Deja Vu on Legislative Voodoo

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During the 1960s, “The National Security Agency eavesdropped on civil rights icon Martin Luther King and heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali as well as … journalists from the New York Times and the Washington Post, and two members of Congress, Senator Frank Church of Idaho and Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee. … The 1975 disclosure of the NSA program, along with other domestic spying on Americans, caused public outrage and one of the senators who had been tapped, Church, led reforms that created stricter limits on surveillance and spy agencies.”

Hmmm. Reforms, not abolition. Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.

1:07 pm on September 26, 2013