By Tom Quiner
Quick: do you trust the Obama Government?
Even prominent Des Moines Register columnist, Rekha Basu, who has never met a liberal cause she didn’t embrace, doesn’t trust them.
She is reacting to the NSA’s grab of phone records of U.S. citizens.
My wife and I disagree on this issue. She wants to be safe from terrorists.
Good point. So do I.
Will these phone records help the Obama Government stop a terrorist attack in the future?
The answer is yes, they really could make a difference. But there is no guarantee. After all, the surveillance state was in place before the Ft. Hood massacre took place. And the Obama Government had all kinds of red flags raised about the Tsarnaev Brothers, the Boston Marathon Bombers, including direct warnings from Russian intelligence that these guys were potential terrorists.
And yet the Obama Government couldn’t stop them. And in the case of the Ft. Hood Massacre, the Obama Government refused to call the attack what it was, Islamic terrorism, instead re-labeling it as workplace violence.
We are being asked to give up chunks of our freedom and hand it over to a government led by a man whose first instinct is to dissemble. When Benghazi happened, it was a video that was the root cause of the problem, not Islamic terrorism.
When Bin Laden was killed, they told us he put up a fight.
When it was discovered that the IRS targeted conservative groups, they told us it was done by rogue agents in a single office, and really was really nothing more insidious than bad customer service.
The Obama Government seems more intent in bringing down conservatism than Islamic terrorism.
Many conservatives defend the government’s grab of yours’ and mine phone records.
Here’s the bottom line: I have no faith in the Obama Government. I do not trust their intentions. They scare me in different ways than Islamic terrorism, but they scare me just the same.
Just writing these words concern me that I’ll run afoul of the Obama Government.
Do I want to give them more power?