When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Why Secret Courts Have No Place in a Free Society

Secret Courts are anathema to a democracy, and have no place in any kind of civilized, free nation--and, notwithstanding our current Supreme Court, are unconstitutional under the framework of the US Constitution--particularly when "Congressional oversight" is a joke and "secret courts" are nothing but a "rubber-stamp"--

With the secret FISA court’s approval, the National Security Agency is collecting data not only on terrorism cases but also other foreign intelligence issues like nuclear proliferation and cyberattacks. (source infra)

In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A. - NYTimes.com: "In more than a dozen classified rulings, the nation’s surveillance court has created a secret body of law giving the National Security Agency the power to amass vast collections of data on Americans while pursuing not only terrorism suspects, but also people possibly involved in nuclear proliferation, espionage and cyberattacks, officials say. . . ." (read more at link above)


The Big Picture

Financial Crisis - The Telegraph

JohnTheCrowd.com | The Sailing Website

Craig Newmark - craigconnects