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National Security or is Big Brother Watching

Updated on November 14, 2010

Reason or Excuse and for what?

The American public seems to have lost their ability to think logically and for themselves. Whatever our political leaders say to us when they get up on their soap boxes, we hear and believe. If we actually tried to put meaning to the words they are spilling out in our direction, we would be able to see that some of what they say is true, some of it could be true but sounds a bit far fetched, and the rest of it is just a lot of words completely without meaning.

Yet, because they are important, famous, and in power, we just seem to lose our ability to know when we are being misinformed, or our attention is being drawn to something other than what we should be looking at, or we just flat out don't know or care what they are doing now. Yet, these leaders have the power and ability to make our lives miserable, put us into poverty, take our homes away from us, tax us until they are not just millionaires, but billionaires, and take our rights, one or two at a time away from us thinking that if they slowly amend this and then that we won''t notice or care. Sometimes they just straight slide things through our voting process disguised as something else so we will not know until it is a law. I think this is one of the most popular methods of changing things we would not agree to ordinarily.

Keeping these things in mind, let me pose a few questions to you and see if you agree with me, or if you think that what our leaders are doing is the best thing for us.

How practical are the national security reforms that have taken place since 911? What I mean is this, since 911, and the way the terrorist attacked us that day, using an aircraft belonging and filled with our citizens, our leaders cracked down severely on who can fly, who may not fly, what we can take on an airplane when we travel , and right on down the line to looking at us one by one with machines that allow them to look at us underneath our clothing. Did everybody hear that?? Looking at us through our clothes. OK, so maybe we will stop the next attack by our terrorist enemies by doing all this, unless of course they do something really tricky, like DOING SOMETHING ELSE, perhaps poisoning our water, our farms and any other number of things that would effect us as much if not more than 911 did.

I cannot be the only one who is thinking this, am I? I mean, if I were a terrorist, I would not do the same thing as I did the last time, for it would not only be too easy to be caught, but I would think, hell, keep them guessing, and on their toes. If I were in their shoes, I definitely do something else next time. So, would this not make all this searching, regulating, cavity searching and all this stuff at every airport in the United States, a complete waste of time? They are searching us through our clothes, and are seeing us from another room, basically naked people.

I am very tired of every time I turn around, I feel as though I am not only losing one more right, but I am losing my freedom a bit at a time. Are these terrorists not winning the war, no matter what we are doing over there in their country, if we here in this country are so afraid of terrorists that we cannot live our lives?

I would rather face the possibility of being attacked by terrorists, than be protected in the name of national security and lose all my freedoms and rights. I would rather FACE THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING ATTACKED BY TERRORISTS, THAN BE PROTECTED FROM MY FREEDOMS AND RIGHTS.

It boils down to this, who are you more afraid of, the bad guys, or those who are protecting us from the bad guys. With the terrorists, at least we know what is going on and what they might try to do, with the national security, it is like another enemy who is disguised as a friend, but in the end, we lose more all the way around.

How much farther are we going to let this go? What is next, are we going to have to be patted down and searched every time we leave our house, or each time we cross state lines perhaps. I mean, it might seem like I am just dreaming up things that are crazy thoughts out of my head, but think about it, isn't that exactly what we are submitting to anyway? Crazy thoughts from some politicians mind?

Think About This

Here is a couple other things to think about.  We know what our leaders are doing in the name of national security in our airports, and other places they believe might be attractive to terrorist threats.

Do you believe that our government is telling us all of what they are doing in the name of protecting us.  Am I the only one who feels like a small child, being protected by a parent who says "Because I said so, that's why."  How many more things are our leaders doing to PROTECT US from terrorists, that they have not told us about.  Perhaps they are not listening to our phone conversations, but hell, they don't need a phone to listen.  They now have devises that let them listen from city to ciy without any phone or anything. They now have the ability to listen and actually bug the outside and hear whatever they want.  Do you think they do that?  

How many other things can they do that we do not even know about.  Who is to say what is really happening, but we cannot do anything about what we don't know about can we, but we can do something about what we are aware of.  Yet, we don't, we are like sheep, being herded and we just go where we are herded, and do what we are told. 

Please think about what I have told you here, for it not only effects our lives right here and right now, but we are agreeing to things on behalf of our children and their children.  We do not have much farther to go before we could begin to consider ourselves living in a police state, for our own good, of course.  Is this OK with you?

Do you feel like we are losing our rights and freedoms?

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Do you think that our countries national security does things secretly but for our own good?

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Do you think that the security measures taken in airports will keep us safe from further terrorist attacks?

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Do you think that the rights and freedoms we are giving up are worth the protection we get from national security measures?

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  • ddsurfsca profile imageAUTHOR

    deb douglas 

    8 years ago from Oxnard

    I am very curious to see how and what our President does as far as keeping his word about his campaign promises. It is very typical for them to say one thing and do another. I have a feeling he will not follow this pattern, but we have yet to see.

  • debbiesdailyviews profile image


    8 years ago

    You misunderstand me.

    However I will answer you by way of future Hub I have in mind

    To give you a hint...

    I ment opting out of voting for ,

    As politics is much to important to leave to the politicians.

    I agree with you, mere people can, and do change referendums.

    And this I am all for, and advocate this .

    However I stand by my comment on not much to be Patriotic


    As time has changed our countries, " GREAT AS THEY ARE "

    but times are a changing, and not for the better.

  • ddsurfsca profile imageAUTHOR

    deb douglas 

    8 years ago from Oxnard

    I disagree, we all have a lot to be patriotic about. This is a great country, and just because there are greedy people who want to cheat and steal, it does not change the facts that many people have died to give us our rights and freedoms. We as private citizens need to do our part by talking about what it going on, how the police are stepping on people, how the government needs to change, and sometimes making public demonstrations, or getting something written in a newspaper works wonders. We cannot stop believing that one person can make a difference. Opting out is a copting out. Nobody is a country by himself.

  • debbiesdailyviews profile image


    8 years ago

    I get what you are saying.

    We all live in a nanny state nower days...

    ME... Well I opt out by living my life my way.

    Great Hub, you are very passionate about your view I respect that.

    Shame we haven't got much to be patriotic about today.

  • nextstopjupiter profile image


    8 years ago from here, there and everywhere

    I agree with you that we must learn to think more for ourselves, but once we have learned it "they" have an excuse for brain scanners!

  • JY3502 profile image

    John Young 

    8 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

    I agree with most of what you say.

  • ddsurfsca profile imageAUTHOR

    deb douglas 

    8 years ago from Oxnard

    and if it was not for discontent, and people like me who speak their minds, it would not be what it is today. and, I can see that you either have your head buried, or don't care that things are changing and our leaders are not what they were 70 years ago, and our civil rights have been trampled and amended out of existance.

  • someonewhoknows profile image


    8 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

    I have been aware of all you said here.Although I haven't been in an airport for 45 years.

    This kind of "GOVERNMENT" has been been around for at least "FOREVER".We in America have been losing our freedom for a very long time now.It has just recently been this obvious to some of us.


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