Sources: Rep. Peter King on CNN/YouTube, Sen. Rand Paul on CNN/YouTube, CNN
quote: Rep. King -- also an expected Republican Presidential challenger for 2016
quote: This is not a game I’m playing, I’m serious. I’m serious about looking at it, and we’ll see where it goes from there. I have no intention of being there just for the sake of being there. So if I think there’s any real chance and support, then we’ll move forward.
quote: I believe that if you take a oath to secrecy you have to honor it,
quote: I'm going to stop you right there. I'd say any oath you take is balanced against your duty to humanity to prevent gross human rights violations.When you put duty to your government before other duties it leads to very bad things. I'd list historical prescidents but they are fairly numerous and well known.
quote: But as with the fourth and sixth amendments, the Congressman's opinion is that the Constitution needs to be eroded somewhat to protect Americans.Specifically, he suggested that journalists who provide such information to the public might be eligible for treason and espionage charges, under the -- the same act Mr. Snowden is being charged with.
quote: the parrallels between the democrats/republicans and the communists/nazi's in 1932 are striking (especially if you consider the tea party).
quote: So just to be clear.. The current Government contains people that believe it is OK to ignore our constitutional rights and freedoms that have not been willfully given up, as well as lie under oath before that same governing body.
quote: The computer flags only "suspicious" activity for further review by a human, and deletes the rest.
quote: Here's what we do: round up everyone who thinks what the NSA is/was doing is right , and we deport them to North Korea.
quote: The New York Republican has also controversially suggested criminal charges should be filed against journalists involved with publishing to the public classified information on spying programs that target them -- programs that they are paying for. Such charges appear explicitly prohibited under the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees freedom of the press.
quote: They say that the NSA's leadership has behaved criminally and should be held accountable.
quote: This, for Americans, is the essence of your problem (I'm not American). Who is your NSA accountable to? Are they accountable to just themselves, to just to the President, or are they accountable to the elected representatives of the people?
quote: The NSA is accountable to the President and the subset of Congressmen and Senators who are privy to classified information briefings. This wasn't some rogue NSA operation.
quote: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in a March 2013 National Security hearing asked the DNI, "Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?"Director Clapper responds, "No sir."He later seemed to backtrack slightly, saying, "Not wittingly."