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Why do neocons oppose the government monitoring personal computers?

If the government had been allowed to monitor personal computers, they would have seen Joe Stack typing his suicide note days before his attack on the IRS building -- and they would have arrested him BEFORE he killed anyone or damaged property! Plus, the people monitoring your personal computers would have a JOB and be paid. It's a win-win situation. Why do conservatives always oppose progress? Will they ever become progressive?

Asked By: Shahnn - 2/20/2010
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troll, neocons would be behind that
Answered By: spot the cat - 2/20/2010
Additional Answers (14)
A lack of privacy is not progress.
Answered By: Proud Libertarian - 2/20/2010
 
It's the opposite troll. Neocons are the only ones who would support something like that.
Answered By: John Jacob - 2/20/2010
 
with all respect sir, if you want to live in a place where the government monitors communications of its citizens, maybe the US isn't the place for you.
Answered By: regular american - 2/20/2010
 
I thought Obama had renewed Bush's Patriot Act - computers are being monitored.
Answered By: Printing our way to wealth - 2/20/2010
 
Because Republicans are paranoid gun nuts, but I have to agree with them here however much that puts the taste of bile in my mouth. If we start monitoring personal computers, our whole classification as a democracy of the people is put into question. How government be of the people, by the people, for the people, if we... More
Answered By: ThundercatninjaDalton - 2/20/2010
 
I'm a Liberal, and I vehemently oppose this.
Answered By: N - 2/20/2010
 
... I suspect many a neo-con is arguing for this now. Maybe do a little research before you ask direct ideological questions.
Answered By: ALex - 2/20/2010
 
It is not a win-win situation by any means. If anything, it's a win-lose situation because you have to sacrifice what little privacy you have these days for the small chance that the government would catch a lunatic somewhere around the world. Plus there's no guarantee that Stack would've come through with what the... More
Answered By: Mike C - 2/20/2010
 
The type of monitoring you are talking about is about as invasive as it gets. You are not talking about simply watching what goes in and comes out, but actively having software on EVERYONE's pc that allows them to see what theyre doing... More
Answered By: Will - 2/20/2010
 
It's against the 4th amendment which gives us out rights to privacy. Progressive is just another way to be self-destructive. They claim they're for progress, but they don't bother to test anything and just put it in. Obviously such reckless, radical changes will have negative consequences... More
Answered By: Near - 2/20/2010
 
The government cannot protect us from everything.
Answered By: itsamini1 - 2/20/2010
 
You don't even know what Progressive means. Typical liberal idiot... More
Answered By: Concerned - 2/20/2010
 
The most obvious answer as to why your not a con (or business owner): Just because someone has a job doesn't mean they produce anything. In this case, he has a job, working for the government and produces nothing. He is a net loss.
Answered By: Jack - 2/20/2010
 
Your joking right? I have to laugh just the same. First the JOB is paid by the taxpayers who are tapped out. Secondly, people who don't like the feds spying on it's own American citizens crosses party lines. You should be amazed at anyone who would tolerate more government interference... More
Answered By: Do what now - 2/20/2010
 
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