By Marion Algier – Ask Marion – h/t to MJ – Originally Posted 07.28.13 at 3:28p.m. PT – Updated 07.30.13 & 08.02.13
This past week the house voted 217 to 205 to allow the Feds, the NSA, to continue spying on every/on all calls of every American, without restriction. Although several of the Congressmen spoke about the Constitution and our Founding Fathers during the pre-vote debate, many twisted the Founders’ words for their benefit. The Founders’ thoughts on this issue really boil down to the words of Benjamin Franklin (paraphrased here) “He who chooses security over freedom… safety over liberty, rarely gets (nor deserves) either!” And once Americans allowed the power elite to convince us after 9/11 that the Patriot Act and all that went with with was necessary, the NSA turned their ‘Big Ears’ and eyes inward ‘with’ our permission. America’s Founding Fathers would certainly be appalled at the America of today!
Best-selling author Brad Thor, newest book Hidden Order (Kindle), appeared on the The Factor and told Bill O’Reilly that according to his sources, which historically appear to be pretty accurate, the government is recording all our phone calls and storing them. See interview below:
Video: Spying on America
Wow c’mon Bill… Can you really be that naive and uninformed about the NSA’s Utah data center?!? Or is it the price of being top dog at Fox? (Although, I have to give Bill credit for taking on the issue of race relations in America this past week with some tough talk!)
Saving America: O’Reilly was MIA on the entire NSA spying on Americans story but I refuse to accept with all the people who work for him doing research he was never made aware of the Bluffdale UT facility. If you have been under a rock or something the NSA can collect not only the data of a call or email but also the contents of! So they know you send emails tweets etc and know what was in them. The know when you made phone calls, to whom and know what was said. This is all data that is collected and stored like Thor said in the larger facility because the Ft. Mead Maryland site wasn’t big enough.
And remember… anyone can be blackmailed! Just ask General Petraeus and Chief Justice John Roberts!
Video: “NSA Is LITERALLY Collecting EVERY Phone Record Of EVERY American EVERYDAY!” – Mike Rogers/Senator Udall – The people who originally wrote this program under the Patriot Act say this is not true… that the restrictions not to list peoples’ names and information with the phone numbers ‘they are collecting’ have been taken out.
See episode one of ‘For the Record: Surveillance State’ below, which originally aired while folks were getting ready for an extended holiday to celebrate the Fourth of July. It addresses how far we have come from freedom fighters to now a police state!:
Video: For the Record: Surveillance State – TheBlazeTV Episode 1
“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.” -Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler
After this week’s vote, Beck and team voiced their opinions on the fact that conservative Michele Bachmann (and several others) surprisingly voted in favor of continued surveillance and Michele’s comments thereafter:
Video: Glenn Beck Excoriates Bachmann: ‘Shame On You,’ ‘Really, Really, Really Almost Dead To Me’
7/25/13 – On the House floor early Wednesday evening, Michele Bachmann, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Paul Ryan all stood up for the Obama administration and voted with Nancy Pelosi. You may ask how such a thing is possible, but the ongoing debate over NSA surveillance has created some strange political bedfellows and even exposed cracks in some alliances. Case in point, Glenn Beck today was beyond disappointed in Bachmann, and only half-joked that she’s “not dead to me, but she is in very ill health.”
The issue Wednesday night was over a proposal from libertarian Republican Justin Amash that would have restricted the NSA’s ability to collect metadata on people to only those under criminal investigation. It was only narrowly defeated, 217-205, with conservative Republicans joining liberal Democrats to vote for the amendment. Bachmann emerged as one of the more defensive Republicans of the NSA surveillance program, fighting back against “false narratives” about what information the NSA is collecting. Needless to say, Beck wasn’t happy.
He said that while he feels Bachmann’s comments were sincere and based on her experience in classified intelligence hearings, she’s promoting a false narrative by talking about false narratives. He asked, “What are they storing in the Utah NSA data storage facility? What are they storing in there? Meat?”
While listening to Bachmann go on about terrorists benefitting from the information released by Edward Snowden, Beck took to his chalkboard to write, “Michele B- is not dead to me but she is in very ILL HEALTH.”
