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Rubio's okay with NSA spying - Snowden leak is "dangerous"...

Rubio's response regarding NSA spying - not what I'd hoped for.

Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding leaked reports concerning the National Security Agency's collection programs to safeguard our nation. This is an important issue and I am grateful for your thoughts as well as the opportunity to respond.

As you know, it was recently leaked to the media that the National Security Agency has collected phone record metadata as a tool used to track terrorists. This dangerous national security leak allegedly came from Edward Snowden, a contractor working for the NSA with a top secret security clearance. As we continue to learn about the information that Snowden had access to, it is important to consider both the national security perspective and the protection of individual privacy granted to U.S. citizens through the Constitution. As a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, I have been briefed on these programs and know that they are valuable tools used by our government to protect the U.S homeland. Please know that I will continue to follow this situation closely and ensure that any privacy concern is heard and addressed appropriately.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your United States Senator. I appreciate you offering your opinion on this important issue. If I can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Marco Rubio



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Rubio knows WHAT?

"...I have been briefed and know..." Sorry, Mr. Rubio, what you're told and what you know are two different things. Anyone can tell anyone else whatever they please. Questioned by a third party, the auditor can only say, "I've been told". No one can know something at second hand. Especially when that hand is a limb of government.
Did the briefing contain some sort of proof of the efficacy of the NSA in foiling terrorist attacks on the U.S.? How did the NSA miss the Fort Hood TERRORIST who so blatantly declared himself for months from within our own military? How did they miss the people who were responsible for the deaths in Boston? What have they NOT missed?
This reminds me of the intercepted messages, etc. that prove Assad used chemical weapons. They've never been produced, even at request of those involved in the closed and classified briefing by the White House. Nor are satellite images available. Betcha they could get their hands on real time satellite views of every house in America!

mgentles

...especially if they share our data with Israel.

Never, ever, EVER, support a candidate who supports Israel.

Why is there so much fluff

Why is there so much fluff but no stuff when these anti-freedom politicians speak?

Is privacy granted by the constitution? Doesn't it logically follow from the natural right to life and property?

National Security is such an over-loaded term nowadays that you can use it as an excuse for anything you do.

Well we all know on which

Well we all know on which side of the flag this man stands.

Is anyone surprised?

Remember Rubio is a *republican* from FL no less. The Cubans and Jews are all for it as are many (but declining) central Florida rednecks. Further he has "presidential ambitions" and is being spun as the "tea party" guy to take out Rand or anyone else so foolish as to challenge the Gops neocon/corporatist/religious fundementalists coalition.

We need a name for these posers. Liberty In Name Only?

Thetis

Rubio is a total P.O.S.

I mean - just look at him.

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graham and mccain are on the list to be ousted.

boehner and rubio should not be excluded.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul