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Originally posted by Pyros
What many people are overlooking is that there ARE systems in place to balance these activities. There ARE reporting channels that cleared employees can use to report fraud, waste, abuse, and illegal activities within government agencies. There ARE honorable and decent men and women who work within these agencies who would never assume to act unilaterally - without congressional oversight and judicial review. Members of congress were briefed on these activites, and the budgets for these activites (where congress can exercise its power over the executive branch) were approved.
What remains to be seen is if this joker actually tried to USE any of these reporting/failsafe systems before he went a ran his mouth to the most anti-administration newspaper in this land. I smell book deals, TV interviews, and the lecture circuit.
The man is a confessed felon, IMHO. Send him to Ft. Leavenworth.
Originally posted by GrndLkNatv
Since when is the United States of America a communist country? From what I remember we are a government by and for the people, not a government who get's rid of those with different views.
Originally posted by marg6043
it seems that members of the congress do not have enough Security clearance to be able to heard what he has to said.
Originally posted by spacedoubt
Why is it that this has become OH SO IMPORTANT?
We knew this was being attempted before, "carnivore", "Eschelon"
But now all the sudden it's like a huge surprise?
Whats the motive for talking about this now?