Hoping 2014 is when government loses track

info@islandpacket.comJanuary 13, 2014 

I'd like to thank my credit card bank for giving me my first laugh of the new year. While having my first cup of coffee New Year's Day, I opened a letter from my bank that had arrived the previous day. The first paragraph read: "Enclosed is your copy of the ______ Bank Corporate Privacy Policy which is required by federal law to be provided to you annually."

Are you kidding me? The federal government's NSA collects information of my every phone call, email and who knows what else. The government has built a 1.5-million-square-foot data collection base in Utah that can hold all the private information it collects for the next 100 years.

If you think this is being done only to keep us safe from terrorists, you have lost touch with reality. Practically every breath we take is being tracked, and more frighteningly, could ultimately be used to completely control our lives. Why does the government need all this information? I haven't talked to any terrorists lately, have you? I no longer trust my government.

Here's to a happy, healthy new year and the hope that we can reverse the trend of our government's intrusion into every aspect of our private lives. Vote for freedom, truth and transparency, not the lies we've been told for the past five years.

Judith Holden

Bluffton

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