Robert Gelblum: Obama changes tune

June 13, 2013 

Obama changes tune

The president says he “welcomes” the debate over the extent of justifiable privacy invasions by government. If that’s true, why didn’t he engage us in that debate before he condoned collecting (at least) all phone call metadata and much, much more?

For him to say that would give a regrettable heads-up to the bad guys wouldn’t be credible – one would think he’d want the bad guys to know what he planned. And isn’t it interesting that candidate Obama, the man who now says we can’t have 100 percent privacy and 100 percent security, in 2007 railed against the “false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we provide. I will provide our intelligence and law-enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining the Constitution and our freedom.”?

Robert Gelblum

Raleigh

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