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The GOP: Get rid Of Privacy

  1. William R. Wilson profile image61
    William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20029393-281.html


    The House Republicans' first major technology initiative is about to be unveiled: a push to force Internet companies to keep track of what their users are doing.

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      C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      WOW! Bad idea! Wonder why the lefties didn't take action to repeal the "Patriot Act"? If they had moves like this would not be considered possible. If there was any value to the left, it was that they were "anti-war" and "anti-patriot act". Apparently it was all rhetoric to attract independents.

      1. William R. Wilson profile image61
        William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this



        Wait, who are you calling the left?  There certainly were moves to repeal the Patriot Act. 

        Why weren't the righties and independents up in arms about that like they were about the Healthcare bill?

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          C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Fear. Thats why they weren't up in arms. However, the left had a majority for 4 years. They campaigned on the issue. They didn't deliver. Hold them accountable. It's not about right and left. What the left and right should both have in common is to be defenders of liberty.  The left had a GREAT opportunity to stand for liberty and FAILED miserably. That should not be lost in your discussion.

          I'm sure your post was intended to create a dog pile of liberal jeers about the hypocracy of the right. Well, if you watch closely, the right loves to profit off of security fears. Fears that often lead to DOD/DOJ contracts. Nothing new here. The right got away with the Patriot Act and now they are taking it a step farther. Just like the left, using your example of "Healthcare". They will attempt to take the next logical step, that being a "single payer" system.

      2. megs11237 profile image76
        megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        They considered repealing it but it was decided that if the country was attacked it would be polticial sucide. Not to mention the democratic party is varied with moderates, progressives, and liberals. Some are Anti War and Anti Patriot Act and some aren't.

        And a party should be so varied because as a country our beliefs in governing are varied. That isn't a negative.

        40% of the country wanted the so called repeal of Obamacare. So was the republican " We heard the American people and they want  no part of this Obamacare" just rhetoric.

        Oops I forget 40% is a majority. The difference here is that Republicans want this information about people so they can benefit there business pals and not protect the country. Governing our country based only on what is good for business just isn't good business for personal rights and freedoms.

        Hey but honestly I feel like the republicans can have there way and let's see how it goes.

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          C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          "political suicide" is that why they backtracked on the war and GTMO?

          1. megs11237 profile image76
            megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes as a majority do not want it so if you force the issue and  something bad happens you will never be able to championing better things to fight for.

            As in Gitmo- " Don't put them in my back yard" ?

            Please everything isn't that simple when there are multiple wants and views.

            You pick and choose your battles depending on what is going to work in the current climate. What is actually good for the country not good for polls.

            You don't walk into traffic just because you have the right of way as a pedestrian.

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              C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Call it what you will. When you campaign on popular issues and then don't even attempt to deliver....well thats what I call a bunch of liars.

              1. megs11237 profile image76
                megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Or when you campaign on issues that you make out of lies???Right.

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                  C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  The Patriot Act is a FACT. So are the WARS. GTMO is a real place....

                2. megs11237 profile image76
                  megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  It's hypocritical to imply that these are actions which only one side engages in.

                  How about not doing in the first place.

                  How about speaking to your constituents about issues and presenting the facts truthfully?

                  Whatever I am done in the conversation. Sometimes I agree with republicans albeit rarely lately and sometimes I agree with democrats.

                  I am not blinded by the party ideology thing and I understand that some people are so I can see what a conversation is pointless, thanks for letting me add my two cents.

                  Adieu

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                    C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    LOL, THAT WAS MY POINT! WOW!

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          C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Typical left vs right garbage.

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          logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well let see, less than 50% is a majority when it comes to gay marriage, or some other liberal agenda, so why shouldn't the Republicans get the same deal on what they promote?
          We have no privacy anymore.  We have cameras on street corners, cameras on the highways and at intersections, in buildings, our internet use is monitored, our phone calls, all in the name of protecting us!  Alrighty then!

          1. megs11237 profile image76
            megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            And actually I am not on the left sides I am in the middle. I support some things and not others.

            And that is typical left vs right garbage what you have stated friend.

            Both sides don't live up to their promises and I don't always expect them  too and I am glad for it sometimes.

            Be realistic.

            Cameras that protect you are different then invasion of privacy for profit. In my opinion.

          2. megs11237 profile image76
            megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            And no less than 50 isn't a majority. People voted on that so you would need a majority to win.

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              megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              And....They voted in their respective states. So where the majority doesn't want it, it isn't legalized. So what do you mean?

    2. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I guess these morons want to do away with the Internet. If companies are forced to track people, then people will most likely cancel their Internet services. hmm

    3. lady_love158 profile image61
      lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We don't need this law! We already have enough of this crap with the Patriot Act!

      1. megs11237 profile image76
        megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Lady Love  I believe this may be the only we may ever agree on, but agreed.

 
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