Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
ap this am:
AP: Mounting controversies are all about trust
as for oversight:"We've got congressional oversight and judicial oversight," Obama said. "And if people can't trust not only the executive branch but also don't trust Congress and don't trust federal judges to make sure that we're abiding by the Constitution, due process and rule of law, then we're going to have some problems here."
The government is an enormous operation, and it's unrealistic to think it will operate smoothly all of the time. But, as the head of it, Obama faces the reality of all of his successors: The buck stops with him.
Lawmakers rebut Obama's data defense - POLITICO
Dem. Senator disputes Obama's claims that Congress was briefed - The Hill
Lawmakers who knew about PRISM were bound to silence - Philly.com
US government invokes special privilege to stop scrutiny of data mining | guardian.co.uk
Justice Department Fights Release of Secret Court Opinion Finding Unconstitutional Surveillance | Mother Jones
nyt: no credibility
NYT: Obama admin 'has lost all credibility'
do you disagree?
why did clapper lie to wyden, why did alexander lie to johnson?
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Committee of Public Safety - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and Committee of General Security - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Committee of Public Safety and General Security were essential in removing the rights of French citizens...in the name of safety.
"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
President Obama's Transcript of Talk in San Jose | NBC Bay AreaObama is getting thrown out via term limits
I will leave this office at some point, sometime in the next three and a half years...
WWE now. Pure entertainment. Nothing serious.
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It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil. - John Maynard Keynes