The Snowden revelations have made clear that Administration intelligence officials have lied to the Congress. They’ve also made clear that searches being carried out by lower-level techies go way beyond what the law allows. That’s illegal activity. Also, the potential for illegal activity, along with the thousands of low level functionaries having access to the NSA tools makes it virtually certain that those tools are being abused right now, everyday.
|By: jaango Sunday May 19, 2013 11:00 am|
Several days ago, the new President of the National Rifle Association, not only called President Obama a “fake president” but went on to suggest that the Civil War was an example of an armed citizenry, and thusly, training all able bodied Americans in the use of a prodigious amount of military weaponry, each trainee will have developed the skill set to repulse ‘tyranny,’ of any sort. Subsequently, any disagreeing with James Porter is equivalent to ‘bordering’ on Treason.
|By: DSWright Tuesday February 5, 2013 6:07 am|
As we move into the second decade of war what little is left of our principles is being chipped away. In a white paper given to NBC News the Obama Administration asserts the right to kill Americans with no due process.
|By: letsgetitdone Saturday August 18, 2012 12:00 pm|
Mine is a simple, and very serious, if, perhaps, modest, proposition. But let me stipulate, first, that even though this post is about the Republican Party, it in no way indicates support for, or a positive evaluation of the Democratic Party over the past 35 years. I’ve recorded my opinion of the Democratic Party’s behavior and of the present Administration’s reprehensible performance for years now, and feel no need to repeat my frequent and very angry evaluations in this post.
Having said that, I believe that unlike the often merely perfidious, and feckless, Democrats, the Republicans have crossed a line in politics which places them beyond the pale of legitimacy in any liberal democracy. What they have done is to systematically attack and attempt to destroy the very foundation of liberal democracy, namely the right and capability of the majority of people to replace the leaders of their government when they become dissatisfied with the performance of those leaders. They are attacking the basic right of the people to “kick the ins, out,” when they, individually and collectively, decide that ought to be done.
|By: fatster Wednesday July 4, 2012 6:15 am|
Fatster rounds up stories from everywhere about a species still struggling to find itself, but always struggling to be free of tyranny, ignorance, lies, oppression, fear, poverty, disease, greed, thieves, bullies and thugs.
|By: Eli Friday September 30, 2011 6:01 pm|
Obama must be stopped while we still have some tyrants left!
|By: Josh Mull Friday May 7, 2010 10:50 am|
The alleged Times Square Bomber, Faisal Shahzad, has apparently claimed that the US drone strikes in Pakistan were part of his motivation to carry out the failed car bomb attack. This has brought on a serious, thought-provoking discussion by many in the foreign policy community on whether or not, or rather how exactly, the war in Afghanistan provides impetus for terrorist attacks against the United States and our allies. Since Shahzad brought it up, we should look at how the policy of drone strikes affects us personally.