The NSA has been spying on us for years! Thanks to people like Edward Snowden, the actions of the NSA have been brought to light. While this remains a sensitive topic, as it should, regarding the legality of what occurred here; it is good in a sense considering we would still be oblivious to these actions by the NSA had he not come forward.
What’s even worse is the fact that so many Americans truly couldn’t care less that the government literally has the ability to drop in on any one of our computers at any given time and see what we are doing in real time, all without a warrant. That leads to the bigger issue when it comes to instances like this, the issue being that most Americans do not know or understand the Constitution and therefore do not realize their fourth amendment right is clearly being violated. Instead we constantly here the excuse, “I don’t have anything to hide so why should I be worried?”
Think about it! If the government has the ability to spy on its citizens, why on earth would anyone dismiss the very valid possibility that that same security agency run amok, the NSA, wouldn’t do the same on government officials. What better tool to have than to have the ability to eavesdrop on conversations, electronic communications, and even track our every move through the GPS feature built-in to nearly every mobile device we own.
In case you were still skeptical, Real Clear Politics has clarified the issue in a recent interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News regarding the possibility that the NSA has been spying on government officials.
“Inside NSA there are a set of people who are — and we got this from another NSA whistleblower who witnessed some of this — they’re inside there, they are targeting and looking at all the members of the Supreme Court, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Congress, both House and Senate, as well as the White House,” Binney said on Friday’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight on the FOX News Channel.
“And all this data is inside the NSA in a small group where they’re looking at it. The idea is to see what people in power over you are going to — what they think, what they think you should be doing or planning to do to you, your budget, or whatever so you can try to counteract before it actually happens,” Binney said.
“I mean that’s just East German,” Carlson reacted.
Binney said covert spying operations like he described cause deaths.
“This bulk acquisition is inhibiting their ability to detect terrorist threats in advance so they can’t stop them so people get killed as a result,” Binney said. “Which means, you know, they pick up the pieces and blood after the attack. That’s what’s been going on. I mean they’ve consistently failed. When Alexander said they’d stop 54 attacks and he was challenged to produce the evidence to prove that he failed on every count.”