What would happen to you if you lied under oath in a court of law?
What would happen if you lied under oath in front of the United States Congress?
What has happened to anyone in the NSA for doing either? Nothing.
What does that mean? What do you think that means? When a person can admit under oath he lied under oath to not the legislative body of the United States of America.
Whose in charge here? Think about that.
If the NSA can lie under oath without penalty of any kind. Can admit to lying under oath without penalty of any kind. What is there place in the pecking order?
That is what stood out to me about this story. It made me think about consequences. It made me think about power and control.
Those in power, with control, are afforded luxuries that the common person is not. They are allowed to do things that other people aren’t.
Why does the NSA have a $52 billion “black budget”? How is a “black budget” allowed to exist in a democracy?
The go to line on that passé logic is that what the public doesn’t know won’t hurt them. I think that has been proven to be false in the post Edward Snowden era…