News of another U.S. government program called ATS that monitors citizens without their knowledge (until now). Passengers on airplanes traveling in and out of the U.S. are all given a risk assessment. From the article,
“The travelers are not allowed to see or directly challenge these risk assessments, which the government intends to keep on file for 40 years.”
Sounds like shades of Orwell’s 1984, just like the NSA’s wiretapping program.
Couple those programs with the indefinite confinement of those prisoners down in Guantanamo (a scenario right out of Kafka’s The Trial) and we keep inching closer toward a police state. Let’s hope the Democratic Congress will investigate these programs and cut off their funding once it’s clear their constitutionality is lacking.