“No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war.” – Barack Obama speaking on privacy in 2005
Mr. Obama had plenty of harsh words to say about the NSA‘s data collection programs under the George W. Bush presidency back in 2005. Three years later he would run for high office on some of these same statements. Listen in the video below to what he had to say regarding the NSA collecting data and spying on American citizens without their knowledge or consent. We already know that most political candidates for the US presidency will say ANYTHING to win the public trust and get elected. Then once they are in office, all bets are off.
I have to admit, of all the many many broken promises that were made to the American people by Barack Obama before he was elected president, I find this one particularly offensive. It’s the kind of thing which can inspire a person to NEVER ever trust a presidential candidate‘s words again.
When a voting population has been lied to ON SUCH A SCALE that it strains all credulity, how will that same voting public EVER trust what a political candidate says in a campaign ever again? I didn’t vote for this SOB, and I am proud of it. But I cannot fathom how millions of people who DID vote for him now feel. I don’t think the word “sucker” quite covers it. Here’s the video:
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