I recognize that there may sometimes be a need for secrecy in certain national security investigations. But I've now been under a broad gag order for three years, and other NSL recipients have been silenced for even longer. At some point -- a point we passed long ago -- the secrecy itself becomes a threat to our democracy. In the wake of the recent revelations, I believe more strongly than ever that the secrecy surrounding the government's use of the national security letters power is unwarranted and dangerous. I hope that Congress will at last recognize the same thing.
Even I, have a timeline on what I can talk about, from when I was in the military. While I understand and honor the secrecy that I was sworn to, I can also understand the frustration with receiving a gag order, without any judicial oversight.
I feel that these NSL's are wrong, and it's about time that someone brings them to light. We need to let our legislators know, it's time for a change... draconian laws that allow this type of abuse are not the American way.
My National Security Letter Gag Order - washingtonpost.com