Michael Chertoff: The Obama administration must stand firm against privacy ideologues.

Yes, of course,  Michael.  And, by “privacy ideologues” you were including the “founding fathers” – correct?

Read this opinion, here.

Oh, but check out this disclaimer first:  The writer was secretary of homeland security from 2005 to 2009 and is co-founder of the Chertoff Group, a security and risk-management firm whose clients include a manufacturer of body-imaging screening machines.

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6 responses to “Michael Chertoff: The Obama administration must stand firm against privacy ideologues.

  1. Nothing like the Bush Administration continuing to protect big Corps. Makes ya feel proud, no?

  2. Because an airline and airline employees outside the U.S. can’t conduct their business in a professional way — noting that a person paid cash for an expensive ticket, didn’t have luggage or a passport — Americans have to give up personal rights?

    I don’t think so!

    I do think there will be a number of loud mouths who will join Chertoff in this lunatic opinion and proclaim loudly they’ll wait in the long lines, they’ll allow body searches if that’s what it takes to keep them safe. Those same idiots will think these invasions of our privacy are actually keeping them safe.

    They won’t see the need for this so-called free market to demand responsibility from the airline either.

    They want government involved at the most stupid times and in the most stupid ways. All the while screaming about getting the government out of their business, out of their lives (for which they proudly accept responsibility).

    Do you think they even recognize the hypocrisy?

  3. These kinds of ‘ideas’ will keep us about as safe as the stupidity of “Some cowboy from Texas Starts his own war in Iraq.” Hat tip to John Prine.

    Can’t anyone with a little “R” beside their name see how much more dangerous the world became after bush started his war of choice? Are they unable to learn from past mistakes?

  4. “Are they unable to learn from past mistakes?”

    The obvious answer to that question is -“Yes!”

  5. tosmarttobegop

    The hardest thing to do is to carry a concealed gun at a nudist camp! :>

    Some times it is unbelievable how open the profiteers are and how nothing it done to stop it.
    Their are like a teen aged boy with a bottle of drink, a pack of condom on the dash of the car and having parked in a secluded place and telling the girl that was not what his thinking when he picked her up!

    The Bush era people are painted into a corner, to change and say something that is lesser then the hard line.
    Is to admit they had stepped over the line and violated the standards of this country.

  6. They can’t face the reality of poor decisions and yet want someone / anyone to believe they are better at keeping Americans safe?

    Uh huh.

    Funnier (in the strange funny kind of way) are the arguments that go something like — President Obama is weak, he is continuing the same policies bushco started, bushco is strong.