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    it can be used to investigate or intimidate anyone the government decides to target. If you trust the government to keep the information but never use it for a nefarious purpose, then there is no objection. However, history should make us wary of "trusting" the government with unchecked surveillance powers (See, e.g. Watergate, Church Committee, FBI spying on civil rights activists and more recently peace activists and Muslim communities, and of course, NSA's warrantless spying).

    My book, TRAITOR: THE WHISTLEBLOWER & THE "AMERICAN TALIBAN," is Amazon's #1 Best Seller in Human Rights Books for February 2012.

    by Jesselyn Radack on Mon May 14, 2012 at 08:33:24 AM PDT

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