11 February 2014

Congressman Pike

If you are of my vintage then you probably well remember Congressman Pike and Senator Church using the Legislative Branch's hammer to go after the abuses of the intelligence agencies. News comes that Congressman Pike has passed away at age 92. May he rest in peace.

Sadly today few remember or know of Congressman Pike and his epic battle with the NSA to produce its "TOP SECRET" charter. When you think of it, it is very strange that no news broadcaster has made any mention of Rep. Otis Pike as they covered Edward Snowden and the NSA scandalthon.  Most odd, don't you think?

The Pando.com website has a thought provoking (and hair raising) article about him that is worth reading and digesting: "The first congressman to battle the NSA is dead. No one noticed, no one cares"