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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Your Daily Plateful of Reason

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Related source » The Loss of Trust: 'via Blog this'
[This related source is recommended in its entirety.]

“Amid all the heated cross-currents of debate about the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program, there is a growing distrust of the Obama administration that makes weighing the costs and benefits of the NSA program itself hard to assess.

The belated recognition of this administration's contempt for the truth, for the American people and for the Constitution of the United States, has been long overdue.

But what if the NSA program has in fact thwarted terrorists and saved many American lives in ways that cannot be revealed publicly?

[…]

When Barack Obama squanders his own credibility with his glib lies, he is not just injuring himself during his time in office. He is inflicting a lasting wound on the country as a whole.

But we the voters are not blameless. Having chosen an untested man to be president, on the basis of rhetoric, style and symbolism, we have ourselves to blame if we now have only a choice between two potentially tragic fates -- the loss of American lives to terrorism or a further dismantling of our freedoms that has already led many people to ask: 'Is this still America?'”
— Thomas Sowell, June 18, 2013 (townhall.com)


"Please, sir, I want some more."

Thank you, Prof. Sowell, for my daily plateful of reason and accountability.


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