Archive for September, 2007

September 10, 2007

Illegal Wiretapping and reading e-mails

Thomas G. Brown |

I have spoken with a number of people about the Patriot Act and how it intrudes on a citizens right to privacy. Many of these folks stated if you have not done anything wrong you have nothing to hide. These seems rational enough but you have to realize the folks listening and analyzing
this information determine what is considered a threat to our safety. I am reminded of a quote from Ben Franklin “Those who would sacrafice liberty for a little security deserve neither liberty nor security”. This notion that our country will be safer through the sacrifice of our individual civil liberties is ludicrous. Furthermore, how is it that while our lives are open to more surveillance our government is allow operate more and more in secret. The government should be the one that is under scrutiny by the citizens. The folks in congress, the senate, and the President all work for us, we the people ….I’m sure I’ve read that somewhere 🙂 .

September 5, 2007

Fox News Disregards own Text Message Polls

Thomas G. Brown |

I watched the debate tonight hosted by Fox News from New Hampshire and afterwards took part in their text message voting process. Dr. Paul as in the last debate started out in first place. The first response was Sean Hannity stating “oh god here we go again” referring to the lead Dr. Paul had and his close second place finish in the first Republican debate hosted by Fox News. When they spoke about the results later when interviewing Mike Huckabee, Sean decided to lie and say the reason Dr. Paul was winning was due to multiple text messaging by Ron Paul Supporters. I tested this after his comment and found you can only vote once from a phone number. In addition after the last debate held in South Carolina Fox stated they would implement a system that would only allow you to text in a vote once. So either my phone is the only one in the country that is not allowed to text more then once to this poll or Mr. Hannity is so biased he can not acknowledge that a large group of folks watching the debates agree with Ron Paul.
It was interesting to watch Sean and Dr. Paul spare about the Iran issue and sadly Sean is poorly informed and his argument was typical of what I have seen in my party. Maybe Sean should take some time off from his shows and learn the history of countries other than the US before he argues about foreign policy. This outlines why folks around the world want to harm Americans. Not for our freedoms but their lack of freedoms due to the corprotocracy.

Oh, FYI Dr. Paul won the Debate hands down according the poll 33%