Many people, including myself, have held back judgement on the negative publicity on the U.S. National Security Agency PRISM program through revelations made by "whistle-blower" Edward Snowden, a disciple of the far-right politician Ron Paul.
Mark Jaquith, the developer of Word Press makes a good point in this article. Is it possible that this entire program has been under court order, and specific to certain individuals all along? Is the really a bombshell or, as he says, "a yawn of a story"?
I do not know. I do know I trust former San Francisco Mayor and top Democrat Diane Feinstein, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee who is responsible for congressional over-site of this much more than Edward Snowden. And she says that everything done complies with law and is under proper judicial oversite, and that several terrorist plots were stopped because of this program.
I remember when I arrived home in London on September 11, 2001 and turned on my television to see thousands of innocent people experiencing horrible deaths at the World Trade Center. If this program can stop another attack from happening I am all for it -- if it is proper and authorized.
Interesting reading for those who are following this.
I welcome all feedback on this matter -- feel free to challenge me.