Imagine a game of telephone, 2 cans connected by a string. You’re in your house, on both sides of your house are your enemies who would like nothing more than to see you dead. The string that carries their conversation goes through your yard, they do not live in your house and, therefore, are not subject to the rules your parents set for you, nor are they entitled to the protections your parents offer to people in your house since they are not in your house, so you decide to listen to them talking by tapping into the string. Not a problem, right? They aren’t in your house, they aren’t residents of your house, just through a quirk of happenstance their string goes through your yard. It’s almost like you planned it that way, it’s so fortuitous.
Liberals are your annoying sibling who tries to stop you every time you go to tap that line because they want your room, and the more trouble they can make for you the better their chances of getting your room.
The debate over the FISA bill, no matter what douchebags like Keith Olbermann try to tell you, is just that, listening to a phone conversation between two known terrorist associates, neither of whom are in the US or US citizens, without having to run to court, fill out paperwork that takes about 100 man hours, and get someone to sign off on it.
Through a quirk in technology, mostly that companies in this country invented it, the majority of cell phone calls in the world are routed through the US, no matter where they are made. We know who our enemies are, we know their voices and phone numbers, all we have to do is tap into their string when they’re on the phone plotting to kill us. But Democrats don’t want that, not that they want us to be blown up (though some seem to), they want political points scored by attempting to convince people that the government is listening to them on the phone, not a cave to cave call in Pakistan.
This stupidity works with people who aren’t smart, which is why this is such a big issue for the Left. They believe they and their moronic friend’s idle bar chatter about how the government sucks since they aren’t in control raises to the level of things the government worries about and they want to be left alone. (If only they would apply this to other areas of their lives, like working and earning money, they’d be conservatives.)
Listen, Hippie, you aren’t important, the government doesn’t even know you exist, nor does it care. The only way you’re going to have your phone calls to your X dealer tapped is if you fly over to Afghanistan and call him in a neighboring cave and he’s also a terrorist on the side. Since you probably either don’t have a job or are severely under-employed, you aren’t going to be able to afford that flight, so don’t worry about it.
People really have to realize the government is not all powerful, they pay out billions in fraudulent Medicare claims every year, for crying out loud, they don’t have the time nor the desire to track you. They do, however, have the time and desire to track people in other countries who are plotting to kill us. They just won’t have the ability to do so if the Democrats don’t stop putting political scare tactics and appeasing their “hate America” base before the best interests of the country.