Grant me that the millionaires are imperfectly human: The NSA can therefore blackmail them. And since communication goes both ways, if the NSA can blackmail, it can also frame. Ergo, the NSA controls our government; there has been a bloodless coup: We can no longer trust that our “leaders” are reasoning objectively based on our — the “people’s” — interests.
It’s time to man the barricades, or, in 21st century parlance, the firewalls. Can we trust any politician who defends NSA spying? I won’t. I call on our leaders to denounce, defund and dismantle the NSA. They have made a pact with the devil and wagered our democracy in the bargain.
Scott W. Beckett