TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Another form of tyranny

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or cmcnickle@tribweb.com).

Daily Photo Galleries

Letter to the Editor
Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

So now we have yet another government scandal, the NSA data-mining, this time touching on something even bigger than the IRS “targeting” (note that it's not called “profiling”) conservative citizens.

Anytime a government entity inhibits its legal citizens' right to freedom of speech/expression of ideas by the threat of spying/monitoring/data-mining or retribution, it is a gross violation of the First Amendment. I really don't care about the excuses given (terrorism) for this mass data collection, as it still is a form of government tyranny.

Maybe it's an attempt to boost U.S. Postal Service letter circulation, instead of email — oh, wait, who's to say the government doesn't monitor your mail as well? What's next? Censorship?

George Orwell, call your office, while you still can.

Greg Massung

North Huntingdon

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Letters

  1. Tax credit boosts jobs
  2. Fighting disease
  3. Trump & free speech
  4. ObamaCare & the ATI lockout
  5. Wake up, Ford City
  6. Catholic Church & science
  7. Loyal to which nation?
  8. Hypocrites
  9. Keep the 90-day rule