I believe it was proven he was aware of much of the underhanded things his ‘underlings’ were doing. His ‘people’ had to break and enter to steal info on the opposing party. They got caught because they had to be physically in the building to steal the info.
As far as I know there is nothing in my house much different than yours. No secrets that would shatter our family nor others. But what each of us have in our houses is no one’s business unless we allow them to enter and go thru our closets and files.
Have you ever been the victim of burglars? We have. The first one: clothes were thrown out of the drawers, Sherry’s underwear was scattered. A dollar bill her mom had handed her the day she died and her high school ring were stolen. Sherry stated how we both felt, she felt violated, someone had invaded her (our) privacy.
Another time We lost a big piggy bank that was almost full and ready to kill. You feel sick because we usually divide the contents between the grandkids. You are sick because you have no idea how much was taken, many bills had also been slid thru that little slot for the kids. Not a fortune, but it was ours, private, inside our locked house.
I have lost my small gun collection and Sherry lost another collection of change, again destined for the grand kids.
Anyone entering your space is violating your privacy.Now we have the FBI and NSA doing it with impunity on a wholesale basis. Now they are proving on one investigation that your ‘skype’ or camera on your computer can be turned on inside your house without you knowing it, they can even suppress the little light that says it is active. Say your monitor is in your bed room! Say your laptop is left open during your private conversations, this has been and is being done by our government.
I AM NOT JUST PICKING ON THE PRESENT administration, the act was signed by President Bush. The practice was going on long before the act was a SECRET LAW.
Right now as you read this, someone is scanning millions of emails, blogs, private messages, Business deals, Private corporate memos. If you happen to use the wrong buzz word, YOURs will be scanned. Is this my governments business?NO, Not in my opinion. And we are very naïve to think ‘SOMEONE’ who is less than honest, WILL NOT USE THE INFORMATION FOR POLITICAL OR FINANCIAL GAIN. What about blackmail? Even these folks with Top Secret Clearances can be tempted.
Now was Nixon a more depraved man than, JFK, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton or Obama? We know some presidents have had moral failures. With so much information at their finger tips to aid in a personal agenda, COULD they be TEMPTED to use is as Nixon planned? Possibly, humans are human as they say.
ENTERING YOUR HOUSE VIA YOUR COMPUTER, or phone lines HAS BEEN DEFENDED AS NECESSARY, BY BOTH REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS.
Your local or state police CANNOT stop any car going thru town and search it JUST IN CASE someone might have something illegal, the law says they must have PROBABLE CAUSE to do that.
I have no problem with wire taps computer spying on someone who is SUSPECT, and there is reasonable cause to think they plan to harm the USA.
But my government has been looking at OUR bank accounts, charge accounts, savings accounts, the places you shop what you buy, where you go. Millions of files on ordinary citizens, at one time we accused Russia of that. Now we find our own government has been doing it for years.
Well I don’t like it. and I have taken near 700 words to say it. I have nothing to hide, but that is not the point.
Sorry to YELL.
Shucks, even if no money is there, ladies don’t want someone going thru their purse, (do you?).
Chrysler Cordoba ‘82(?) Who was the actor they used in the commercials?
NO NASTY COMMENTS ABOUT INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE, I HAVE DONE ENOUGH OF THAT. BUT WHAT IS YOUR OPINION OF THE PRACTICE?