On Tuesday 05 July 2005 12:36, Christofer C. Bell wrote:
first place. We live in a very conservative America now and that
America wants laws like the Patriot Act on the books. It's nothing to
do with some nefarious gov't conspiracy to make your life miserable.
Remember, it's not the government you need to worry about "trusting to
keep your best interests in mind" it's your fellow voter.
(No, not the fellow voter but the fellow NOT voting. )
Have you ever tried to make a decision about something, for other people,
where you were geographically not in the vicinity of the situation? You're
bound to make some serious mistakes.
The gov is acting nefarious as they often think of themselves above the
people, not working for the people. Conspiracies are aplenty. People are all
the times found guilty of plotting this and that. Many companies have people
plotting to get rid of someone they don't like. Gov people are no different.
Except they are supposed to be in charge and have this idea how things would
be so much easier if they could stop everyone. Which is where the problem
No doubt if NSA felt they could get away with it they would take their steps
to do what they feel is in national security interest. Hopefully we have
enough educated people looking at code that THAT's one thing we don't have to
In no way am I trying to say that's what all gov's do or all their employee's.
But there is a certain amount of people who do. As I said the only difference
is that they are in a position of power, and may not necessarily have the
education to match.
Well, that is very nicely off list topic...
"They that would give up essential liberty for temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety."