FFF Launches my Op-ed on Surveillance; early hate mail

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted & sent out today my op-ed on how the current NSA wiretapping scandal paves the way to repeat police state atrocities of the 1960s.  Here are a couple paragraphs from the piece:

Many Americans have shrugged off the recent controversy over illegal wiretaps because they assume that the government would never be concerned with people like themselves. But the FBI continually expanded its enemies list. Nixon aide Tom Charles Huston testified to Congress about COINTELPRO’s tendency “to move from the kid with a bomb to the kid with a picket sign, and from the kid with the picket sign to the kid with the bumper sticker of the opposing candidate. And you just keep going down the line.


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8 Responses to FFF Launches my Op-ed on Surveillance; early hate mail

  1. Sunni February 28, 2006 at 3:01 pm #

    It’s amazing to me that those “observant” souls seem incapable of seeing how sovietized this country has become.

  2. Steve February 28, 2006 at 7:29 pm #

    Freedom will be stamped out to the roar of applause, not the sound of gunfire…

  3. Sunni February 28, 2006 at 8:39 pm #

    Uh, Steve, hasn’t that mostly happened already?

  4. Jim February 28, 2006 at 9:09 pm #

    The only consolation is that the politicians currently launching all the new incursions into Americans’ lives are pro-freedom.

  5. Sunni March 1, 2006 at 9:40 am #

    I nearly snorted coffee up my nose reading your comment, Jim! (Don’t worry, I won’t sue.)

  6. Steve March 1, 2006 at 6:54 pm #

    Don’t want to spoil the thread but just letting you know i am enjoying the Bush Betrayal, which has more credibility than anything I have read from the so-called Left. Its a page turner! Loved the Americorps chapter…

    Looking forward to reading the Clinton-Gore book you did in 2000 as well, its next in the stack.

  7. Jim March 1, 2006 at 9:45 pm #

    Steve – I’m glad you’re enjoying the book! Good ol’ AmeriCorps – sort of like an old hound that deserves every — whoops, I would not want to say anything that would tarnish my reputation for objectivity.

  8. justme March 5, 2006 at 5:24 pm #

    Thank you for your courage in “telling it like it is.” Please continue to do so, and please help others to reach deep within themselves and pluck up some courage to start to speak out as well.

    Please consider adding a LINKS section to this site where grass-root movements like those fighting to repeal the REAL ID ACT can attain a bit more visibility and traffic.

    You can start with some sites like:

    There are many links on each of the above web projects that will help visitors learn more about their current and future loss of liberties in America.

    Thanks again.