Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Is Rep. James Clyburn reversing stance on spying on Americans?


South Carolina Representative James Clyburn (D) seems to be more concerned with President Obama being politically embarrassed by recent revelations that the NSA is sweeping up information about millions of Americans without warrants than he is about the spying itself. Representative Clyburn's voting record on National Security issues would suggest that he is pro-civil liberties when it comes to these matters and that makes his comments somewhat confusing.

Is Edward Snowden a traitor or a hero? The answer depends on whom you ask and whether your allegiance is to the US government or the US constitution. Former Republican presidential candidate and long time member of Congress before retiring, Ron Paul believes Snowden is a hero and it is those who have violated the Constitution who should be prosecuted. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein says that Snowden committed an act of treason and is not a whistle blower.

Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch and a former Justice Department prosecutor,  announced that he has expanded his lawsuit against President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, the heads of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Verizon, the entities themselves, and the federal judge, Roger Vinson, who signed the warrant allowing for the alleged illegal violation of the constitutional rights of well over a hundred million subscribers and users, to be a class action lawsuit. The complaint, which can be found at www.freedomwatchusa.org, was amended yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. (Case No. 1:13-cv-OO851).

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