NSA surveillance on U.S. CITIZENS has dramatically increased during the Obama years despite what he said, despite the Edward Snowden revelations and despite outcry from members of both political parties. The battle over encryption, which dates to the 1990s, could heat up quickly with Trump’s win and the reelection of Republican Senator Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee. Burr spearheaded a failed effort last year to pass legislation requiring that companies build MORE ‘back doors’ into their products that would allow government agents to bypass encryption and other forms of data protection. With our guest Michael Pickens, we will take a look into this on today’s episode of George Orwell 2084.
Libertarian Michael Pickens: Political Consultant working exclusively for Pro-Liberty organizations and candidates. He runs grassroots political campaigns focusing on door-to-door community outreach. Focused on Bringing the power from Washington DC back to the local level. He believes that people know how to govern their lives better than a bureaucrat 3,000 miles away.
For Further Insight:
Michael’s Book, Libertarian Leadership: Planting the Seed for a Libertarian Future