Friday, July 26, 2013

Paul Fires Back At Christie On NSA Surveillance

So, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vigorously defended NSA surveillance and criticized Kentucky Senator Ron Paul for his "new libertarian" approach.
And now, according to the Washington Times, Paul's spokesperson is answering in kind. Here's an excerpt:

A top aide to Mr. Paul immediately fired back, telling The Washington Times the senator’s opposition to government drone policies and surveillance programs are designed to “protect the freedoms that make America exceptional.”
“If Gov. Christie believe the constitutional rights and the privacy of all Americans are ‘esoteric,’ he either needs a new dictionary or he needs to talk to more Americans, because a great number of them are concerned about the dramatic overreach of our government in recent times,” Paul senior advisor Doug Stafford said.
“Defending America and fighting terrorism is the concern of all Americans, especially Senator Paul,” Mr. Stafford, who is Mr. Paul’s closest adviser, said. “But it can and must be done in keeping with our Constitution and while protecting the freedoms that make America exceptional.”
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