Thursday, October 31, 2013

From CNS News

Brave New World
By Patrick J. Buchanan
What kind of camaraderie, cooperation or friendship can endure in an environment where constant snooping on one's closest friends is accepted practice?

My Take The logical foundation for his arguments are based on the assumption that no one out there is doing harm….they’re our friends.  America has no friends, merely temporary associates working toward some goal or other.  Tomorrow they could just as well be ….well….. France! 

One of the things I find interesting are those who decry the use of spying, but demand to know why the FBI, CIA, or NSA didn’t warn society of some eminent threat.  Spying is now, and has always been,  about bad manners and inappropriate moral conduct.  Reading other people’s mail, stealing their secrets….and far worse.  You can’t have it both ways; good moral conduct and good intelligence.

That’s what spies do! They deal in dirt, and anyone who involves themself in such activity must know that in order to be successful at ‘dealing in dirt’.  Dealing in dirt requires one to detach themself from the normal morality they live by in their daily lives. But…you can’t have it both ways; good moral conduct and good intelligence.

One more thing!  The mentality of all security people is singular in this way.  If someone has a secret it must be important.  If it’s important enough to them to make it a secret, we want to know what it is.  It might be important to us.    So, now what exactly is it you want from them? Only spy on those who deserve it!  Well, that could be anyone.

One more, one more thing!  Is there any person in the world who believes these hypocrites whining about being monitored would pass up the opportunity to listen in on Obama’s phone conversations? If you want to find fault with these spies for being bad Christians, then there’s no argument against that.  However, if you want to find fault with them for being good spies, then you have a problem in logic.
By Rich Galen
Has the information gathered through the NSA wiretaps been worth the loss of trust and prestige that the rest of the world has had in the President of the United States?

Is There a Way Out?
By Walter E. Williams
Between two-thirds and three-quarters of federal spending, in contravention of the U.S. Constitution, can be described as Congress taking the earnings or property of one American to give to another, to whom it does not belong. Let's look at a few of these entitlements.

Santorum on Cruz: In the End, He Did More Harm My Take - Santorum's conservative credentials and personal integrity were clearly outlined when, for political expediency, he supported Arlen Spector over conservative Pat Toomey for the Senate. Santorum's values are apparently malleable.

Sean Penn: 'Good Idea' to Have Ted Cruz Committed for Mental Health Problems My Take - I do so love it when a certifiable loon insists others have mental problems.

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