Republican Lawmaker: Conservatives Concerned About NSA Snooping Are Acting Like Michael Moore

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Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.) said during an interview that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden be prosecuted as well as the U.K. Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, an American citizen living overseas who broke the story.

“No right is absolute; even the press has restrictions,” said King, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
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King also accused Greenwald of threatening to release the names and locations of CIA assets worldwide, compromising national security.

“That to me is a direct attack against Americans, putting American lives at risk,” King said.

The Republican lawmaker also had a message for conservatives concerned about the NSA’s tactics: Stop acting like Michael Moore.

“Too many Republicans and conservatives have become Michael Moores, and I think it’s really dangerous to our country,” he opined.

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • jbakerjonathan

    Representative Peter King and & Senator Lindsey Graham, two rabid statists who trample on the Constitution at ever turn, IMHO. You get who you vote for, with some notable exceptions in 2000 and 2004 (and probably countless other examples)..

  • Robert Wolfe

    No right is absolute? Since when? Some of them are deemed inalienable. What does that mean Mr. Representive? Nevermind, the almighty has seen fit to give you a contenance that betrays the inner you anyway. If anyone should be prosecuted, it’s the enemies of the constitution such as yourself, who thinks this sort of thing is okey dokey! You sir are the sort of well fed scum this nation would be better off without!

    • runnindeer

      Since many of the people that are in power now don’t believe in” the almighty “, or they believe that they are the almighty, those words don’t mean what they are supposed to mean .

      • Robert Wolfe

        Are they ever going to be in surprise when the real “Almighty” shows himself! Can’t wait, cause in that day, people like this rep will be ashes under our feet. Poof, no more! That day is coming, very, very soon.

        • runnindeer

          I believe you are right Robert. The signs are sure adding up to it and all the right signs are in place.

  • Don 2

    This RINO is also not a fan of the 2nd. Amendment.

  • Dave

    Real republicans of the past would probably roll over in their graves to hear comments like these from someone who was elected as a republican. Of course, we have to consider, he is from New York, which might have a direct bearing on his attitude.

  • Vash the Stampede

    They don’t care abut us. Just how much power they can amass.

  • Motov

    We better take a stand like NOW!
    Like mail our congress people copies of the Bill of Rights, with a reminder attached to it stating “We are your boss”, ….

  • Ibn Insha

    Who needs Obama to trample on our constitution when we have lawmakers like Perter King.

  • vicki

    ““No right is absolute; even the press has restrictions,” said King,
    chairman of the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.”

    Hmmmm… A quick reading of the Bill of Rights finds no restrictions on the enumerated rights. What perchance was Mr. King talking about?

    • CatGman

      King believes that those in Washington can simply make a ROYAL PROCLAMATION to subvert or suspend the rights of their subjects (formerly known as citizens).

  • CatGman

    Well Mr King, the governement also has restrictions and its power is not absolute. The sooner all you jack asses in Washington realize that the better off we will be. The government is out of control. It is the duty of every American to shout it from the rooftops EVERY TIME CORRUPTION IS FOUND because we cannot count on the media or others in government to do the right thing. We are rotting from within. We all need to remember what America once was so we can try to become that same America again.

  • jim b

    The Goberment’s stupidity is on display, they captured data they had no right to capture, then, because they are idiots, they didn’t know the first thing about how to secure it properly, and now they want dead or alivel the one who blew the whistle on how inept they really are! Hey here’s an idea, fire their entire IT security team who obviously are incompetent, fire the bureaucrats responsible from running this boondoggle of an operations. Let’s see some government head chopping, this incompetence should not be tolerated. They create all these data regulations for the private sector.. SOX, CFPV, Dodd-Frank, all BS, and then drop the ball on every security control they are responsible for themselves, they leak like civ, and these idiots don’t even know it. Man I’d like the chance to audit their systems, I’ll rip them a new a-hole, and clean out the whole lot of them.

    Remembering Ben Franklin:
    When we the citizens can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety we deserve and get neither safety nor liberty.
    A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.
    Welcome to the new America!

  • anastasia

    oh PUH-LEASE! Peter King-just wants to have his name in the news…this young man and the reporter that broke the story are HERO’s our govt should NOT be spying on us….and I do not belive for ONE minute that this NSA crap had thwarted anything….our prez would have blasted it out on television-b/c it would make him look like a hero—KING___STFU!

  • mnkysnkle

    Expose them where you can, and when you can Sam. Keep it up. They will all be identified eventually. I’m sorry, but my rights are absolute. Investigate us all you want, just don’t violate our rights.

  • Guest

    Does that mean King gets to be the first to be ordered to sit down and shut up? Ooops, I forgot, rules do not apply to him, just everyone else that does not agree with him.