Big Brother

Written by Christianity and the Confusion on February 5th, 2006

Author: Bee Clauson

No one can argue that pornography is a good thing; it has been a blight on America. Most Christians wouldn’t shed any tears to see it restricted or outlawed. Every year thousands suffer from porn and associated crimes. I don’t know of any who would want someone like Don Martin jr to go free.

Don N. Martin Jr. faces at least 30 years in prison if convicted of charges he operated a sophisticated Internet operation from his home at the Fruitvale Trailer Inn that distributed thousands of sexually exploitative pictures and movies of children, including babies. (YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC)

Those guilty of sexual activities with children should be locked up for life. I don’t see how anyone could argue with that, but what we don’t need to is spying on the private habits of the American people. The government has demand all the records of Google’s search engine under the guise of fighting child pornography. What is wrong with law agencies going after men like Martin and stopping those who put the illegal porn on the internet? With all the domestic spying this has too much of the big bother feeling.

Google has refused to comply with the subpoena, issued last year, for a broad range of material from its databases, including a request for 1 million random Web addresses and records of all Google searches from any one-week period, lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department said in papers filed Wednesday in federal court in San Jose. CNN.com

I would be cheering Google if they hadn’t just given in to similar pressures from China. Some people doesn’t trust our government but I would take it any day over that of China’s.

To obtain the Chinese license, Google agreed to omit Web content that the country's government finds objectionable. Google will base its censorship decisions on guidance provided by Chinese government officials. Although China has loosened some of its controls in recent years, some topics, such as Taiwan's independence and 1989's Tiananmen Square massacre, remain forbidden subjects.CNN.com

We do indeed live in scary times and I wonder if we are any better than the countries that we’re trying to change.

 

 

11 Comments so far ↓

  1. Anonymous says:

       This is from the State of the Union, where Mr. Bush tries to justify the domestic surveillance.

       He said that former Presidents use the same domestic surveillance. What he does not say is that the law was changed after the abuses of Richard Nixon to protect the citizenry from an over intrusive government. He also said that Congress had been briefed of all of this, but who were they? Is this like the line that they had all the information that the White House had before the Iraq invasion?

    Mr. Bush says that if there are people in the United States that are talking to Al-Qaida we want to know about it. Okay, no one will argue with that, but can anyone tell me what a Quaker Church has to do with Al-Qaida? Here is a question for everyone, if the government knows what calls are coming from or going to Al-Qaida, why have they not hunted down those in the Al-Qaida leadership? Why is Usama still free?

  2. Anonymous says:

    All the President is trying to do is protect America. How can anyone fight him on this? You Dems are too paranoid; no one is out to get you. Expect Al Qaida, and President Bush is trying to stop them, why do you want to help Al Qaida? You should support the President on this.
       

                                                                                                                                             Go Bush

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey Carolyn heres a surprise for you, we want the same thing that you just posted. Yep we want Bush to go too! Go far far away!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I wonder how long it'll take for Google to cave in to our government like they did to China. I agree with you about Bush's State of the Union. He broke the law and should be impeached.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I said no on the poll, but only to a point. There are some things that they should be watching for like that Don Martin Jr. The government or law enforcement should be watching for such activities, but they don’t need to invade the private lives of innocent citizens to do that. They don’t need to look at everyone who just happens on to those sites. What they need to do is watch those sites and as in the case of this Martin guy arrest him and shut down his site.
    At Truthout.org they are reporting that the Senate Panel Decides against Eavesdropping Inquiry, for Now

    The Senate Intelligence Committee decided today not to investigate President Bush's domestic surveillance program, at least for the time being.
    “I believe that such an investigation is currently unwarranted and would be detrimental to this highly classified program,” Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas and chairman of the panel, said this afternoon following a closed session.
    While Mr. Roberts's announcement signaled that the administration's eavesdropping program would not be subject to Senate scrutiny, at least for the time being, there was no guarantee that the House would not go ahead with an inquiry of its own.

    What is wrong with these people?

  6. Anonymous says:

    What is with our elected representatives, both the Senate and Congress? Why have they rolled over and playing dead? They have sat back and let george and his henchmen do as they please. Why have they not taken up and used the Constitutional powers designated to them?
    Why indeed? Remember the dummying down of this country as begun by reagan and company? Well, it has at last been successful. The truth is the American people do not have enough knowledge of how this government is supposed to work. They have bought into the idea that the President is the supreme ruler of the country and has the power to do as he pleases. I'm afraid, too, that there is gross ignorance within the legislative bodies and they don't know what to do either. A good course of study in civics should be a requirement for them before they take office. Is civics even taught any more? What about ethics?
    How can this president and his people negotiate unilaterally to sell off to foreign powers our most critical assets? Six, I believe it is of our largest ports, which are critical to every aspect of our being. Can we afford to let foreign powers control this? Let's go ahead and let him sell off the other vital assets of our infrastructure. How about our hospitals, schools, power generating plants, water treatment plants, and our Interstate road system? Someone stands to profit handsomely from shenanigans like this, and it won’t be the American people.
    I'm not sure Cheney hasn't already cut a deal with the energy companies to allow them to sell out to foreign interests since we have never had any report of his secret meeting with them.
    Congress must reassert itself. This country must be returned to the people. Examine critically those candidates running for Congress this fall, and let's get some legislators in place that are not a bunch of wimps and yes men, someone that will do the job and earn their salary.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I think we can see where this is going. First, he sells off the ports. Don't we carry out a lot of military activities at the ports?
    Next will be our military bases. Much of the logistical operations have already been turned over to private concerns. Providing meals, transportation, etc.
    After selling all these off and dividing the profits, next will be additional massive tax cuts for the rich because those assets sold will not be included any more in the budget. It all comes down to greed and money. That's the bottom line – the only bottom line, and we all know who will benefit.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Maybe they just found out that the President didn't do anything wrong.
       

                                                                                                                                         Go Bush

  9. Anonymous says:

    Can you say “Cover Up?”  

  10. Anonymous says:

    That's a cheap shot Rick, shame on you to talk that way about the President.
       

                                                                                                                                   Go Bush

  11. Anonymous says:

    That picture was really unfair, I don't think that it was fair to pick on Rush's mistakes. Yeah, he had a problem with that drug but he over came it and should be praised for that. The rest was taken out of context and he has tried to make up for the misunderstanding.
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