"Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help keep you safe" The GOP House passed a Cybersecurity Bill today. It allows the government to collect vastly more information on private individuals. It brings big business into the service of collecting, storing, and transferring data on private individuals to Big Government Republicans are growing government under the cloak of national security. By giving government more access to the internet tracks and buying habits of private citizens, Republicans believe that it will be easier for bureaucrats to protect us. Here is the problem. Government is incompetent, and it is run by flawed human beings, some of whom are corrupt. This is why Libertarians oppose giving government more power, even when it is for a good cause like national security. Libertarians oppose giving government large powerful levers because they don't believe concentrated power can be safely or effectively used. They don't believe Big Government has the competence to save or improve the world. They think that giving government more power only leads to waste and abuse. Today Republicans further eroded privacy barriers between the State and the Individual. They made it easier for Big Government to watch free citizens. Here is my question. Why do Republicans keep growing government? And why do their voters never see it? And why do they never raise issues that are not handed to them by Republican media sources. For example, Republican media sources will not cover this; therefore, none of the Republicans on this board will know about it. Republicans are destroying the barrier between the individual and state. It is now easier for Government to watch, pry, and detain. Where is the Tea Party on this issue? Obviously, the Tea Party is locked into rightwing media sources which are not covering this issue. We all knew they were a reflex of the Republican Machine. The Republicans always use National Security to grow the power of Washington. Reagan's War On Drugs and Bush's War on Terrorism grew Big Government (through law enforcement and intelligence powers) more than anything LBJ ever dreamed. Why do Republicans always grow government? And why do their voters never see it? Please turn off Rush Limbaugh and get your news from planet earth.