Mike Huckabee News
Jun 10 2013
Americans are reeling over the snooping the government is doing into our personal communications....Several major companies that were named as participants in NSA snooping, including Facebook, Google and Yahoo, flatly deny allowing the government direct access to their servers. But trust in government has been shattered. So when Americans hear companies deny allowing direct access, they simply wonder if the government helped itself to indirect access without telling them. When a government loses the people’s trust on any level, citizens become suspicious of it at all levels. The US government can only govern with the consent of the people. If it loses their trust, it loses their consent. Without consent, you have a paralyzing crisis of confidence. If the Obama Administration has some reasonable answers, or plausible excuses, or even halfway some believable denials, now would be a really choice time to roll them out.
Another aspect of the data mining scandal that hasn’t been mentioned much yet is whether it will harm the US tech industry. One of the few bright spots in the economy is high tech. American tech firms have clients all over the world. If any of those clients become alarmed at the possibility that the private information they route through US servers is being spied on by the government, they might take their business elsewhere. Ironically, some of Obama’s biggest boosters and donors are limousine liberals who made big money off the Internet and high tech. They said they didn’t mind paying more taxes. But his leadership may prove more costly to them than even they expected.