Skip to comments.Rand Paul, Warning About Spying, Faults Obama
Posted on 03/19/2014 8:01:45 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
BERKELEY, Calif. Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, said Wednesday that President Obama should be particularly wary of domestic spying, given the governments history of eavesdropping on civil rights leaders like the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., injecting the issue of race into the contentious debate over surveillance.
I find it ironic that the first African-American president has without compunction allowed this vast exercise of raw power by the N.S.A., Mr. Paul said in an address at the University of California, Berkeley.
Certainly J. Edgar Hoovers illegal spying on Martin Luther King and others in the civil rights movement should give us all pause, he said. Now if President Obama were here, he would say hes not J. Edgar Hoover, which is certainly true. But power must be restrained because no one knows who will next hold that power.
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I think he is right for raising these issues. I haven’t heard any other candidates talking about reining in the NSA.