Sen. Paul, Greta Van Susteren discuss Executive overreach, NSA, SnapChat



Related:  Obama NSA Speech/Open Thread

…I want tight controls on what the US government can do to Americans. Foreigners? That’s WHY we have an intelligence community…

More from Obama’s speech:

Given the unique power of the state, it is not enough for leaders to say: trust us, we won’t abuse the data we collect. For history has too many examples when that trust has been breached. Our system of government is built on the premise that our liberty cannot depend on the good intentions of those in power; it depends upon the law to constrain those in power.

Unless you know, Congress won’t let him to something he really wants to do.

Chutzpah, thy name is Obama.

Read the whole thing.

Obama’s NSA Reforms: Giving More Rights to Terrorists than Americans



Update:   Freedom Watch litigant, Attorney Larry Klayman, on today’s announcement: Obama “spewing smoke … to make himself look good.”

…“It’s important for the American people to see how the government treats them and views them. We’re nothing more than rabble,” he said…

Update 2:   Podesta, Left-Wing Mastermind, to Lead NSA Review

…It was telling that the president chose to deliver his speech at the Department of Justice, which is something of a political haven for him. Earlier this week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the administration would extend rules against racial profiling to include religious groups, a move sought by Muslim organizations that are upset about the federal government’s (limited) surveillance in mosques and Muslim neighborhoods.

It is difficult to see how the U.S. will prevent attacks by religiously-motivated terrorists if it cannot identify them by their religious affiliation. The new policy suggests that early protests by conservatives against hiring former terrorist defense lawyers in the department were justified. In the context of Obama’s NSA speech, the ban on religious profiling is a reminder that for this administration, political interests often trump national security




Update 3:   Rand Paul Tears Apart Obama’s Privacy Speech


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