So what were the “reforms” Obama touted in his speech? In the words of some, “smoke and mirrors”. He doesn’t intend to actually pay attention to the Constitution and stop collecting the massive amounts of data. He suggested that someone other than the NSA could store it, to “prevent abuse”.
So the answer to unconstitutionally taking our info is to let MORE people have access to it? The Orwellian nature of this President makes my head spin.
Listen to Rand Paul here, who has the same question…
Via The Hill:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Friday he might be more concerned if a private entity controlled the vast database of phone records currently maintained by the National Security Agency.
Immediately following President Obama’s address to the Justice Department, in which he announced a series of NSA reforms, Paul questioned who would be tasked with holding the records.
He jokingly asked if the government would get Edward Snowden’s former contractor for the job. He reiterated it is not about who holds the data. He takes issue with its collection in the first place.
“I’m not sure if I am more or less concerned with having a private entity,” he said on CNN after Obama’s speech. “Who are we going to hire, [Edward] Snowden’s contractor to hold all the information? I don’t want them collecting the information. It is not about who holds it.”