A bold statement run in the premier #oldmedia news outlet.
The NSA surveillance scandal should not be shrugged off. It is important that this country engage in a robust and hopefully ongoing discussion about the constitutionality of the NSA’s domestic spying programs. We owe it to future generations to keep this issue in the light.
Does the 4th Amendment mean anything at all any more? It certainly does to me, and I know it does to millions and millions of Americans. Including the authors of the attached article who do not mince words.
(From The New York Times)
We may never know all the details of the mass surveillance programs, but we know this: The administration has justified them through abuse of language, intentional evasion of statutory protections, secret, unreviewable investigative procedures and constitutional arguments that make a mockery of the government’s professed concern with protecting Americans’ privacy. It’s time to call the N.S.A.’s mass surveillance programs what they are: criminal.