August 8, 2013
How Secrecy Has Already Corroded Our Democracy in Concrete Ways

This summer, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, an author and longtime champion of the Patriot Act, emerged as one of the most concerned voices arguing that it is being used to violate the rights of Americans. A letter he sent to Attorney General Eric Holder singles out Section 215, the law’s “business records” provision. “As the author of the Patriot Act,”  he wrote, “I am extremely disturbed by what appears to be an overbroad interpretation.” He was referring to Edward Snowden’s revelation that Team Obama collects data on the phone calls of almost all Americans.
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How Secrecy Has Already Corroded Our Democracy in Concrete Ways

This summer, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, an author and longtime champion of the Patriot Act, emerged as one of the most concerned voices arguing that it is being used to violate the rights of Americans. A letter he sent to Attorney General Eric Holder singles out Section 215, the law’s “business records” provision. “As the author of the Patriot Act,”  he wrote, “I am extremely disturbed by what appears to be an overbroad interpretation.” He was referring to Edward Snowden’s revelation that Team Obama collects data on the phone calls of almost all Americans.

Read more. [Image: Waterboysh/Flickr]

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    He’s just NOW voicing concerns?! He can’t be that naive, not to know with great power comes corruption.
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