What Is The Government’s Agenda?
2013 06 14
By Paul Craig Roberts | Institute for Political Economy
It has been public information for a decade that the US government secretly, illegally, and unconstitutionally spies on its citizens. Congress and the federal courts have done nothing about this extreme violation of the US Constitution and statutory law, and the insouciant US public seems unperturbed.
In 2004 a whistleblower informed the New York Times that the National Security Agency (NSA) was violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by ignoring the FISA court and spying on Americans without obtaining the necessary warrants. The corrupt New York Times put the interests of the US government ahead of those of the American public and sat on the story for one year until George W. Bush was safely reelected.
By the time the New York Times published the story of the illegal spying one year later, the law-breaking government had had time to mitigate the offense with ex post facto law or executive orders and explain away its law-breaking as being in the country’s interest.
Last year William Binney, who was in charge of NSA’s global digital data gathering program revealed that NSA had everyone in the US under total surveillance. Every email, Internet site visited and phone call is captured and stored. In 2012 Binney received the Callaway Award for Civic Courage, an annual award given to those who champion constitutional rights at risk to their professional and personal lives.
There have been a number of whistleblowers. For example, in 2006 Mark Klein revealed that AT&T had a secret room in its San Francisco office that NSA used to collect Internet and phone-call data from US citizens who were under no suspicion.
The presstitute media handled these stories in ways that protected the government’s lawlessness from scrutiny and public outrage. The usual spin was that the public needs to be safe from terrorists, and safety is what the government is providing.
The latest whistle blower, Edward Snowden, has sought refuge in Hong Kong, which has a better record of protecting free speech than the US government. Snowden did not trust any US news source and took the story to the British newspaper, the Guardian.
There is no longer any doubt whatsoever that the US government is lawless, that it regards the US Constitution as a scrap of paper, that it does not believe Americans have any rights other than those that the government tolerates at any point in time, and that the government has no fear of being held accountable by the weak and castrated US Congress, the sycophantic federal courts, a controlled media, and an insouciant public.
Binney and Snowden have described in precisely accurate detail the extreme danger from the government’s surveillance of the population. No one is exempt, not the Director of the CIA, US Army Generals, Senators and Representatives, not even the president himself.
Anyone with access to a computer and the Internet can find interviews with Binney and Snowden and become acquainted with why you do have very much indeed to fear whether or not you are doing anything wrong.
Read the full article at: PaulCraigRoberts.org
Tune into Red Ice Radio as we speak with guests about their thoughts on government and the global agenda of control:
Daniel Estulin - Bilderberg 2013
Daniel Estulin - The Octopus Deception, WikiLeaks & Bilderberg
Tony Gosling - Bilderberg & New World Order
John Hall & Don Raumake - Government Spying, Internet Privacy, UFO Experience Replication Technology & The God Helmet
Larken Rose - Hour 1 - The Government Con
Dean Clifford - Hour 1 - The Sovereign Citizen
Santos Bonacci - Roman Ecclesiastical Law & Sovereignty
Alex Newman - Hour 1 - Sweden’s Big Government ’Utopia’ Unmasked
Mike Cross - Hour 1 - Philosophy of a Psychopathic Society
Paul Hellyer - The Shadow Government, UFOs & Clean Energy
Lisa Arbercheski – Human Needs, Control & Group Think
Mike Seibert - Asset Forfeiture, Endangered Rights & Judicial Tyranny
Nathan Fraser - Anarchism & Sovereignty
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