Saturday, November 15, 2014

Obama Administration: Catch 22 gone nuts

Here is a perfect example of why Americans don't trust the government and why the number of conspiracy nuts keep growing.

For years, U.S. senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall (of the Select Committee on Intelligence) have been asking the Director of National Intelligence to disclose how often the government might be "over-collecting" information on U.S. citizens by too enthusiastically applying the Patriot Act. The answer they keep getting from the Director's office is that such information, whether or not it reveals wrongdoing, is classified. 

The office finally declassified one fact that it said the Senators were free to use: that the government had "on at least one occasion" over-collected information in violation of constitutional protections. But, unfortunately, the number of times, and all other details, remain classified.

In other words: Yes, we broke the law, but we can't tell you about it because it's a secret....

Today's Reflection:
The graduate with a science degree asks, "Why does it work?" The graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?" The graduate with an accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?" The graduate with a liberal arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"

Live Long and Prosper...

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