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View Diary: (UPDATED 2) Ellsberg: "He's revealing unconstitutional activity." Twitter: 30 to 1, "He's a hero." (280 comments)

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  •  I actually agree with you (2+ / 0-)
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    inclusiveheart, native

    but I am just stating that the other side of the argument, that the current data collection is not unconstitutional, has some possible basis, especially since the administration is arguing that they collect not the contents of the call but its time, duration, recipients, etc. Furthermore existing law gives the government wide powers and the constitutionality of that law has not been fully challenged. It is therefore not a slam dunk that NSA's activity will be found illegal and stopped on that basis.

    •  Personally, I think that it is a slam dunk (2+ / 0-)
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      jrooth, shaharazade

      that the revelation of this program's existence will produce the one and only bipartisan piece of legislation that this Congressional term will yield and it will strengthen the government and Executive Branch powers - not curtail them.

      I don't see any leadership in power that would be inclined to do anything else.

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