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Paul: Christie Needs a New Dictionary

Paul: Christie Needs a New Dictionary

Sen. Rand Paul’s office shot back at criticism from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over the government’s sweeping surveillance operations. Christie had said Paul’s concerns over NSA spying and the government’s use of drones was “esoteric.” A top advisor to Paul said Christie needs to get a new dictionary. 

If Governor Christie believes the constitutional rights and the privacy of all Americans is “esoteric”, he either needs a new dictionary,or he needs to talk to more Americans because a great number of them are concerned about the dramatic overreach of our government in recent years,” Doug Stafford, Senior Advisor to Sen. Paul said in a statement provided to Breitbart News. 

Christie recklessly said that those who oppose the government’s broad surveillance of all Americans should talk to widows and orphans from the 9-11 attacks. Christie’s implication is that keeping track of every cell phone call and every internet interaction by average citizens would prevent another tragedy like 9-11. Maybe it would. With the steep cost of our privacy, though, what would be the point?

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