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States Fight Back Against NSA Spying

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: