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NSA Says It's Too Big to Comply With Court Order


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NSA, too big to comply, courts, government surveillance, civil liberties, UCLA )

Dandelion
- 101 days ago - aclu.org
Gee where have I heard that before. Now all the "too big to" grab at that to wiggle out of everything and anything. No intelligence agency should be too big to be accountable to the rule of law.



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Kit B. (276)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 6:39 pm

Too Big to Fail and now Too Big to Comply? NSA just maybe too big to exist.
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 6:42 pm
Same as I feel on these too big to fail banks. Too big to fail, to big to comply, is just too big. Too big doesn't mean all common sense, rules, laws, go out the window, if that is how it is to be then they shouldn't exist, I agree Kit.
 

Brian M. (156)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 6:44 pm
The NSA is in violation of the Constitution and a clear and present threat to democracy as we know it. In our fascist nation, it is the SS. The three branches of government need to work together to strip the NSA of its delusions of power and put in its proper place as a lap dog of government. Back to the dog house!
 

Ashley heffner (458)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 9:20 pm
Lol I read that wrong. At first I thought it said, N.R.A. But interesting topic.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 10:47 pm
I agree with Kit! Too big to exist!
 

Ros G. (91)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 5:28 am
Thank you so much for this Dandelion.........to big to??.....reminded of this Monty Python clip..."the exploding man"...warning sick humour...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aczPDGC3f8U
 

Ben Oscarsito (336)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 10:00 am
Right Kit; -NSA is too big to exist!
 

Christeen Anderson (491)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 10:55 am
Agree. To big to exist.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 11:07 am
"...Maybe if we email the constitution to each other,the NSA will read it?"
thanks Dandelion,and Kit spot on,of course,that quote came from you,lol
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 2:01 pm
Kit says it all, thanks for sharing Dandelion.
 

A F. (132)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 2:01 pm
thank you
 

Krista Slavin (189)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 3:21 pm
Wow. How am I not surprised by this.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 4:12 pm
Noted w/many thanks for posting, Dandelion. Since the NSA wants to "Collect It All," they should have a system in place for transparency & accountability. The final sentence: "No intelligence agency should be too big to be accountable to the rule of law." In my mind, one of the worst aspects is that we're paying our tax dollars for them to spy on all of us. At least they could pay our "tech" bills and give us a copy! Truly, this has to end.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 4:36 pm
NSA, has a lot to answer for
 

Freya H. (307)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 6:11 pm
NSA = Big Brother. Nufsed.
 

Charlie Rush (54)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 9:38 pm
What a load of crapola.
 

Ulane V. (41)
Friday June 13, 2014, 1:57 am
Hm, too big....thanks for sharing
 

John Holton (364)
Friday June 13, 2014, 4:16 am
Noted
 

Arild Warud (166)
Friday June 13, 2014, 4:51 am
I totally agree wiith Kit,kudos to her.
 

John S. (304)
Friday June 13, 2014, 5:52 am
Well, it's a good excuse for making them smaller.
 

Gene Jacobson (252)
Friday June 13, 2014, 9:03 am
"The NSA, in other words, now says that it cannot comply with the rules that apply to any other party before a court the very rules that ensure legal accountability because it is too big."

Then, the only reasonable conclusion is that George Bush's efforts to pull all of these intelligence gathering entity's into one monolithic agency was ill-conceived. And the only reasonable action at this point, is to break it up as as we would in any anti-trust action against the private sector. The same logic applies here as there. Too big to comply is NOT a legal defense and I expect it will get the slap upside the noggin it deserves when this is ruled on. But it ought also be a lesson, no governmental agency should ever be allowed to grow this big, it presents a clear and present danger to all Americans, probably even the world. This is an absurd way to operate a government of the people, by the people and for the people. And it has to stop. Nothing less is acceptable.
 

. (0)
Friday June 13, 2014, 9:41 am
Stone the crows! What a lot of hot crock...They need to be down sized forthwith. If they think keeping track and spying on their citizens and every other bozo they think should be spied on, then it is up to them to keep the records and be made to produce them on demand in a court of law. If this wasn't so serious we would all fall off our chairs laughing at the absurdity of it all.
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Winn Adams (192)
Friday June 13, 2014, 12:20 pm
To big to comply? Then they are too big to exist.
 

SusanAWAYaWEEK Allen (221)
Friday June 13, 2014, 5:26 pm
Noted and shared.
 

Michael M. (58)
Sunday June 22, 2014, 10:53 am
HEY! COOL ADMISSION!

That means it's obvious that the NSA should be broken down.

It is common for those who seek unlimited power to appeal to the imagination of others in such a way as to engender fear, fear requiring the adherence of the fearful to validating and giving of power to the one who has engendered that unassuagible fear.

This means that you will hear ALWAYS the rant of the fearful for raising the powerful above the self, above morality, above tenderness.

You will be asked, lobbied, demanded, threatened. You will be assaulted with the idea of blind patriotism, dichotomous"with us or against us" rhetoric.

For what will YOU stand? For innocent life? For alliance with the powerful ikon?

Every choice, and every answer is known to you in your heart.
Your choice is your own, and although you may find it of value to explain it, only by following your heart will you help the world in your own unique way, to treasure all who live as family. You cannot morally force another, but only show how you seek the way.
 
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