ORIN KERR: Not Exactly an “Outside” Committee to Review NSA Surveillance Programs. “Morrell retired just two weeks ago from the CIA, where he was Deputy Director and Acting Director. Sunstein served in the Obama Administration as head of OIRA, leaving the Administration one year ago. Swire served as a Special Assistant to President Obama for the first two years of the first Obama Term. To be fair, Richard Clarke’s government experience predates the Obama Administration; he endorsed Obama for his excellent judgment on national security issues, but Clarke did not actually work for him.
Hardly anybody cares. Obama was re-elected, even after it was obvious to anybody who paid any attention at all what he was, and what his agenda was and would be.
A majority of Americans thing whistle-blowers should be hung or something:
A majority is willing to put up with, or ignore, just about anything, as long as their government cheese keeps on coming. If you’re waiting for Americans en masse to save American liberties, you will wait in vain.
About a third of Americans believed in and supported the American revolution. Maybe a third believe in and support a Constitutional Amending Convention. Maybe that will be enough.