did Americans know whose transparency Obama was speaking of, when he
said the following on a page at WhiteHouse.gov.
"Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes
accountability and provides information for citizens about what
their Government is doing." –No
doubt, the recent events have done just that.
We now know
that Barack Obama has turned our government into a surveillance
state. Here is what Wikipedia says about a
surveillance state: "The surveillance state is a government's
surveillance of large numbers of citizens and visitors. Such
widespread surveillance is most usually justified as being necessary
to prevent crime or terrorism. The growth of state surveillance has
led to concerns about the erosion of privacy and civil liberties,
and also to worries that over-reliance on such measures may lead to
complacency by law enforcement officers."
seems to know what is all about.
government is keeping tabs of our phone calls, charge card
purchases, banking, health care, and internet activities. The
government says such does not violate the 4th
amendment, claiming that the information is being
obtained by third-party entities, not directly from us. And the
government used the threat of imprisonment of members
of the third-party entities, by way of "gag orders" if they
breathed a word of the spying being done by them.
this sure has provided us with more knowledge of what our government
is doing. Our government has gone from twisting our constitution, to
blatantly lying about it. And it has turned into the biggest bully
going. What our government is doing, is the equivalent of walking up
to any individual and ordering that person to spy on his employer
and to hand over all info on his employer to the government, with
the threat of imprisonment if he speaks up about what is
The minute an individual or
business complies with such an order to spy on American
citizens, that person or business becomes an extension of the
government. Hence, the 4th amendment still applies. This means that
we have all had our 4th amendment right to no unlawful search
violated by our government. I do not know about all others, but
I do not like what our government has