Monday, February 10, 2014

Maryland Lawmakers Push to Cut Water, Electricity to Spy Agency Headquarters

Lawmakers in Maryland are thinking outside the box:

The National Security Agency’s headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md., will go dark if a cohort of Maryland lawmakers has its way.

Eight Republicans in the 141-member Maryland House of Delegates introduced legislation Thursday that would deny the electronic spy agency “material support, participation or assistance in any form” from the state, its political subdivisions or companies with state contracts.

The bill would deprive NSA facilities water and electricity carried over public utilities, ban the use of NSA-derived evidence in state courts and prevent state universities from partnering with the NSA on research. ...

The proposal is the latest in a series of state bills aiming to cut off the NSA one jurisdiction at a time for allegedly ignoring the Fourth Amendment with its dragnet collection of phone and Internet records.
Too bad Maryland didn't secede when it had the chance. That might've tipped the scales just enough to have prevented the federal monster from growing into Leviathan.


Wannabe Southener said...

This will NEVER happen!
Nobody has the balls anymore!
If they tried it, Barry would probably arrest them!

dan hill said...

I think Wannabe is right.
Honest Abe ordered the jailing of all the main proponents of succession in Maryland, including some of the press, all without habeous corpus. Never doubt that a politician can choose to ignore law, but jail you whether you break the law, or not.

David343 said...

Too bad the South didn't get rid of slavery before the war, then we wouldn't have the descendants here to cause so much trouble. Hell we might have avoided the war if Lincoln didn't have slavery as a "reason" for prosecuting the war. Shoulda, coulda, woulda. The blame game is no longer important, the coming festivities will be whats important, the results will be written about in 200 years by couch commandos.

Anonymous said...

Cut the power, water etc. from the NSA? Good idea? And DC too? Excellent premise for a movie. I'll write it and produce it if someone will finance it.

Sic Semper Tyrannis said...

Now, if any vehicle shows up with bottled water and generators, bearing the name "Star of the West", will Edmund Ruffin and the Citadel battery be ready?