Jimmy Carter Says NSA Scandal Shows America Has No Functioning Democracy
from the strong-words dept
Former President Jimmy Carter apparently is not impressed by the excuses the government has made about the NSA surveillance scandals, stating that America has no functioning democracy at a meeting in Atlanta, attended by a reporter from the German newspaper Der Spiegel. This follows on some of Carter's earlier statements, which argued that "the invasion of human rights and American privacy has gone too far," and also that, "this invasion of privacy has been excessive, so I think that the bringing of it to the public notice has probably been, in the long term, beneficial." When even former Presidents are saying this sort of thing, isn't it time for our existing President to recognize that the surveillance state has gone too far?