So you’ve heard about drones in the sky being used to spy on American farmers or how local police plan to use them to watch crowds to pick out odd behavior. I’m sure you’ve heard people talk about how our government spies on us and how they violate our rights. Generally, when you hear someone talk like this, you probably think, as I do, that this person is a nut. Well, looks like they may have been right. See the article below from Vision to America.
In a letter (PDF) recently sent to Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mark Udall (D-CO), the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Inspector General explains that he cannot provide an estimate of how many Americans the agency has spied on, because doing so would “would itself violate the privacy of U.S. persons.”
That letter was first obtained by reporter Spencer Ackerman at Wired. It claims that even attempting to produce an estimate of how many Americans the agency has spied on is “beyond the [Inspector General's] capacity,” and that “dedicating sufficient additional resources would likely impede the NSA’s mission.”
Inspector General I. Charles McCullough concludes his letter by claiming that he “firmly [believes] that oversight of intelligence collection is a proper function of an Inspector General,” adding that he will “continue to work with you and the Committee to identify ways that we can enhance our ability to conduct effective oversight.”
This makes you really think, I hope. It makes me think. It makes me think the federal government has no respect for the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. It makes me think we now live in a police state, and you’ve heard me say that before.
I think NSA now stands for Now Spying on Americans. In fact, if you’d like to see more of what the NSA does to violate YOUR rights look at NSA Watch. They have a ton of great information on how the federal government is spying on you and your family.
To me, this is pretty scary. Who knows how far they’re willing to go? Who knows how far we, as citizens, are willing to let them go before we act? I say we act now. Contract your Senators and Representatives and let them know this is wrong, that this is unconstitutional, that we are tired of being violated.