Claremont Institute’s on-line magazine American Mind has had several good articles in the last few months. I am always interested in Angelo Codevilla’s thoughts. In this article he argues that the dangers we face from the unfettered power that the spymasters wield is already destroying the integrity of our government. For generations the FBI and CIA have used their power to topple foreign governments and in two cases have aimed at overthrowing a United States president, once successfully and once unsuccessfully.
This mirrors my thoughts in the recent post I wrote. It really needs to be the Supreme Court that strikes down the FISA Courts and the President must remove the most dangerous individuals in these agencies and replace them with law abiding civil servants. And, as I stressed before, the worst offenders need to be prosecuted and punished severely.