Posts Tagged ‘government secrecy’

Government phone, Internet snooping demands immediate, dramatic downsizing of all spy agencies, repeal of Patriot Act, FISA, NDAA Taking its cue from George Orwell’s famous novel 1984, the Obama administration is mining customer data from major Internet vendors and collecting telephone records of millions of U.S. citizens indiscriminately — regardless of whether they are suspected […]

While Democratic and Republican politicians outdo each other with calls for the prosecution and even execution of Bradley Manning and Julian Assange for providing information to various news media, I say that free speech and freedom of the press must be supported unconditionally. In 1787, as the U.S. Constitution was being written, Thomas Jefferson wrote, […]