The NSA scandal violates the lessons of our history and our constitution

by Andrew P. Napolitano


The government says we should trust it. Who in his right mind would do so after this? President Obama says the feds have your phone records but are not listening to your calls and will not read your emails. Who would believe him? James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, testified that the feds were not gathering vast data on Americans. Who would trust him? The NSA says that Congress knew about all this, but its members were prohibited from telling the American people. What kind of a democracy is that?

Sorry, Mr. Obama, the Constitution is not negotiable

Fox News Forum
by US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)


In the United States, we are supposed to have a government that is limited with its parameters established by our Constitution. This notion that the federal government can monitor everyone s phone data is a major departure from how Americans have traditionally viewed the role of government. If this is acceptable practice, as the White House and many in both parties now say it is, then there are literally no constitutional protections that can be guaranteed anymore to citizens...

Covering up indiscriminate killing

Come Home America
by Darryl W. Perry


All in all, Manning s crime is that he is a whistle-blower of government war-crimes. Knowing that war-crimes have been committed, and that members of the military were killing civilians, at times doing so intentionally, it should come as no surprise that the CIA did not always know who it was targeting and killing in drone strikes.

Drones for Jesus

by David Swanson


Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., was founded by televangelist Jerry Falwell. Its publications carry the slogan 'Training Champions for Christ since 1971.' Some of those champions are now being trained to pilot armed drones, and others to pilot more traditional aircraft, in U.S. wars. For Christ...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Security Wars: Inside the Military s Big, Messy Fight With Palantir, the Company They Pay to Spy on You Online

Stephen Benavides, Truthout: With a single private corporation having access to top secret classified information on everything from military troop movements and terrorist watch lists to everyday movements and communications of common individuals, at what point does it stop? Or is this just the beginning?


NSA: No Such Agency

Snowden, Spies, and Network

Stop PRISM Surveillance

Orwell Revisited: Privacy in the Age of Surveillance


James Clapper Must Go

By David Sirota

His attempts to mislead the nation, and absurd claims afterward, should get him fired and prosecuted.

Edward Snowden s Worst Fear Has Not Been Realised, Thankfully

Glenn Greenwald

Edward Snowden told me he had only one fear. It was that the disclosures he was making, would fail to trigger a worldwide debate because the public had already been taught to accept that they have no right to privacy in the digital age.

My Creeping Concern That The NSA Leaker Is Not What He Purports To Be...

By Naomi Wolf

Consider that in Eastern Germany, for instance, it was the fear of a machine of surveillance that people believed watched them at all times, rather than the machine itself, that drove compliance and passivity.

Americans' Confidence in Congress Falls to Lowest on Record

Congress ranks last on list of 16 institutions; military earns top spot again.

Judge Napolitano: We Live In Dangerous Times, Losing Liberty A Slippery Slope


Ron Paul: NSA ''Fudged the Figures'' on Terror Plots


Ron Paul says he s not buying the NSA s claim that its surveillance program foiled 50 terror plots.

Irish Parliamentarians Spar Over 'War Criminal' Obama s Summit Visit

By Julian Pecquet

An outspoken liberal lawmaker on Wednesday denounced the U.S. president as a ''war criminal'' for his drone use and his decision to arm the Syrian rebels.

Rand Paul: DNI James Clapper lied, Edward Snowden told the truth -


''I do think that when history looks at this, they are going to contrast the behavior James Clapper, our national intelligence director, with Edward Snowden,'' ''Mr. Clapper lied in Congress, in defiance of the law, in the name of security. Mr. Snowden told the truth in the name of privacy. So I think there will be a judgment, because both of them broke of the law.''

Intelligence Director James Clapper Should Resign for 'Lying to Congress,' say Lawmakers

By Adi Robertson

''[Clapper] was here in March and unambiguously lied to Congress,'' Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY).

From Information Clearing House


Élites, not Snowden, have betrayed America

How James Clapper will get away with perjury


When Drones Guard the Pipeline: Militarizing Fossil Fuels in the East

CIA s Plan to Crush Leaks Gets Leaked

Global Backlash After Leaks Reveal Hypocrisy of US Spying

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