2013-06-19 / Letters

Get used to it

Dear Editor:

It has recently been reported that our government now keeps track of all our telephone use. They keep records of the numbers we call, the time we call, and how long we talk. All I can say, is “get used to it.”

In January of 2012, the president signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which effectively repealed the Posse Comitatus law that had been in effect since 1878. This was the law that protected Americans from abuses by the federal government and the U.S. military on U.S. soil.

This repeal effectively paved the way for the United States to become a police state. In a police state, the government keeps close surveillance of all its citizens. We are becoming a police state. Get used to it.

The government of the United States now keeps track of our phone calls, our internet use, our banking habits, our medical records, and many other pieces of private information. They want to keep as much information about where you are and what you are doing and which people you are talking to as they can. If you want this country to become a police state, you will allow the government to keep doing this. If you are not willing to speak up to stop them, “get used to it.”

James Dupont

Spohrs Crossroads

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