Originally Posted by elsid13
How do you know that? The problem with classified programs is no one that really knows the policy or procedures can openly talk about them, so all you get is the internet rumor mill and half truths.
Let me borrow the statement of somebody who has been there at the highest levels:
"This in my view violates the constitution. The fourth amendment and the first amendment – and the fourth amendment language is crystal clear
. It is not acceptable to have a secret interpretation of a law that goes far beyond any reasonable reading of either the law or the constitution and then classify as top secret what the actual law is. I quite understand the viewpoint that many have expressed that they are fine with it and they just want to be safe but that is not really the American way." Al Gore