In the modern era I’m what’s called a progressive. I guess that’s because people are scared of saying, liberal. I answer to liberal too.
With that in mind, it scares me I’m siding with Congressman Rand Paul, while simultaneously upset Bill O’Reilly hasn’t gone far enough!
Strange bedfellows? Uh, yeah.
We are all upset about the federal government’s spying. They’re spying on us. They’ve forgotten about the 4th Amendment which draws a well defined line around how snoopy the government can get.
Some in the government say the revelations by former Booz Allen Hamilton analyst Edward Snowden are treasonous. Nah.
“The only things we’ve damaged is the reputations of American political officials and not national security.”
That’s from Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who broke the NSA story. Neither Rand Paul nor I could have said it better.