Readers to government: ‘Clamp down on homeland spying’

| July 29, 2013

NSA Hot Buttons poll resultsOnly one in 14 Overdrive readers thought that the National Security Agency’s program for collection of U.S. citizens’ Internet- and phone-activity data was appropriately broad. A large majority  favor shuttering the program entirely. “He who gives up liberty for security deserves neither,” reader Lance Krouse wrote in commentary under the poll at, paraphrasing a quote often attributed to founding father Benjamin Franklin.

Though polling showed fairly lopsided results in favor of limitations on the much-debated NSA spying effort, commentary illustrated some divisions among drivers on Overdrive’s Facebook page.  “Goes to show our own government doesn’t trust its own people,” wrote Nate Podosek of his view of the NSA program. Britt Drukin got a good laugh out of that one: “I don’t trust our own people either,” he wrote. “Keep it up, NSA.”

On Twitter, user @TwoDogs_aMule shot back to @OverdriveUpdate with a little circumspection about just how intrusive the NSA spying program really was: “Now the normal citizen can feel our pain of being watched and even having to log every time we stop [to use the bathroom]. E-logs, DOT checkpoints every 100 miles, dashcams, etc. NSA’s info scheme is still less intrusive than our normal day!”


Want to know who did the background-check on NSA program leaker Edward Snowden? Check out Overdrive Senior Editor Kevin Jones’ discussion of how the provider of drivers’ DAC Reports was involved. 

  • Truckertwotimes

    Any problems that come thru the internet now has someone we can point the finger at, I worked a week to clean up a major malware attack on my unit even with all the security programs, so, who’s to blame? The one’s that can and do get into our computers under the spotlight

  • martymarsh

    I go thru the same thing continuously, of course I’m always letting them know what corrupt slugs I think they are.

  • No Reform

    Since they love to dominate and Spy on American citizens they will be welcome by these cop agencies in Trucking.

  • Truckertwotimes

    Yeah, I have surely bad mouthed them enough to push their buttons, but like the big Target scandal they did, they don’t care and won’t stop, just bi products of sex being what they are….

  • martymarsh

    Oh, they care, we are smartening up America which is the reason for the problems. But our efforts are working and they know it. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.