Demand a Senate Investigation into America's Secret Government

Senator Dianne Feinstein's allegations that the CIA spied on a Senate investigation of torture under the Bush administration raise serious questions regarding the separation of powers and Congress's ability to monitor our intelligence agencies. And the allegations are only the latest in a series of revelations that show that the United States' secret government is out of control. From our country's actions in the years following 9/11 to the mass surveillance exposed by Edward Snowden, the need for a full accounting of the abuses of our intelligence agencies has become crystal clear.

In the mid-1970s, a Senate select committee known as the Church Committee uncovered CIA plans to assassinate foreign leaders and FBI spying on and intimidation of peace and civil rights activists, including Martin Luther King, Jr.. Recently, Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr., the chief counsel for that committee and recent recipient of the Ridenhour Courage Prize, took to the pages of The Nation to call for a "new Church Committee," one that would serve as "a new nonpartisan, fact-based and comprehensive investigation of our secret government."

The need for more comprehensive scrutiny of our intelligence operations becomes more apparent every day. Join The Nation and Daily Kos in calling on Congress to launch an independent investigation into America's secret government.

(Reuters/Larry Downing)

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Number Date Name Location
12075 18 hours ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY
12074 4 days ago Carol Hobbs Kansas City, MO
12073 7 days ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY
12072 3 weeks ago M Solomon II harrisburg, PA we slip more and more into authoritarian corporate-fascism every single day. Only the light of transparency has any hope of saving us (and comprehensive public election finance)
12071 4 weeks ago Dennis Ingham Marenisco, MI
12070 4 weeks ago Karla Lauritsen LaPorte, CO
12069 4 weeks ago Joe Beverly Reno, NV My signature on this petition is not to be construed as an endorsement of the comments made by the other petition signers.
12068 4 weeks ago Thomas Wolfe
12067 4 weeks ago Anonymous Milwaukee, WI
12066 1 month ago Anonymous Santa Monica, CA
12065 1 month ago Lawrence Schuchart Spokane, WA
12064 1 month ago Anonymous novato, CA In back-door agreements, secret lawmaking, secret trials, persecution of advocates of open government, We are seeing contempt for the Constitution and a government changed into something unrecognize...
12063 1 month ago Shan L
12062 1 month ago Charlotte Peterson San Rafael, CA
12061 1 month ago Bruce Hansen Tempe, AZ
12060 1 month ago Andrea Berens St Petersburg, FL
12059 1 month ago Alexis Montgomery San Diego, CA
12058 1 month ago paul hohmen louisville, KY
12057 1 month ago Anonymous Santa Monica, CA Certain authoritarian entities claim, "if you have nothing to hide, why would you resist disclosure?" We, the People, must hold our entire government to these standards first. Government is accounta...
12056 1 month ago Ed Poder Johnstown, PA
12055 1 month ago Nathan Myers Davis, CA
12054 1 month ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY
12053 1 month ago Frank Martinet Santa Rosa, CA
12052 1 month ago Henry Woods Lake City, CO Only people who operate in secret need to protect themselves from their citizens!
12051 2 months ago Alastair Murray Olympia, WA
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