New Castle News

June 22, 2013

Obama can’t be trusted with spying on citizens

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Editor, The News:

When it comes to the Obama administration’s spying on us through the collection and storage of our personal phone calls, emails, Internet activity and whatever else, everyone seems to be dancing around the issue instead of stating the obvious.

The real reason people are so apoplectic about all this is because of the person doing it: namely Barack Obama.

Obama, through his illegal gun running operation into Mexico (i.e. Fast and Furious scandal) and his abandonment of U.S. diplomats under terrorist attack in Libya (i.e. Benghazi scandal) that resulted in the deaths of Americans, has demonstrated that he cannot be trusted with anything, least of all our private communications and personal information.

He has continually used his position as president to circumvent the law and attack organizations and citizens he does not like (i.e. IRS scandal).

People defending Obama’s eavesdropping — both Democrat and Republican — like to emphasize the integrity of the people running the CIA and the NSA, but they neglect to point out that these “righteous” people work for Obama, and in the end they will do whatever he tells them to do.

When the head of the body is diseased, it does little good to compliment the well-manicured fingernails.

The defenders of Obama also like to state that it requires a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court to intercept communications, but the key word there is “foreign”; Obama is grabbing domestic communication records with no foreign connections. So who is issuing the warrants for those data grabs? The answer is no one.

The rules only work if you have people in power who follow the rules. We don’t, and that is why the public will not accept this surveillance until we rid ourselves of Obama and his ilk.

Joseph K. Waltenbaugh

Hillcrest Avenue

New Castle