He and his co-hosts also found it ridiculous that Bachmann would claim the phone book has more personal information than the NSA database. Upon hearing this one, Beck updated the chalkboard message to read “very very very ill health,” and said that Bachmann is “really, really, really almost dead to me.”
He told Bachmann, “Please don’t treat me like a moron.” He went off on the secrecy of the NSA surveillance program and the FISA court making “Supreme Court-style decisions” in a “star chamber.” He ended with a serious message for Bachmann.
“There’s no freedom there and it’s not a false narrative, Michele Bachmann, and shame on you for saying that. Shame on you. You know better than that. And I like you and I have respect for you, but shame on you.”
Glenn Beck Confronts Bachmann Over NSA Defense: ‘I Was Offended’ By What You Said:
They are building a police state all around us and we are allowing it to happen! As my good pal from the NoisyRoom wrote recently, we are living in a battlefield: Games Without Frontiers – the American Battlefield. Mike Huckabee interviewed attorney John Whitehead the author of the new book: A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State (Kindle) this past weekend which addresses this very issue, as our Congress, in a bipartisan vote, voted to allow the surveillance of all Americans to continue.
Video: Huckabee interviews author of Government of Wolves – about the rise of paramilitary cops – 80,000+ home invasions last year… many of which on ‘the wrong house’ and have led to wrongful and unnecessary deaths… including children and family pets
Video: Beck Goes Off On NSA, IRS Tactics: ‘There Wouldn’t Be A Jew Alive Today If Hitler Had This Technology’
Video: Oliver Stone on NSA Spying
As Hollywood Director/Producer Oliver Stone points out, it is in our DNA, our history, to stand-up and fight against tyranny… so why aren’t we? Have we let ourselves and our children become so dumbed-down and manipulated that we won’t… can’t stand-up, or even worse are we so programmed that we don’t even care?
The Congress took their vote, but this is an ongoing battle and you need to contact and keep contacting your Congressperson, your Senator, Speaker Boehner and everyone else on this list below, the 217 people that voted Aye to preserve the NSA’s surveillance of all Americans as well as those who didn’t vote, until they hear you/us! Remind them that the 2014 elections are right around the corner:
The Congressional Voting list – compiled by name, party, vote status, state
In fact, Judge Andrew Napolitano says that the Amendment to limit NSA reach will pass in the Senate and when it goes back to the House, it will pass there as well. So make sure they hear from you…
The power elite think that average Americans are stupid and disengaged; they are counting on it! But remember that the 2014 and 2016 Elections will be here before you know it and those in and striving for office know that all to well. And for those who think that each of us, or us as a group… like the tea party, don’t make a difference, remember IRS-gate which was/is all about stopping conservative Americans from speaking out and making a difference. Remember the lengths and lies the left has gone to to destroy Sarah Palin. Look at all the surveillance to keep us in line; all out of fear! Why, because they are afraid that you/we will wake-up, stand-up and turn things around!!
You be the judge, but if this concerns you, even a little… you need to get and stay involved!! You can bet that The Founders are turning in their graves!
What is XKeyscore, and can it ‘eavesdrop on everyone, everywhere’?
XKeyscore: NSA tool collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet‘
NSA’s XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations
How will Obama defend secret NSA program in court? Letter offers clue.
Russia gives Snowden asylum, Obama-Putin summit in doubt
Bradley Manning found not guilty of aiding the enemy, convicted on other charges
Video: Is Edward Snowden a Hero? A Debate With Journalist Chris Hedges & Law Scholar Geoffrey Stone
Video: Greenwald on Fox : Obama Targeting Snowden ‘To Intimidate Future Whistle Blowers’
Video: Glenn Beck Justin Amash Interview On Nsa Surveillance
Rep. James Sensenbrenner Eyes the Technology War: America in Gulag
The Internet is a Surveillance State
The NSA Has Been Targeting Not Just the U.S. But Germany… Europe… the World
The Power Elite Think You, Average Americans, Are Stupid
Hidden Order: A Thriller (Kindle)
A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State (Kindle)
Rise of the Warrior Cop (Kindle)
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