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NSA Has been using a 1981 Executive Order to Circumvent Congress and the Constitution

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Mobile phone simulating call to German Chancellor Merkel next to a tablet showing the logo of NSA is seen in picture illustration taken in Frankfurt

The NSA has been secretly using a Presidential Executive Order issued back in 1981 to justify everything it does and not an actual democratic law issued by Congress no less the Constitution. Documents released by the U.S. government  suddenly reveal, thanks to the ACLU, that the NSA views an executive order issued in 1981 as the basis of most of the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities.



This of course flies in the face of any democratic principle whereby WE THE PEOPLE create the laws. Here they rely on an old executive order and not laws enacted by Congress, reported Reuters.