Every time I go off on politics, I get negative feedback and it’s hard for an old lady to handle negativity. Someone was once said, “Relying on the government to protect our privacy is like asking a peeping Tom to install your window blinds.” Personally I think that relying on the government these days is just asking for more dependence on them.
Just when I’m finally able to maneuver my way around the internet with a little amount of understanding – wouldn’t you know it – Uncle Sam wants to get in on the action. The FCC will probably be able to pass legislation giving them the ability to act as the police of the internet – another move by our transparent government to press their fingerprints into our lives to see what we’re up to.
I have nothing to hide. The words I write are a simple confession of what I believe. Sometimes I say things I don’t like about our current administration, but that’s one of the few freedoms I have left to me – or do I?
Every day we hear about how our privacy is being invaded through internet hacking and identity theft. Now the government wants to get involved in it and we’re supposed to trust their judgment? The same group of people who created national health care and determined that it had to be passed before we could see what was in it, has now decided to monitor the only line of mass communication left to us.
A whole new industry has opened up providing protection from hackers, but there is no protection from those who say they work for us, but have their own interests in mind.
Lord, I can’t get up or lay down without your constant care. You deliver me from evil every hour of every day. Help me cope with the fears that infect our world and even our homeland. Give me the confidence that your guiding hand will hold me tight. I know your freedom is the only one I can count on.