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Privacy for terrorists but not for KY workers?

In the third and final debate between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and union puppet Bruce Lunsford the candidates clashed on issues dealing mainly with the economy and energy.

But when it came time for the candidates to pose questions directly to each other, we learned that Bruce Lunsford is more than willing to fight for the rights of terrorists but not Kentucky workers. It’s hard to believe, but unfortunately it’s true.

Lunsford has been an avid supporter of the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act, which would strip workers of their right to a private vote when it came to the issue of unionization. Lunsford, who is beholden to the unions cash and support, wants to take away every last bit of democracy in the workplace by forcing workers to declare their support for a union in public only to help unions increase their membership…otherwise known as forced unionization. In other words, Lunsford wants to take away your privacy. Keep this in mind as you read further.

So Thursday morning, McConnell posed the following question to Lunsford:

“Ft. Campbell of course is in Western Kentucky; it’s right on the tip of the spear in the war on terror. One of the tools that many of us felt would save lives was the terrorist surveillance act. In the wake of 9/11, it was an opportunity to intercept terrorist to terrorist communication overseas. One of the few positions my opponent has been willing to take, and on this he’s to the left of Barack Obama, was that he said he would have opposed the terrorist surveillance act………so Bruce, maybe you’d like to share your opposition to the terrorist surveillance act with this audience.”

Lunsford’s response:

“You can have views in this country. I strongly believe in the right to privacy. I believe it’s why people come to America. I believe it’s what makes America a great country.”

Lunsford goes on to say that he thought the bill needed more “protections” for citizens and then tells the audience, “I will never stop fighting for the right to privacy in America. I think it’s what makes us great.”

So Lunsford wants more privacy and protections for terrorists who are communicating with each other overseas? He wants terrorists to be able to communicate freely because their privacy should be respected?

But he wants to take away the privacy of Kentucky workers when it comes to their vote on unionization?

Let us get this straight, according to Bruce…..terrorists deserve their privacy and workers don’t.

Bruce – we think you’ve got some explaining to do.

NOTE: This exchange between the candidates starts at 1:39:00 on the video.

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