During a speech Friday President Barack Obama attempted to justify the government’s massive collection of American phone records. His message: Trust us, we’re from the government.
“If people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges, to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then we’re going to have some problems here,” Obama declared.
And the people behind the programs cherish our Constitution,” according to the President.
“The last thing they’d be doing is taking programs like this to listen to someone’s phone calls,” he said.
The takeaway for American citizens who are concerned: You’re just being an alarmist.
“You can shout Big Brother or program run amok, but if you actually look at the details, I think we’ve struck the right balance,” he added.
HT: The Examiner