WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama Administration seems to have dialed up another Big Brother controversy.
And this time Verizon is on the line.
What we’re hearing from a report in The Guardian newspaper is the National Security Agency got a top-secret court order requiring Verizon to turn over millions of phone records.
Apparently, Uncle Sam has been doing this for years with other carriers. Telephone numbers, locations, times, length of calls.
Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein says not to worry, “This renewal is carried out by the FISA court under the business records section of the Patriot Act. Therefore it is lawful.”
Attorney General Eric Holder refused to say if the government has been spying on members of Congress. Yeah, that didn’t go well.
“The correct answer would be ‘no, we stayed within our lane and I’m assuring you we did not spy on members of Congress,'” said Illinois Democratic senator Mark Kirk.
This may be the price we pay for freedom, but it seems like we’re getting a rate increase every week.