Unplugging Sauron: Even Some In Washington Are Beginning To See The Trouble With Mount Doom

Even some fans of massive State power are beginning to grow weary of our increasingly Orwellian situation here in “the land of the free” and the home of the NSA.

In a rare flicker of good news on this front, an article posted by McClatchy yesterday revealed that at least some partial clarity may finally be coming to some of those living and working at the foot of Mt. Doom:

“The spying by our government on Americans cannot be tolerated, and it is being tolerated,” Rep. Ted Poe, a conservative Texas Republican, said in a telephone interview.

Poe blamed the National Security Agency for overreaching its authority, and said he would not be surprised if the agency’s employees were surveilling people like himself, a former criminal court judge.

“Nothing would surprise me about what the NSA does. Unfortunately, they cannot be trusted,” said Poe, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee that ...

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