Quote of the Day | 0428

That expansion of the surveillance state, do you see that as another facet of expanding executive power?

It’s an enormous expansion of executive power. I doubt that they can do much with this information that’s being stored. I’ve had plenty of experience with the FBI in simpler years when they didn’t have all this stuff. But they had tons of information. They were just drowning in it and didn’t know how to use it. It’s sort of like walking into the New York Public Library and saying “I want to be a chemist.” You’ve got all the information there, but it’s not doing any good.

Noam Chomsky, in: ‘Obama’s Attack on Civil Liberties Has Gone Way Beyond Imagination’

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