Are you surprised? FBI admission shocks


Your government is spying on you.

No warrant.  No probably cause.  No evidence at all.

Back in hippie days, all the counterculture kids worried about the FBI spying on them.  They were sure that the government was listening in on their phone calls, bugging their homes and reading their mail.  They were, understandably, outraged — even if it wasn’t really true.

Now, they’re the ones in charge and they are perfectly happy with the government spying — as long as it’s in the “best interests of the nation.”

And it’s amazing how many things are now in the best interests of the nation…

Why would they need a warrant or subpoena when the big banks are giving up your information voluntarily.

I went to a presentation years ago where the speaker was talking about American Express and what they know about you from your charging patterns.  When you’re about to move.  Get married.  Breaking up.  All sorts of personal stuff.  We’re probably most of three decades since that talk.  Imagine how much the banks know about us now — and willingly share with Big Brother.

Our illusions of privacy and personal security are just that — illusions.  Government knows almost everything about us already.  And if they don’t know it, they just ask your bank.  No wonder they want us to stop using cash and rely on credit cards, debit cards and their new digital currency.

I don’t want to live in that world.  I don’t know about you.  But the chuckleheads running for office are more interested in trashing each other than they are in addressing real issues like our privacy.  Are you ready to demand answers from them?