Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Robert E. Lee was right!
Remember all those crazy stories the League of the South and other extremist, un-patriotic groups spread about how the federal government was becoming authoritarian? That citizen surveillance was all about keeping the government in power, rather than the safety of the people?
Turns out those stories are true:
The TSA, DHS and countless other security agencies have been established to keep America safe from terrorist attacks in post-9/11 America. How far beyond that does the feds’ reach really go, though? …
In an interview broadcast on Current TV’s “Viewpoint” program on Monday, former NSA Technical Director William Binney commented on the government’s policy of blanket surveillance, alongside colleagues Thomas Drake and Kirk Wiebe, the agency’s respective former Senior Official and Senior Analyst. …
These powers have previously [been] defended by claims of national security necessity, but Drake says that it doesn’t stop there. He warns that the government is giving itself the power to gather intel on every American that could be used in future prosecutions unrelated to terrorism. …
So. Robert E. Lee was right that a vast, consolidated republic would be despotic at home and aggressive abroad. "Democracy" and "civil rights" are nothing more than pretty words to justify a domestic police state and a murderous global empire.
How much longer are we going to let ourselves be fooled by this charade?
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