The government should work on a need to know basis. They should only get the facts at the time they need to act and no sooner. Is there much the Federal Government needs to know about the U.S.? Even foreign surveillance is only needed because we have a proactive military stance. If DARPA spent its time optimizing a defensive military posture, protecting our borders and harbors while the police handle everything within we would be safer. The U.S. military just served to subsidize corporate business overseas, instituting stability in countries so we can export jobs to them.
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