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  • TPM

    We’re not so concerned with NSA using phone records to investigate Muslim terrorists, although I believe NSA Chief Alexander is using a terrorist event to give cover to NSA’s earlier acts of spying on conservative groups & individuals, at the bequest of progressive politicians.

  • squeeze127

    Their record of catching the terrorist before it happens is getting pretty shabby, lends me to believe that they’re spending too much time on Americans. FISA Warrants are just rubber stamps, judicial Warrants are needed. Patriot Act needs a serious overhaul as too many loop holes for NFG politicians!

    • independent thinker

      The un-patriot act does not need an overhaul it needs to be totally scrapped. Then, if there is an area of particular concern security wise pass carefully crafted legislation addressing that area.

  • Alan

    Defending the indefensible as usual. Had it been so helpful there wouldn’t have been a Boston Marathon bombing in the first place. Sorry folks, but there is no such thing as total safety. Sooner or later there will be further attacks for which they will provide no security.

  • FMR

    The Boston bombing is a perfect example of one of the reasons the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is so important. An armed and ready populace tends to deter those who would think about attacking us on our own soil, as well as deterring arrogant power grabbing politicians from trying to take absolute power!

  • Snobert

    The Boston Bombing was staged by our government (just like 9/11) for the purpose of instilling fear into the American people to dupe them into giving up more freedom and depend more greatly on the government for their safety. One can control the masses more easily if they can trick them into surrendering liberty. Evidence of the Boston Bombing being staged was viral all over the Internet after it first happened.

    • MargaretJacobson

      Might be right. Some people will give up just about every right on the books for the false sense safety!