The NSA Seizes America’s Liberties
Reuters reports”The U.S. National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, Overall increases in surveillance hauls were both mystifying and alarming coming years after Snowden’s leaks, privacy advocates said. a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said. “The intelligence community’s transparency has yet to extend to explaining dramatic increases in their collection,” said Robyn Greene, policy counsel at the Washington-based Open Technology Institute that focuses on digital issues.
Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead quotes Professor Neil Postman to open his discourse on the loss of our freedoms, “Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility.”
Mr. Whitehead’s recent article for the Rutherford Institute “Dial T for Tyranny” sounds the alarm as it breaks down the cold fact for all to hear that our civil liberties have been nullified.