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Government secrecy links of the moment

2013-07-09 17:17:30.691266+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

A Patriot Act History Lesson: How Prescient Warnings Were Mocked in the Senate

In 2006, Russ Feingold anticipated exactly how the government would stretch, exploit, and abuse vague language -- and was derided for it.

Secret Surveillance and the Crisis of Legitimacy:

The common thread underlying all of these deviations from political integrity and public consensus is unchecked official secrecy. Too much essential information on intelligence surveillance policy has been withheld from public access, thereby inhibiting public debate, precluding informed consent, and inspiring growing cynicism.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-07-09 22:26:33.796144+00 by: Jack William Bell