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A Paranoid Government Blankets America With Unprecented Surveillance

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Recently I heard John Nichols of the Nation Magazine and nation.com make this interesting observation: He said, "Big Brother is not watching us, we are watching Big Brother." Well I guess I don't agree with the first part of that sentence but the second one seems to be very accurate in describing just what is going on in this country today.

When has this country's democracy ever been under such an attack? When have we seen our Constitution being unraveled before our eyes? If this Congress allows these unconstitutional actions of these government agencies to go on without being investigated or punished then our democracy will become even more meaningless and irrelevant.

When this country entered the 21st Century how many of us could have even begun to imagine that we'd be listening to breaking news that announced that the NSA was spying on the American people; and that the CIA was hacking into the U.S. Senate computers?

What's happening in America right now is not good, it's not good at all and it represents an ominous, very frightening development. It's as if this nation and its people are just awakening from a horrific nightmare and suddenly come to the stark realization that they are now living in "1984". Or could it possibly be that George Orwell, when he was writing that famous novel, made a very serious mistake and should have entitled it, "2014"?

Michael Payne

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