‘No One Is Watching’: Why the American public is not watching its own government for the first time
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The American public has been lulled into a false sense of security by the notion that its government is watching them, that it’s in control of its affairs.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the American people were told that they had all the power, that the government was on their side, that they could turn the clock back.
That is a delusion.
This is a country where you cannot have a free press, or the right to a fair trial.
We are a nation of spies.
In reality, we are a country of spies, and the people are the ones who are spying on us.
The American people are not going to take it anymore.
They are not interested in our democracy.
They don’t care if we are going to win the elections we need.
They have already lost hope and hope is no longer enough.
When we lose hope, we lose our chance to govern.
We have to rebuild our country.
I do not believe the American government has the right or the authority to do anything to protect us.
It is time for Americans to take back their democracy.
The Americans are being watched.
This story is a new one for The Intercept, as it’s the first one published since the release of Edward Snowden’s first major revelations about the National Security Agency’s vast surveillance activities in 2013.
In an exclusive interview with The Intercept’s editorial board, the president of the US Congress, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, the House Speaker, and members of Congress who have been critical of the NSA in recent years all called on the Trump administration to immediately declassify the report.
“The American people, including many of the American citizens who voted for Donald Trump, have been lulling themselves into a sense of safety in the belief that the United States government is in charge of everything,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee.
“This is a nation where we have seen a remarkable rise in surveillance of its citizens, its communications, its Internet activity, its social media activity, and that is something that we have never seen before in our history.
And yet, this report says that there are people out there who are watching the American election process.”
The Intercept spoke to many people in the intelligence community, as well as former and current members of the intelligence communities themselves, to get their take on the implications of the report’s findings.
In addition to the intelligence agencies, many in the business community, including the US Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO, the Chamber of Digital Commerce, and many others, called for the report to be declassified.
“I don’t think it is a secret that this is not something that was thought of until recently,” said Michael Hayden, the former director of the CIA and former director for the National Counterterrorism Center.
“And I don’t see that it will be until we have more clarity about how this has been implemented.
The NSA is a highly sophisticated, technologically advanced, and extremely complex organization, and yet they are not really aware of how they have been used.
This was an oversight that I believe the intelligence and law enforcement communities were not properly briefed on.
This report clearly demonstrates that the intelligence, law enforcement, and law-enforcement agencies have been operating in this way, and it is going to require a lot more than an investigation into the activities of a single individual.
It will require an investigation by Congress and by the administration, which is going in the right direction.”
In an interview with the Intercept, the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, also called the report a “very important document,” but stressed that it was still early days.
“It is not as if this was a one-time thing,” Clapper said.
“They’ve been collecting this information for a long time.
We’ve been monitoring it for some time now.
We don’t know what they are doing with it.
It’s not something we’ve seen before.
It would be very concerning if we were to get more specific.
But the intelligence is very much in the public domain and they don’t have to prove that to us.
We can ask them to.
We know who they are.
And we know that they are collecting it.
They may have used other methods.
We will find out.
I think it’s important that the American electorate understand what the information is about.”
The intelligence agencies have said that they did not collect any of the communications that were collected under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allows the NSA to monitor the communications of US citizens abroad.
The administration’s lawyers have said they have no reason to believe the NSA has the capability to monitor any of those communications.
“We don’t believe that the NSA is collecting anything of value from any of these individuals, and we have no indication of the content of any communications they may have collected,” Hayden said.
Hayden, who has said that the US is currently on a “t
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