Mike the Mad Biologist

We’re Going to Party Like It’s 1979…

…in Stasi-controlled East Germany. An anonymous internet service provider writes in the Washington Post about the ‘national security letter’ he or she received:

Three years ago, I received a national security letter (NSL) in my capacity as the president of a small Internet access and consulting business. The letter ordered me to provide sensitive information about one of my clients. There was no indication that a judge had reviewed or approved the letter, and it turned out that none had. The letter came with a gag provision that prohibited me from telling anyone, including my client, that the FBI was seeking this information. Based on the context of the demand — a context that the FBI still won’t let me discuss publicly — I suspected that the FBI was abusing its power and that the letter sought information to which the FBI was not entitled….

I resent being conscripted as a secret informer for the government and being made to mislead those who are close to me, especially because I have doubts about the legitimacy of the underlying investigation.

Because if we don’t act like Communists, then the terrorists win. Disgusting.

Comments

  1. #1 JD Kolassa
    March 25, 2007

    This is seriously out of control. It’s about time somebody put brakes on this government; it if keeps going any farther, we’re going to see a real break down as people get fed up and just revolt.

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