KLook wrote:Well Jeff, I would encourage you to run for office if you want to run this business call the United States. Unfortunately, there are things that have been done, being done, and will be done in the future that you and I and the rest of these coal jockeys have no business judging because we don't have all the relevent information to make the decisions. And for obvious reasons we will not have that info. I guess we should just conduct the national business on the evening news and announce to the world what we know, how we know it, and what we intend to do about it.
All our rules of conduct apply to fairness for our citizens and the rights that we enjoy. When it comes to national security in a world that is not more safe then it was 200 years ago,(I would argue it is more dangerous) I am in favor of taking the gloves off.
One, what makes you think I haven't at least looked into public office? I have, and will probably run in the future. Money is of course the limiting factor. That, and the laws which specifically make third parties nearly impossible.
And if you think it's time for the gloves to come off, then why not just level places like Iran and North Korea? We obviously have the ability. When did proactive war become acceptable to the general public?
The problem with the opinion you hold is that it places decisions that profoundly affect you into the governments hands. And I for one, don't trust those lying a$$holes. Most of them can't pay their taxes, avoid hiring illegal immigrants, or refrain from taking kick backs from the groups they allege to regulate.
Those are the people you trust with national security? We'd be better off broadcasting our intel on the nightly news.
Also, I think you should look around before you talk about the rights of the citizens. They are disappearing rapidly and, in fact, have largely disappeared entirely. You just haven't been a target yet.
Honestly, I think things are too far gone to ever get back to the Constitutional Republic that we started out with. The only thing to do now is hold on for the eventual crash.