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    CroneWit, midwesterner

    The instinct to just defund the court needs to be followed by a thought as to what follows it.

    The thing is, they control the kind of person who gets on the court by the security procedure.  Not many civil libertarian lions get top security clearances.

    I think the only real solution is to greatly reduce what we collect for intelligence. There's little evidence that the NSA is really protecting us from much of anything. The precautionary principle says that when a potential harm is evident and the potential benefit is significantly smaller than the harm, stop.

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