While not shocked, many of us are disillusioned that the NSA has gained access to much of our information that we would deem personal. Whether it’s the NSA or any online or offline company, it would be safe to repeat one technology company executive’s observation that you have no privacy. He ends with this disconcerting advice: “Get over it.”
The security and “big data” experts extol the value of capturing all this information. However, most likely, in another 10 years (give or take), we will regret the loss of our personal information.
I’m certainly not pleased with our government’s shenanigans. However, I would like to know how much has been spent on this. Obviously, it’s a massive business — and most likely, there’s a tremendous amount of waste. Undoubtedly, it has cost the taxpayers a substantial sum of money.
KEN LEEBOW, MARIETTA
‘Stand your ground’ is
not license to murder
I believe that Ms. Sanchez has misstatements in her “‘Stand your ground’ laws can be excuse to murder” column (Opinion, June 18).
First, Stand Your Ground laws are not a license to murder. These laws are meant to not take away a person’s right to defend himself or herself merely because the person did not “retreat.” I know of no state laws that permit the use of deadly force to “kill” or “murder.”
Deadly force can only be used to the point of eliminating the threat of bodily harm or, in some cases, to protect property. One of the concerns people using force — any force — must consider is that they will probably face civil and criminal actions.
PAUL G. RICE, COVINGTON
Cause of wars obvious;
Benghazi truth clouded
Regarding “Worse than Benghazi: Death toll of two wars” (Readers write, Opinion, June 17), the writer needs to practice that which he or she preaches. Get the facts straight, please.
Americans — and others all over the world — clearly saw the attacks on the World Trade Center and the resulting horrifying deaths of thousands of U.S. citizens. That is the true reason for those two wars, and they haven’t ended yet. The so-called misinformation and lies could clearly be seen as media bias, partisan politics and liberal hype used in an effort to take down one of America’s greatest presidents.
What has been provided by the White House and State Department to the American people about Benghazi has been clearly shown to be an attempt to give misleading and false information. The question remains: Why?
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