Remember the breathless, hysterical criticism by the Left over international terror wiretaps during the Bush administration's war on man-caused disasters? Those blithering idiots were shrieking over something targeted and precise: people calling into terror hotspots from the U.S. or vice versa.
But the Obama administration is building a massive database of every American's telephonic activities.
Consider the massive database that the federal government is amassing on you, the law-abiding citizen:
• Your physical and mental condition, complete with medical procedures, drugs, and therapies, thanks to Obamacare.
• Your energy consumption, thanks to mandated "smart-meters" that can monitor and control every aspect of power consumption in your residence.
• Your car's location, courtesy of new and mandated "black boxes" for cars.
• Your location and activities, thanks to an estimated 30,000 drones that will be flying over American skies by 2016.
Along with telephone records and -- in all likelihood -- GPS data from your smartphone, the federal government can create the most comprehensive database ever seen on Earth.
And consider the most important database the Statists want to create: those tracking your firearms.
Of this fact I can promise you: this mammoth database will not used to advance liberty. On the contrary, if the IRS scandal teaches us anything, it is that the federal government under the Obama administration can not be trusted with data of any kind.
Obama and his sycophants are Statists: they are guaranteed to abuse their power to advance their political ends, no matter how unlawful, how tyrannical, or how despotic.
Ladies and gentlemen, this country is teetering on the brink of totalitarianism. It has crept upon us stealthily, bit by bit, just as Alexis de Tocqueville predicted.
Society will develop a new kind of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of complicated rules, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate. It does not tyrannise but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.
And if real Democrats can't see it now -- not the loons and Communists, they're lost causes; I mean the real Democrats -- if they can't see it now, then this country is destined for some very, very dark years.
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