Wednesday, March 26, 2014
How The President Can Limit NSA's Bulk Collection Of Data
The president can put an end to NSA's bulk collection of data in a simple way. All that he has to do, according to Senator Leahy, is to make a decision to not reauthorize the bill that permits NSA to collect bulk data this Friday. Instead, the president wants Congress to pass a bill to constrain the collection of bulk data by NSA. The answer that he will get from Congress is predictable. The House has already proposed a weak version of a bill that limits NSA's collection of bulk data. Apparently, the president is not willing to take ownership for the limitations placed on NSA. The GOP House has no interest in taking any actions that will allow the president to do what needs to be done.