Is the 1st amendment less important in cases like this, or are people just burned out on bad news?
Answer by AF4life at 8:07 AM on May. 14, 2013
I am absolutely appalled at the arrogance and lawlessness of the DOJ. I almost want to say it's unbelievable, but nothing this administration does really surprises me anymore.
I don't think a lot of people really think that deep about what this actually means and the ramifications of such actions.
I have to jog my memory and try to remember if they had passed any shoddy legislation granting them the powers to subvert these rights. I know they sure as hell have tried.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:20 AM on May. 14, 2013
Answer by okmanders at 10:29 AM on May. 14, 2013
The government is not going to get their sh** together, no one will make them. The main stream media won't stay on a topic long enough to put help put pressure on our government to get their sh** together. The Amercian people are either ignorant or they just don't care about what has been and will be going on. The government looks at us as stupid sheeple and they have the power to do what ever the crap they want and will continue to do so until the majority of Americans stand up and say they are not going to take it any more. Unfortunately by that time the government could be too powerful to stand up against. We need to get rid of the whole Democrat vs Republican thing and stand together as AMERICANS. There is a saying a house divided can not stand and we are definitely divided.
Answer by marymargret at 3:44 PM on May. 14, 2013
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 12:43 AM on May. 15, 2013
I found a source from the Washington post that had a idea of what happened, and the thing is, is that the origin of this report was from the UK newspaper "The Guardian" the original May 2012 AP story that the agency believes may have started it all (clicky)
.."US officials say the plot involved an “upgrade” of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate aboard a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas Day in 2009. This new bomb was also built to be used in a passenger’s underwear an airplane, officials said. They said the device did not contain metal, meaning it probably could have passed through an....
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 12:50 AM on May. 15, 2013
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 12:58 AM on May. 15, 2013
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 1:25 AM on May. 15, 2013
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 1:31 AM on May. 15, 2013
serious curiosity, does this fall under the Patriot Act? ~ okmanders
I wouldn't be surprised if it were, nor would I be surprised if it were included in the expansion under this administration. They are stating that the taps were because of a national security leak, which is probably covered under the PA (regardless of which administration it happened under). The over reach of this lasting for such a long period of time and with so many lines is what is concerning. Honestly though, I've been concerned for a long time about how over reaching government has been and is increasing as time goes on.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:19 AM on May. 15, 2013