Category Archives: right to privacy

Germans Loved Obama. Now We Don’t Trust Him.

Feels like a strange, upside-down world of role reversal when Germany protests the surveillance super-state that America has apparently become.

“[Obama’a] speech caused many Germans to question whether Americans actually share our understanding of the right balance between liberty and security.

We have not forgotten what happens when secret police or intelligence agencies disregard privacy.”

3 NSA veterans speak out on whistle-blower

Below are excerpts from a MUST-read interview:

“We tried to stay for the better part of seven years inside the government trying to get the government to recognize the unconstitutional, illegal activity that they were doing and openly admit that and devise certain ways that would be constitutionally and legally acceptable to achieve the ends they were really after. And that just failed totally. And all of the efforts we made just produced no change whatsoever. All it did was continue to get worse and expand.

I don’t want anyone to think that he (Snowden) had an alternative. No one should (think that). There is no path for intelligence-community whistle-blowers who know wrong is being done. There is none.

We are seeing the initial outlines and contours of a very systemic, very broad, a Leviathan surveillance state and much of it is in violation of the fundamental basis for our own country — in fact, the very reason we even had our own American Revolution.

(Snowden’s) revelations only hint at the programs’ reach.

The Fourth Amendment for all intents and purposes was revoked after 9/11.”