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Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Abolish The NSA And Give Snowden A Parade

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Well, you know it's illegal to lie to Congress, but everyone lies to Congress. As soon as they raise their right hand, watch out! Clapper should be held responsible, but he won't be, because that's the condition we're in right now. In a just world, Snowden, we'd be having ticker tape parades for him. But that's not what's going to happen.

[....] We have the CIA, the FBI, a dozen other intelligence infrastructures. Frankly -- and I'm saying this with a lifetime's experience in government here -- it's time to punch the NSA's ticket here. They've ruined the brand. They've destroyed the idea of privacy. We need some kind of symbolic and profound approach here, that says, 'look, you've violated something that's very dear to the American people -- you don't get to do that.' We talk about the death penalty for individuals, which I oppose, but I think there needs to be for government agencies that so broadly betray the public interest, there needs to be a measure of responsibility. And if they go beyond the pale, which the NSA has, they just ought to be abolished. We don't need the spying.


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I agree with the great Rep Kucinich. One of the few congressmen i wish would come back to congress and smack some sense into people especially on this subject.
 

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Great post TDS! See, no responses. Nobody cares about something this important.
 

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Yes Dennis does need to return.
 

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I rarely agreed with Kucinich but I sure do in this case.
 

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There's an expression used in British politics, maybe in US politics too, I don't know, that is abbreviated to NFFP - meaning, Not Fit For Purpose. Given what we have learned from Snowden's revelations, it would appear that the NSA, along with its British counterparts, are definitely NFFP. The actions that we have seen, and the repercussions of those actions clearly demonstrate that these agencies have been working against their national interests, rather than for them. When a body achieves the opposite of what it is meant to do, why keep shelling out millions and millions to keep it going?
 
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