The patriot Act gave the power to spy to the various agencies of the federal government including the NSA, the CIA and the FBI...in the name of homeland security.
The questions is who is going to overseee these individuals who may have access to embarrassing information especially when it comes to politicians and political appointees.
I was against this strategy of recording all these personal data because I know if the data was captured and saved, someone will use it for other than its intended purpose. It is just human nature.
The chickens have come home to roost.
So, who is going to oversee these intelligence people, who are some 40,000 strong?
The institutions of intelligence were once , at least are far as the public knew , FAR less ideologically divisive . The two political ideologies in America at least got along well enough to allow certain neutral agencies of government to operate separate of ideological divisiveness !
These agencies and more were neutrally operated for the most part . That " Behind the scenes" day to day operation I'm sure was occasionally and internally compromised and so dealt with but today the extremely "fixed " political ideologies of the American public have become integral to ALL government employment .\The fixed ideological opinion now steers everything in politics , defined ideology is at the helm.the lowest government employee has an agenda to be reckoned with . AND the media loves that !THE MEDIA USED TO BE THE WATCHDOG ! Now it flourishes on pure divisiveness and too hell with any protective integrity .
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