Friday, September 28, 2012
Big Brother Obama
I will keep the commentary light today, as this article from Zero Hedge goes quite into detail and you should really check that out. I just wanted to include a few graphs that I found on Zero Hedge, which highlight the vast increase in state surveillance under the Obama administration. In the modern age, when we think of state surveillance, many of us think of Dubya and the Patriot Act, and for good reason. However, on this issue, Obama is even worse than Dubya could have hoped to have been, as state surveillance has skyrocketed under Obama.
But no one on the left or the moderate Democrat side will call Obama out on this. This is why, as ultimately meaningless as it is, that I'd prefer a Republican in office. At least then, people pay attention when things such as this, a dramatic escalation in state security, occur.
Also, Pen Register means the interception of outgoing data, and Trap and Trace is the interception of incoming data.