Mike Huckabee News
Jun 12 2013
While the Obama Administration ponders what to do about NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden – and while Snowden ponders whether to face the music in America or disappear into China or Russia – a new Pew Research poll finds that the majority of Americans still don’t care about the government spying on them. 56 percent think that if the NSA needs to collect their phone data to prevent terrorist attacks, that’s okay with them. The poll has asked a similar question before, and the results are mostly unchanged. In fact, the number who oppose warrantless wiretapping has actually fallen from 47 percent in 2006 to 41 percent now. One interesting discovery: the poll found that Americans’ willingness to be spied on depends on whether their political party is in charge. When Bush was in office, Republicans strongly supported it, Democrats less so. Now, with Obama in charge, Democrats shrug at it. Republicans say, heck no.
But while most people may be turning a blind eye to the government watching our every move, apparently, there are some Americans still capable of outrage, or at least thoughtful concern. Amazon.com reports that online sales of the book “1984” have jumped by 91 percent in the past week. Of course, if you bought it over the Internet, I assume the government already knows about it.