June 7, 2013

Verizon and Civil Liberties

We live in a time when there is a constant "War on America" from factions in the middle east. During war there always is a compromise between taking steps to protect our country and the lives of its people and protecting civil liberties. We must find the balance. High tech surveillance helped to promptly capture the Boston bombers and maybe prevent another bombing in Time Square. Many are saying the President is infringing on our civil rights. I agree, however the greatest infringement on civil liberties is taking an innocent life.

The decision of where to draw the line should go beyond the President and our other elected officials. The subject demands a national discussion that begins now. A part of the discussion must be whether the enemy includes the Muslim faith itself or is it against small splinter groups and individuals within that religion. The American people need to be educated on this issue.

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