Congress is responsible for voting for the NSA funding and the laws used to spy on Americans — it is therefore the responsibility to fix the problems caused by the gestapo NSA and other Government created monsters Court Chief Justice Roberts who appoints the “judges” to the secret courts where they get paid to rubber stamp more “secrets”.
We no longer have a functioning Democracy — President Jimmy Carter observes. So the only way for we the voters to get America back on the path toward some form of democracy is to do our job and vote for people who will uphold their oath of office to defend the Constitution.
These were my thought before reading the piece in Tech dirt about the USG’s threat to arrest the owner of Lavabit for shutting down his business because of the demands of NSA etc. — we don’t know exactly what these demands were — but the techies at Tech dirt have made a few educated guesses. There is a consensus that the NSA had demanded full access and encryption keys to all email accounts on Lavabit.
from the either-you-help-us-spy-on-people-or-you’re-a-criminal dept
The saga of Lavabit founder Ladar Levison is getting even more ridiculous, as he explains thatthe government has threatened him with criminal charges for his decision to shut down the business, rather than agree to some mysterious court order. The feds are apparently arguing that the act of shutting down the business, itself, was a violation of the order: . . .
My congresscritter replied to my email asking him to vote for the Amash amendment — the spineless critter replied with a cut and past NSA propaganda message. Unfortunately my congresscritter is one of the bought and paid for jerks who voted against the Amash amendment. The difference between the yea and nay votes was $22,000 in political “donations” from the military industrial spy complex. This critter will not get my vote. I don’t vote for liars and spy enabling whores.
We still have the vote.