ACLU Calls For Protecting Treason
Citing growing concerns over court decisions that have weakened laws designed to protect whistleblowers, the American Civil Liberties Union today called on Congress to enact stronger protections for whistleblowers, especially those in the national security arena. Legislation that would take steps to correct some shortcomings in whistleblower law - but without critical protections for national security whistleblowers - was the subject of a hearing held by a panel of the House Government Reform Committee.
Whistle blower is too nice of a word to describe someone that leaked classified National Security information. The ACLU emphasizes these traitors needing protection? They are criminals that need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. They are traitors that have comitted treason, and jeapordized the security of America. They have given aid and comfort, and vital intelligence information into the hands of the very enemy it is set up against, and the ACLU wants to protect them!
The ACLU noted that whistleblowers often suffer retaliation for disclosing embarrassing information. In recent weeks, the Department of Justice has announced that it will investigate the disclosure of an illegal National Security Agency domestic eavesdropping operation approved by President George W. Bush. However, the ACLU noted that the attorney general has yet to investigate which laws were violated by the program - despite repeated calls for such an inquiry from members of Congress. Without the disclosure from that whistleblower, Congress and the public would continue to be unaware of the warrantless surveillance by the NSA.
Yes, that is because the program was “secret”! What does the ACLU not understand about the word secret? It is easy to explain. The ACLU want to abolish all covert operations. Their own policy states that they want to prohibit entirely wiretaps, tapping of telecommunications and burglaries. Apparantly they want us completely defenseless against another attack on the homeland.
Congress needs to open a full investigation, not only into who leaked the classified information, but into the actions of the ACLU. America wants to know what they are hiding.
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