I wonder just how the hell we could have gotten that idea.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano weighed in on the NSA intelligence leaks on Friday, telling NY1 that fears over government surveillance were overblown.
“I think people have gotten the idea that there’s an Orwellian state out there that somehow we’re operating in. That’s far from the case,” she told Errol Louis during an appearance on Road to City Hall.
Despite civil liberties advocates’ fears that monitoring efforts have gone too far, “there are lots of protections built into the system,” Ms. Napolitano said, pointing to a privacy office embedded in her own department that is “constantly reviewing our policies and procedures.” She further stressed the court review system.
“No one should believe that we are simply going willy-nilly and using any kind of data that we can gather,” she said.
Napolitano and Obama have compiled an Enemies List and Domestic Threat Assessment composed of Iraq/Afghanistan War veterans, outspoken Obama critics, anti-illegal alien activists, gun owners, white middle-class Americans, and Americans who covet individual liberties. By their definition, that makes me a threat.
Obama has trampled all over the Constitution since he got into office.
Our freedoms and liberties have come under attack by an increasingly hostile, out-of-control, big government apparatus. If that realization hasn’t hit you with enough force, get ready for a total crackdown on your freedom of speech if Obama deems it “necessary in the event of a (manufactured) crisis”.
The IRS targeting of Tea Party groups, the NSA’s overreaching dragnet, the DOJ hacking into the computers and private phone records and personal emails of reporters and media outlets.
Under the Obama regime, the expansion and scope of intelligence gathering has reached out-of-control proportions.
It’s being used to monitor, intimidate, and suppress the Constitutional rights of American citizens who get the attention of B. Hussein and his government goons when they raise hell about his abuse of power.
Nothing to see here, move along. And besides, Dear Leader has declared: “If you can’t trust the government, we’re going to have some problems”.
- Shep Smith and Judge Napolitano Explode Over Massive Scale of NSA Surveillance: ‘Under This Logic, They Can Do Anything!’ (theblaze.com)
- Janet Napolitano Denies Existence Of ‘Orwellian State’ (patdollard.com)
- Palin Blasts NSA: Couldn’t Find ‘Two Pot-Smoking Bostonians With Hotline To Terrorist Central?’ (mediaite.com)