Have you been paying close attention to Congress and the President’s efforts to avoid the “fiscal cliff”? The discussion has monopolized our attention and Congress’ time. Hasn’t it?
Federal detectives won’t need a warrant to eavesdrop on the emails and phone calls of Americans for another five years. President Obama reauthorized an intelligence gathering bill on Sunday that puts national security over constitutional rights.
If I was a cynical person I would think that this “fiscal cliff” thing was just a distraction for the rest of us to keep us from seeing our rights to keep the government from prying into our personal lives without reasonable suspicion. But I’m not that cynical. I don’t think there is collusion between the parties but I do find it interesting that the bills Congress has no trouble agreeing on are the bills that will give both parties more control of the citizens.