In the 1960s and early '70s, the FBI ran COINTELPRO, an unconstitutional program that not just spied on peaceful anti-government groups but actively pitted them against one another. The Burglary has got to be about the last book President Obama wants to see hit shelves now. Writes Nick Gillespie:
Just 19 percent of Americans surveyed telling Gallup that they trust government "to do what's right" just about always or most of time.
Who can blame us? Barack Obama pledged to create the most transparent administration ever but has broken his own vows about appointing lobbyists and mega-donors and lied about the basics of his health-care reform law. His "secret kill list,", a highly controversial if not plainly unconstitutional measure by which he claimed the right to unilaterally dispatch individuals he concluded were threats to the U.S., shook the faith of even his most gah-gah supporters.
In the wake of revelations made possible by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, Obama's director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, has acknowledged dissembling to the U.S. Senate about the extent and nature of government collection of information on Americans at home…. Obama has next to no credibility when he or anyone connected to him speaks on matters of national security or civil liberties.