WASHIINGTON, DC – Congress is questioning a new Homeland Security campaign called “If you see something, say something.”
Critics are likening it to “Big Brother is watching.”
Opponents of the campaign started a V for Victory effort, saying America is in danger of becoming a police state.
The See Something-Say Something campaign has support, including Walmart, which is playing video messages in more than 800 stores. The National Football League also jumped on the bandwagon. For the Super Bowl, fans were asked to keep their eyes open and report anything threatening.
The government says everyone can be part of keeping the country safe, speaking up if we see an unattended bag in a public place. Critics’ Websites are full of references to Nazi storm troopers and government slave masters.
The concept isn’t new. New York City’s Transit Authority asked riders to report suspicious activity following the September 11 terror attacks.