Wednesday, January 22, 2014


The FBI's page on Hoover doesn't mention his unlawful spying on normal Americans despite that fact being public knowledge for decades. Obviously, Hoover used FBI agents to violate the 4th Amendment and just as obviously, these agents were upstanding citizens of their time.  The NSA doesn't seem to have any single person as powerful as Hoover but we do know that it also has violated the 4th Amendment and we can assume that the employees of the NSA are also upstanding citizens of their (and our) time.  The moral I want to end with is that we can't let people have this much power and assume that as Americans they will obey the law.  Without some meaningful oversight, beyond what's in place now, there is no reason to trust the NSA.

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