29 July 2011

Which Political Party Controls the House of Representatives?

And does it matter?

The Republicans have passed out of committee legislation requiring internet providers to keep logs of their customers' activities for one year--in case police want to review them in the future.  The story below calls this a victory for "conservative" Republicans.  War is peace. Freedom is slavery.  Ignorance is strength.

House panel approves broadened ISP snooping bill


Anonymous said...

Like others, I yearn for the days when Republicans professed a desire to stay the heck out of the lives of private individuals.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 29 July - which Republicans? Remember that the Department of Homeland Security came up while "W" Bush ruled, and the Republicans controlled the House and Senate. They gave themselves (the govt.) the full ability to listen in on ALL phone conversations, read ALL text and email messages, know what websites you visit ... and even know every single book you take out of the library. And pay attention to almost every major intersection in America - and smile at the cameras that popped up during Bush's years as president. They can trace exaclty where, when and for how long your car has ever left your house.

The cynic in me laughs that this was met with little resistance when Republicans rule, but when Democrats attempt to broaden such snooping powers, then suddenly THAT is evil.

Sadly, the terrorists won, in that they have changed the way we live forever.

And sadly again, in the Church we talk about "Common Law," but when it comes to politics, it seems that we throw that idea out the window only to say that "when my political party does something, it is right, but when the other politifcal party does something, it is wrong."

Political cynic