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Response to think (Reply #33)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 04:59 PM

37. If you provided that information, the word "Congress" would appear in it.

I said NOTHING about the executive branch

Which branch of government do you think contains the NSA?

Are you denying that a US Senator had to get permission to tell us this?

He chose the declassification route. That doesn't mean it is the only route available to him.

Congress has the power in this conflict. They could end the entire classification system tomorrow. Alternatively, they can use "the power of the purse" to end any program they don't like.

You are continuing to claim the executive branch, including the NSA, is all-powerful.

Are you denying that the NSA violated the constitution in light of the secret FISA court ruling?

Nope, I'm not. But that's why policies changed and the 2010 law was passed. Or were you just assuming the rulings were current?

If you prefer to dismiss the facts because they don't fit your narrative so be it but the facts are what they are.

You should stop talking to mirrors.

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