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  •  I think one of the key issues is, and has (6+ / 0-)

    been, the near certainty that at least a few of the hundreds of thousands of analysts and at least a few of the thousands of system admins, most privately employed under NSA contract, are both corruptible enough and capable enough to find and sell data that could be effectively used for blackmail and coercion of public officials. History is stark testament to the fact that someone will try anything for the right price, and, distressingly often, will get away with it (for at least as long as is necessary to do irreversible damage).

    Let the 28th Amendment be one to amend the amendment process itself. Then, perhaps, we can transform our Constitution into a living document. (Who CARES what the Founders thought of digital data gathering?)

    by WisePiper on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 09:44:43 PM PDT

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