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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Maybe It's Working?

On the day the Army threw the book library at Manning, we get an article with a headline that says, "Look!  What they were doing WAS unconstitutional!"

But I read the article and what it said was that the NSA was sweeping up massive amounts of data.  It swept up US citizens communications because it was indiscriminate in its collection.  That much data and stuff got swept up.

So the FISA court, which Greenwald & Co. has been saying is a great big rubber stamp, told the NSA that they couldn't do that.

So the NSA stopped doing that.

That is the system working.  So would passing reforms like those of Merkley and Widen.

But it won't make a difference to the purity trolls of Libertania.

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