Because freedom can't protect itself
I have not been a fan of the ACLU in the past so for me to comment on an issue on your website is a major development. What I read in the WSJ today should set off alarm bells in every home in America. I simply do not trust our government with any program like the National Counterterrorism Center.
What can and should citizens do to stop this program?
Thank you President Obama and AG Holder.
The Obama administration is no more a friend to liberty than any other Executive, whose actions must always be constrained by those concerned with our future. The first danger sign lay with an attempt to try Guantanomo defendants in civilian court, which is a maneuver to debilitate civilian rights in Federal court, for then the rules governing military questioning of evidence by the Defense become the rules governing civilian questioning of evidence by the Defense. Notice that the Patriot Act has not been extirpated, death of bin Laden notwithstanding. This is a further erosion of our rights. Watch carefully for concocted reasons to deny rights to murderers or other properly disliked individuals.
Thank you for posting this latest infringement on our freedom. Please advise if the aclu will be launching a campaign against this. I will gladly sign any petition and donate to a fundraiser to expose and repeal this
This is an outrageous and yet another violation of our freedoms by the Obama admin.
How do we repeal? Will the ACLU be suing? I will happily donate funds to a campaign to raise awareness and to mount a legal campaign against this clear violation of the constitution.
Thank you for all you do for freedom
"Black Bush" strikes again! SMDH!
I just want to say the image at the top of this article is of a quantum computer.
Unfortunately, this is the type of intrusion that is becoming more accepted by a the silent majority of this country. With the string of mass murders being committed by the mentally unstable, this system will be touted as a means to forecast future behavior, think Minority Report. Let us be clear on this, false pretext or not, public perception will drive this debate and if people even think that this will help curb crime or prevent terrorism, they will vote for it, regardless if their rights are being eroded. My biggest fear is that the information that could be gathered could be used to censor and/or suppress legitimate protests and complaints. With this treasure trove of data, can you imagine the level of hacking attacks that will be mounted against this. Unless this is protected with the equivalent of a cyber Fort Knox (btw, the real Fort Knox is surrounded by a US armored division), you could have a tsunami of data and identification theft unheard of before. I have grave misgivings about this project and unless significant checks are implemented, it is too dangerous in the wrong hands. I must tell you that I am not a big fan of the ACLU but this reeks of a Constitutional review.
Similar to the first commenter I have not been apart of an ACLU program. However the wsj article was so very disheartening while also striking such a chilling chord that I turned to the ACLU. What can people do to stop this program?
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