Secrecy, lack of oversight, and unaccountability prevent the public from knowing what's most important.
A firestorm of criticism got Senate Intelligence Committee Chairperson Dianne Feinstein to consider bill revisions. A committee aide said she and other senators were "reviewing comments." They'll consider changes "as the bill moves forward."
Modifications are likely before the full Senate votes. Even Bush was less restrictive than Obama. He's more secretive and draconian than any previous president. He want total control over what's secret and what's not.
EFF condemned him and congressional supporters, saying:
Vital information secrecy, coverup, and obstruction "have no place in a democracy that values government transparency and prides itself on press freedom and justice under the law."
Obama and those around him are going all out to destroy them. Failure to stop them assures tyranny. It's already perilously close to full-blown.
Inattention and indifference means accepting the worst of all possible worlds. No one should tolerate them. Resistance, not acquiescence, is essential.
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