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Published On: Mon, Mar 17th, 2014

Ron Paul: ‘The hypocrisy of Sen. Feinstein is astounding’

Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul is looking at the latest revelations and reactions by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) concerning the CIA secretly searched Senate Intelligence Committee computers, in other words, being spied on.

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Paul recognizes the hypocrisy of Feinstein’s complaints in his latest “Texas Straight Talk” released today.

“The hypocrisy of Sen. Feinstein is astounding. She is the biggest backer of the NSA spying on the rest of us, but when the tables are turned and her staff is the target she becomes irate. But there is more to it than that. There is an attitude in Washington that the laws Congress passes do not apply to Members. They can trample our civil liberties, they believe, but it should never affect their own freedom”, Paul said.

Dr. Paul talks of the genesis of what we are experiencing now–The PATRIOT Act after 9/11, which politicians on the left and right  ran to vote for this trampling of the fourth amendment.

He also notes that without the info supplied by Edward Snowden, there would be no debate at all about surveillance at all.

Washington pols, Dianne Feinstein, Mike Rogers, and President Obama, et al do not care about our privacy. When serious violations are discovered they most often rush to protect the status quo instead of defending the Constitution.

Back to Feinstein’s hypocrisy, Paul notes, “What is interesting, and buried in the accusations and denials, is that the alleged CIA monitoring was over an expected 6,000 page Senate Intelligence Committee report on the shameful and un-American recent CIA history of torture at the “gulag archipelago” of secret prisons it set up across the world after the attacks of 9/11. We can understand why the CIA might have been afraid of that information getting out.

“When CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou exposed the CIA’s role in torturing prisoners he was sent to prison for nearly three years. But Senator Feinstein and her colleagues didn’t lift a finger to support him. So again you have the double standards and hypocrisy.”

Dr. Paul closes by saying, “Lawmakers should not defend Fourth Amendment rights only when their staffs have been violated. They should do it all the time for all of us. The people’s branch of government must stand up for the people.

“Let’s hope that Sen. Feinstein has had her wake-up call and will now finally start defending the rest of us against a government that increasingly sees us as the enemy.”

About the Author

- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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