Video: President Obama Says No One Is Listening to Your Phone Calls

Nobody in Government is spying on good people (defined as those on the left who were given passes by the IRS), just bad subversives, and the Government is in the very best of hands. Obviously. Just trust President Obama and his worthy minions and all will be well – just as we all know it already is.

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In a Friday morning press conference in San Jose, Calif., President Obama took the stage to respond to criticism about the recently-unmasked phone surveillance program. The leaked court order sparked widespread privacy concerns and rapid-fire questions about the breadth of the program, forcing the executive branch on the defensive. Obama defended the National Security Agency’s power to collect mobile phone data, stressing that it’s solely for counter-terrorism purposes.

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President Obama stressed the balance between security and freedom, explaining that the onus for oversight of the program is on Congress.

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Obama was firm in highlighting that the NSA phone surveillance initiative is not a “Big Brother” program, incorporating “metadata” such as call time and location but involving no actual listening to

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Video from 2005 of then-Senator Barack Obama criticizing the Patriot Act.

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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One Response to Video: President Obama Says No One Is Listening to Your Phone Calls

  1. Tex says:

    Reblogged this on Es ist ein Klaüsterfökken. and commented:
    It’s true. No one IS listening. They are just collecting ALL the metadata from every electronic communication and transaction and building a file with that. The Prez is not lying, but he’s not telling the truth, either. I believe that’s called lying by omission.

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