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    Peter King: NSA should monitor congress in case they're 'talking to al Qaeda leader

    Is this dude for real, I assume he's included.

    Appearing on Fox News Channel on Sunday, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) dismissed members of Congress calling for the National Security Agency to reform its information gathering practices. He insisted that even members of Congress should be monitored by the NSA, just like every other American, in case they are “talking to an Al Qaeda leader in Iraq or Afghanistan.” Read full coverage

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    Re: Peter King: NSA should monitor congress in case they're 'talking to al Qaeda lead

    Peter King is a Congressman who's OK on some issues, and absolutely bug**** nuts on terrorism and surveillance.
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    Re: Peter King: NSA should monitor congress in case they're 'talking to al Qaeda lead

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Is this dude for real, I assume he's included.

    Appearing on Fox News Channel on Sunday, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) dismissed members of Congress calling for the National Security Agency to reform its information gathering practices. He insisted that even members of Congress should be monitored by the NSA, just like every other American, in case they are “talking to an Al Qaeda leader in Iraq or Afghanistan.” Read full coverage

    http://www.brunchnews.com/mediaite/g...’-485592
    I think that might be the best way to go. I would want to see an analysis, but the idea is basically good. Every minute of any higher8level politician or civil servants should be taped. Missing minutes should make the official have to prove his case.

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    Re: Peter King: NSA should monitor congress in case they're 'talking to al Qaeda lead

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I think that might be the best way to go. I would want to see an analysis, but the idea is basically good. Every minute of any higher8level politician or civil servants should be taped. Missing minutes should make the official have to prove his case.
    You're probably serious.

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    Re: Peter King: NSA should monitor congress in case they're 'talking to al Qaeda lead

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    You're probably serious.
    Was that the educated guess?


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    Re: Peter King: NSA should monitor congress in case they're 'talking to al Qaeda lead

    Like they aren't being monitored already.
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    Re: Peter King: NSA should monitor congress in case they're 'talking to al Qaeda lead

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Like they aren't being monitored already.
    Ding ding ding ding.
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    Re: Peter King: NSA should monitor congress in case they're 'talking to al Qaeda lead

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    Like they aren't being monitored already.
    Well of course, but, that's somewhat beside the point. What exactly does Peter King mean by this? Is he publicly stating that this branch of government can't be trusted? Should the NSA monitor the presidents phone, what about his own, the SCOTUS. And who monitors the monitors, and do the monitors monitor each other?

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    Re: Peter King: NSA should monitor congress in case they're 'talking to al Qaeda lead

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Ding ding ding ding.
    Actually it wasn't profound. Peter King wasn't suggesting it begin, he's insisting that the practice continue, that Ed Snowden's a traitor for revealing that it exists, the NYTimes is his accomplice for supporting him and Paul and Sanders are nuts.

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    Re: Peter King: NSA should monitor congress in case they're 'talking to al Qaeda lead

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Well of course, but, that's somewhat beside the point. What exactly does Peter King mean by this? Is he publicly stating that this branch of government can't be trusted? Should the NSA monitor the presidents phone, what about his own, the SCOTUS. And who monitors the monitors, and do the monitors monitor each other?
    What he means is, since the rest of America is monitored, why should Congress be exempt? If it's in the realm of possibility that any American citizen can be colluding with Al Qaida, why isn't it also possible that someone from Congress is doing the same? Therefore... if the logic works for the American people as a segment of society it also works with Congress as a subset of American society.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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