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January 16, 2018

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Letter to the editor:

Domestic spying may be necessary

The popular opinion is that the government has overstepped its bounds by adopting the policy of collecting phone records of everyone.

I guess you could make the argument that the government does not need to collect everyone’s records, but what happens if someone who had not reached the level of suspicion was responsible for an attack that killed many of our fellow citizens?

Back when Congress authorized President George W. Bush to start this program, it was understood that the government was going to be looking for foreign threats.

Yes, the government has expanded the scope of its endeavors, and I am not sure if it is good or bad.

The bottom line for me is this: I do not communicate with any terrorist organization, and I am not planning any terrorism on my fellow citizens.

While I am not a supporter of the government’s way of doing business as far as the tax system, elections, lobbying and most of the foreign policy, I am not plotting the overthrow of the government.

Therefore, the government can spy on me all it wants. I think it would be just another waste of our tax dollars, but if they must to make sure nothing bad happens, so be it.

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