“The government ought to be limiting prosecutions to those intending to harm our national defense. The overzealous prosecutions and subsequent silencing of those who might disclose government information undermines the legitimacy of national security claims and every open government declaration the President has made.”
Angela Canterbury, POGO’s Director of Public Policy, on the AP phone spying scandal.
“The TSA, for example, could devote an entire museum to expensive but ineffective systems: puffer machines, body scanners, FAST behavioral screening, and so on.”
And that’s why security laws need to be transparent and accountable. Otherwise we are going to be wasting money on expensive programs that don’t make us any safer.
Tell Your Representative to Join the Congressional Watchdog Caucus
This is a no-brainer. There is a new bipartisan caucus that is going to help whistleblowers and work to reduce waste in the government.
Everyone’s Representative should be in this caucus. So tell them to join.