but it's actually " time for them to reap what they have sown"
User avatar #361 to #302 - nigeltheoutlaw (06/20/2013) [-]
No, you're right. I'd like to not look like a fool, thanks. Too bad I can't edit posts though.
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#264 to #235 - snup (06/20/2013) [-]
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Good God you speak the truth.
User avatar #244 to #235 - certifiedidiot (06/20/2013) [-]
Which is kinda why I think Bin Ladden, he may be dead but the US still lives under the affects of his actions.
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User avatar #320 to #317 - certifiedidiot (06/20/2013) [-]
One of their main defenses for doing so is to fight off terrorism, I don't mean that Bin Ladden won by converting the US to what the extremists do in the middle east, but in the fact that Bin Ladden, a terrorist, have left the US a legacy of fear.

They didn't just destroy a couple of buildings and kill a few thousand people, they shook a nation to it's foundation.
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