New: The FBI’s Ugly Past Reminds Us Not to Trust the Government.

In the 1960s and early ’70s,
the FBI ran COINTELPRO, an unconstitutional program that not just
spied on peaceful anti-government groups but actively pitted them
against one another. The Burglary has got to be about
the last book President Obama wants to see hit shelves now. Writes
Nick Gillespie:

Just 19 percent of Americans surveyed telling
Gallup that they trust government “to do what’s right” just about
always or most of time.

Who can blame us? Barack Obama pledged to create the most
transparent administration ever but has broken his own
vows about appointing lobbyists and mega-donors and lied
about the basics of his health-care reform law. His “secret
kill list,”, a highly controversial if not plainly unconstitutional
measure by which he claimed the right to unilaterally dispatch
individuals he concluded were threats to the U.S., shook the faith
of even his most gah-gah supporters.

In the wake of revelations made possible by NSA leaker Edward
Snowden, Obama’s director of National Intelligence, James Clapper,
has acknowledged dissembling to the U.S. Senate about the extent
and nature of government collection of information on Americans at
home…. Obama has next to no credibility when he or anyone
connected to him speaks on matters of national security or civil

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