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The big question: Why didn't NSA spying stop the Boston bombing?

This is how it all comes back to the American Revolution: James Otis.

Full article at:
http://digitaljournal.com/article/353215

The big question: Why didn't NSA spying stop the Boston bombing?

The Obama administration and the NSA have gone into full spin mode trumpeting its victories in the plots that didn't happen while conveniently ignoring the one that did.

Not only did the "don't worry if you've done nothing wrong" Big Brother government not stop the Boston Marathon suspects, it knew who they were. It knew where they lived (190 Norfolk Street, Cambridge.) If they didn't know, they could have asked me, and I'd have looked it up for them in public court records from Tamerlan's 2009 domestic violence charge.

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We have seen seen this before. Prior to the American Revolution, a man named James Otis Jr., one of the Founding Fathers, took on one of the King's most hated prerogatives, that of searching through a man's home, letters, or personal effects for any reason, or no reason at all. The British General Warrant was the exact equivalent of the unfettered license now claimed by the NSA and the Executive Branch to listen in on conversations presumed private, and otherwise read one's communications and track one's activities.

Otis thundered in his speeches that "a man's house is his castle," and that giving government bureaucrats this power without the oversight of the courts amounted to "tyranny, " for then every man with this power "may be a tyrant...a tyrant in a legal manner." Otis argued that every such man would be "accountable to no person for his doings," and would "reign secure in his petty tyranny, and spread terror and desolation around him."

Otis railed that this power would be abused by the underlings of higher-ranking bureaucrats, putting us at the mercy of "menial servants."

"What is this but to have the curse of Canaan with a witness on us: to be the servants of servants, the most despicable of God's creation?" - Otis raged.

Otis predicted that this power, run rampant, would have little to do with legitimate law enforcement, just as the Boston Marathon and the implementation of NSA spying seven months before 9/11 bear out. Moreover, though it would still be years before the first shots of the American Revolution were fired, it was after Otis' fiery "a man's house is his castle" speech, in February 1761, that john Adams wrote: "the child independence was then and there born."... Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/article/353215

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"The big question: Why didn't

"The big question: Why didn't NSA spying stop the Boston bombing?"

Because they need to grant *themselves*, MORE authority......for public image sake......who knows what they deem they can do behind INTENTIONALLY closed doors

This arguement alone.

Shows that DHS is there for no other cause than to destroy the Constitution.

I'm Certainly more worried about my government than I am a pissed off person that my government has killed.

The government went rouge a long time ago.

bump--

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Kathleen Gee's picture

Bump for James Otis Jr.

May those of us who inherited this country from heroes like you honor you by living as free people, not subjects.

"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." - Ronald Reagan

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ummm

that's a loaded question!

everyone on here knows.

Otis is an unsung hero,

so a bump for Otis, and for the excellent tie-in to today.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Because...

...they aren't really looking for terrorists (aka CIA assets, such as those currently in Syria), they're looking for political dissidents at home. Don't believe for a minute that this entire police state apparatus is for any purpose other than controlling us.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

My question

Good Question! My question if Mr.Snowden is so bad who hired him. And what safety nets are in place so that other employees hired will not frame, lie,steal or abuse these powers against you and I.

As the founders noted

If you trade liberty for security you will have neither and deserve neither.

I hear that.

my question is why haven't taken down the drug cartels?

Maybe because the Drug Cartels

run NSA?

The same reason an umbrella doesn't brew coffee

That's not what it was designed to do.

prescient

same shit just 200 yr later

TwelveOhOne's picture

Bump

for liberty.

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