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States Fight Back Against NSA Spying

Posted By admin On January 29, 2014 @ 6:24 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

Washington’s Blog [1]
January 29, 2014

The American people aren’t falling [2] for NSA’s propaganda.  They want the rogue agency reined in [2].

But Obama refuses [3] to rein in the NSA, Dianne Feinstein says that Congress “doesn’t have the votes [4]” to do anything about mass surveillance, and at least some judges [5] are supporting the NSA’s spying (and it’s not clear what the Supreme Court will do).

But states are trying to fight back …

Legislation has been introduced in 10 states (and counting) proposing one or both of the following:

(1) Cutting off water, electricity or other resources to NSA facilities within the state

(2) Prohibiting the state’s cooperation with the NSA; for example, sharing data about its citizens, or university research support for NSA

For information about the state legislation:

And see this [16].

While this may sound to some like a Republican approach [17], Democrats who support the NSA will bevulnerable next election [18], and progressives need to re-claim freedom from mass surveillance as a core issue:

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[1] Washington’s Blog: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/01/states-fight-back-nsa-spying.html

[2] aren’t falling: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/01/public-doesnt-believe-nsa-nsa-pr-just-makes-public-trust-government-less-ever.html

[3] Obama refuses: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/01/obama-speech-nsa-spying-substance.html

[4] doesn’t have the votes: http://news.antiwar.com/2014/01/20/sen-feinstein-nsa-metadata-here-to-stay/

[5] some judges: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/28/us/nsa-phone-surveillance-is-lawful-federal-judge-rules.html?_r=0&gwh=316EEF841D02464FD7243B2AADDF44F6&gwt=pay

[6] Arizona: http://offnow.org/arizona/

[7] California: http://offnow.org/california/

[8] Indiana: http://offnow.org/indiana/

[9] Kansas: http://offnow.org/kansas/

[10] Mississippi: http://offnow.org/mississippi/

[11] Missouri: http://offnow.org/missouri/

[12] New Hampshire: http://offnow.org/newhampshire/

[13] Oklahoma: http://offnow.org/oklahoma/

[14] Tennessee: http://offnow.org/tennessee/

[15] Washington: http://offnow.org/washington/

[16] see this: http://tracking.tenthamendmentcenter.com/issues/nsa-spying/?doing_wp_cron=1390857192.4509410858154296875000

[17] Republican approach: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/01/democrats-just-handed-republicans-huge-win-stopping-nsa-spying-now-republican-platform.html

[18] vulnerable next election: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/candidates-of-both-parties-run-vs-nsa-102628.html

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