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Opening Arguments

Power trip

When he's right he's right -- President Obama said something about the NSA that I entirely agree with:

Given the unique power of the state, it is not enough for leaders to say: Trust us, we won’t abuse the data we collect. For history has too many examples when that trust has been breached. Our system of government is built on the premise that our liberty cannot depend on the good intentions of those in power; it depends on the law to constrain those in power.

Of course he meant all those other people in government, especially all those past presidents. He would never abuse power, and if you keep saying he does, then, by God, he'll send the IRS after you.