Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, arrives to testify on cybersecurity before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 12, 2013.
(Photo: Christopher Gregory / The New York Times)
On the 12th anniversary of that September “day that will live infamy,” this Op-Ed by Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead, founder and president of The Rutherford Institute is so pertinent. Whitehead’s new book is “The Freedom Wars-What You Can Do To Preserve Your Rights” (TRI Press).
The National Security Agencys capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesnt matter. There would be no place to hide. If a dictator ever took over, the N.S.A. could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back.Senator Frank Church (1975)
We now find ourselves operating in a strange paradigm where the government not only views the citizenry as suspects but treats them as suspects, as well. Thus, the news that the National Security Agency (NSA) is routinely operating outside of the law and overstepping its legal authority by carrying out surveillance on American citizens is not really much of a surprise. This is what happens when you give the government broad powers and allow government agencies to routinely sidestep the Constitution.”
– “Reality Check: More Americans Are ‘Rethinking’ 9/11?”
By Ben Swann, Reality Check
– “‘9/11: In Plane Site’ – Director’s Cut”
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