The book about how your calls and emails and Facebook accounts are being secretly watched was released way back in 2006. It’s called State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration. Sure, maybe President Obama has expanded the program a little, but then maybe not. If you want a good read about the subject, this book is it. And people wonder why I call George W. Bush the most corrupt president in US history. This book illustrates only one of the ways that Bush was so massively corrupt, as well as completely incompetent.
Just think about this. You can write to the National Security Agency (NSA), which has a budget many times larger than the CIA and does much of the illegal spying, and request any information they have on you under the Freedom of Information Act. They responded to me with a form letter stating, among other things, “…because of the highly classified nature of the program, we can neither confirm nor deny whether records relating to you under this program exist. The fact of the existence or non-existence of responsive records is a currently and properly classified matter in accordance with Executive Order 12958, as amended.” An executive order is given only by the president of the United States, which, in this case, was GW, himself.
The corrupt, corporate wing of the US Supreme Court ruled back then that you need to prove that the government is spying on you in order to stop it from doing so. Naturally, the NSA will neither confirm nor deny that you’re being spied on. So you can’t get any evidence. In other words, the government can send agents to break into your house when you’re not there, download everything on your computer, search your papers, your soiled undewear and other private things, and you can’t do anything about unless you have clear proof that the government was involved.
In addition, the court has ruled that certain government information is classified, and you’re not entitled to it if agents of the government simply say it’s a matter of national security. That information could be important; like you work at a Seven-Eleven, date a girl named Roxie, live in an apartment, wrote an email to a friend in Canada in which you mentioned that Roxie’s pit bull is a terror, and that you’re thinking about going back to school, are matters of national security. All an agent of the government has to do is say to the court that this information is classified as a matter of national security.
The court’s ruling is shocking since the program is clearly unconstitutional. The only reason they would argue that you need proof that you, personally, are being spied on, is to protect the illegal activity. The court could simply issue a legal decision that effectively bars the US government from this illegal activity, but it didn’t.
And that’s how corrupt your federal government is at all levels.
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